Pardee Recreation Area

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Woodpile Gulch
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Pardee Patio
4900 Stony Creek Road, Ione, CA, United States
4900 Stony Creek Road Ione California 95640 US
209-772-1472209-772-1472

THE POOL IS NOW OPEN!

Pardee Recreation Area has been creating positive memories for visitors since its opening in 1958. Located along the Mokeumne River, Pardee Recreation Area provides stunning views and diverse activities for all visitors, old and young. The park lays in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of Northern California and is just twelve miles southwest of Jackson. The facility is reachable from Highway 88 or Highway 12 and is near the Jackson Rancheria Casino. The overwhelming beauty of this recreation area provides for guests a state of peace as they witness the tranquility of geese floating on the water top, excitement as wild turkey dart across their path, and joy as they interact with the friendly staff.

From fishing to hiking, Pardee Recreation Area offers an abundance of activities to keep even the most active groups busy over a long weekend. Over 100 campsites, each with a fire pit and picnic table, are located within the park, interspersed with incredible oak trees that provide plenty of shade for the sites. Two swimming pools, several day use areas, boat rentals, fishing and breathtaking hiking trails make this park full of adventure and areas to explore. The park is also home to several friends including wild turkeys, deer and various fish species. To fuel visitors’ adventures, the Lake Pardee Cafe offers tasty breakfast and lunch options and the best 50/50 Freeze you’ll find.

As the center of EBMUD’s drinking supply, to comply with state law which prohibits body contact with the lake, personal water crafts, water skiing, and lake swimming are not permitted.

Nature at the Park
Park Hours

Gate Hours: Monday – Sunday 5am – 11pm

Pardee Recreation Area closes each winter for its migratory bird season as part of EBMUD’s wildlife enhancement program

2018 season dates: Daily from February 15 through November 4

Entry Fees
Daily Season Pass Senior Season Pass
Vehicle (Car / Motorcycle) $10.00 $115.00 $57.50
Vehicle & Boat $17.00 $218.00 $109.00
Large Van or Bus (10+ Passengers) $38.00 N/A N/A
Dog $5.00 N/A N/A
Standard Boat Launch $9.00 $103.00 $51.50
Cartop Boat Launch $5.00 $44.00 $22.00
Fishing Access $6.00 $195.00 $195.00
Boating & Rentals

In addition to rental boats, the marina provides ice, wood, drinks, groceries, camping and fishing supplies. California State Fishing Licenses are also available.

At the center of the marina is a vast 10 lane launch ramp that allows for a smooth launch into the reservoir for all boaters.

All boats must be surveyed and are subject to inspection before launching to prevent Quagga Mussels invading EBMUD waters. Vessels from Southern California and out-of-state are prohibited from launching on Pardee Reservoir unless they have gone through a decontamination process.

A gas station is located by the marina store.

 

Type # People (weight dependent) Deposit Minimum Each Add’l Hour All Day
14′ Motor Boat 3-4 max $80 $35/2 hour min $9 $80
16′ Deluxe Boat 4-5 max $135 $60/2 hour min $15 $135
Pontoon 7 max $200 $75/2 hour min $20 $175
Deluxe Pontoon 8-10 max $275 $95/2 hour min $30 $275
Fishing Pontoon 18 max $275 $95/2 hour min $30 $275
Kayaks, Canoes, Peddle Boats 1-2 max $40 $12/1 hour min $8 $40

Senior Discount: 50% off all day rate on Non-Holiday Weekdays only.  Age 62+

Park Information

For added entertainment, the park also has a horse shoe station and two pools (one for small children and one for all others).

The Pool is typically open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.  There is the possibility of it opening early depending on weather.  Please contact the Lake Pardee Gate for more information on early opening.  209-772-1472

 

 

Cafe


 

The café is located just past the entrance of the recreation area next to the pool.

Serving breakfast and lunch on weekends, the café is an excellent place to grab a bite! The current menu is displayed below, but the chef
always has something new up her sleeve! Their menu includes several tasty frozen treats for those hot summer days at the lake. The patio in the back of the cafe is a great place to enjoy a refreshing drink or sandwich.

 

 

The cafe will open on February 16th, 2018 and closes

September 3rd, 2018 Hours are 7am-3pm 7 days a week.

 

Breakfast:
(Served until 11:00 AM)
                                Lunch:
   

 

 

Day Use & Hiking

 

The park offers several hiking trails filled with wildlife. Portable toilets are available along the trails for hikers’ convenience. Ornithology enthusiasts will have plenty to observe as the recreation area is home to Duck, geese, eagles, ospreys, hawks, owls, quail and wild turkeys. Rabbits, squirrels and deer also accompany hikers along their journey. Much more allusive coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions also call Pardee their home, but do not enjoy visitors as much as the squirrels so interaction with these animals is highly unlikely.

Visit this site to see the best ranked hiking trails at Pardee and share your opinion too!

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/california/pardee-recreation-area

Day use areas make up the edge of the lake and have tables and barbecues, perfect for a weekend picnic or a cool down after a hike!

Day Use Areas
Camping Information & Reservations

Pardee Recreation Area is an exceptional place for a camp out, with over 100 sites for tenters and RV campers.

 

Reservable Camping Areas
Lake View Campground
Oaks Campground
   

 

 

Two separate campgrounds, Oaks and Lake View, allow a camper a large number of sites to choose from, all with a picnic table and fire ring. Ample shade from the oak trees spread through the campgrounds make for plenty of cool sites. Restrooms and shared water spigots available all throughout camping areas and flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are available closer to the marina of the park.

Lake View campground has sites that provide an exquisite view of the water and has twelve short-term camping full hook-up RV sites. Oaks campground has sites that are a little smaller but are more secluded and present a camping experience full of nature and closer to the woodsy feeling many look for when visiting the wilderness. 3 ADA sites, two for tent camping and one for RV camping, are also available for reservation.

Nightly Boat Slips are available for $9.50 per night.

Please see the rules and regulations sheet for further camping information: Pardee Campground Rules

 

Make A Reservation Online Here

Or call 800-416-6992 for phone reservations.

 

Site Type Nightly Rate Weekly Rate
Standard Campsite $28.00 $168.00
Premium Campsite $31.00 $186.00
Double Campsite $52.00 N/A
RV Site $38.00 $228.00

There is a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE reservation fee for all reservations made

 

Seasonal RV Camping

The newly renovated long-term RV park has 56 full hook-up RV sites available for rental of an entire season at the lake. For more information regarding the availability of these sites, please call 661-702-1420 or email kim@rockymountainrec.com.

Monthly: $500.00*

Season: $3,050.00*

Premium Site Season: $3,150.00*

*Site electricity charged separately.

Reservable Dry Camp Sites
Reservable RV Sites
Reservable Group Sites
Fishing Information

The 300 -foot-deep reservoir is home to many species of fish including: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon, brown trout, catfish, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and various species of sunfish. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish are great for young anglers.

The large perimeter of the lake allows for plenty of shore fishing in open areas and small coves accessible from a short hike. The fishing dock is also an excellent location for anglers old and young. A fish cleaning station is available for use at the top of the marina.

 

 

California State fishing licenses are required for anyone over the age of 16. For youths under 16, the adult accompanying them is required to have a fishing license. Fishing licenses are available for sale at the lake’s marina.

Fishing Access Permits are $6.00 for each guest over 16 years old. 100% of the funds are used to plant Rainbow Trout.

Services

Storage Facilities:

 

Weekly Monthly Season Concurrent with season RV Site
Boat Slip $45.00 $135.00 $680.00 $630.00
Dry Storage $20.00 $60.00 $500.00 $440.00
Nightly Boat Slip: $9.50
Dry Storage 12 months consecutively: $660.00

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Boating & Rentals

In addition to rental boats, the marina provides ice, wood, drinks, groceries, camping and fishing supplies. California State Fishing Licenses are also available.

At the center of the marina is a vast 10 lane launch ramp that allows for a smooth launch into the reservoir for all boaters.

All boats must be surveyed and are subject to inspection before launching to prevent Quagga Mussels invading EBMUD waters. Vessels from Southern California and out-of-state are prohibited from launching on Pardee Reservoir unless they have gone through a decontamination process.

A gas station is located by the marina store.

 

Type # People (weight dependent) Deposit Minimum Each Add’l Hour All Day
14′ Motor Boat 3-4 max $80 $35/2 hour min $9 $80
16′ Deluxe Boat 4-5 max $135 $60/2 hour min $15 $135
Pontoon 7 max $200 $75/2 hour min $20 $175
Deluxe Pontoon 8-10 max $275 $95/2 hour min $30 $275
Fishing Pontoon 18 max $275 $95/2 hour min $30 $275
Kayaks, Canoes, Peddle Boats 1-2 max $40 $12/1 hour min $8 $40

Senior Discount: 50% off all day rate on Non-Holiday Weekdays only.  Age 62+