February 18, 2018 - reviewed by Bill
Where's the Website?
Love camping here but what happened to the website? I gives me places other than pardee lake. Can't look up the campsites anymore because there's no map. No pricing list as well.
November 19, 2017 - reviewed by Donna
We've camped, boated, fished (and camped and fished some more) at Pardee and there are several reasons we will keep going back. First, the lake is full of impressively sized trout. The campgrounds have tons of shady trees, and the nice people working there, from the entrance kiosk to the marina and boat rental, are knowledgeable and helpful.
August 19, 2017 - reviewed by Len
In mid August, everything is dried & brown. Not a bit of green grass. The lake rules state: NO BODY CONTACT WITH WATER! That is not a joke. They also charge an extra $5. p/day p/dog. Too hot, too dry, unusable lake w/o a boat & a dog penalty.
May 29, 2017 - reviewed by Ruth
This was our first trip to Pardee. We thoroughly enjoyed it! I would happily return on any free weekend. But is it a "destination?" Well...maybe. Let me get specific:
1. Big camp sites
2. Well maintained
3. Two unheated pools
4. Pleasant staff
6. 15 miles from historic gold rush towns
7. 15 miles from Indian Casino
8. Boat rentals available
9. Veery fishing centric
1. They advertise a store and a cafe. This was Memorial Day, and the store seemed to be managed by mother Hubbard. The cafe was only open Friday, and Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Other campers said it was good and reasonably priced. The marina has sodas, tackle, chips, and ice cream. Don't count on the store.
2. It's geographically isolated. We were in a motorhome so once down, we were down. Too far for basic provisions. Nearest town was 4 miles.
3. No swimming in lake.
4. If there were hiking trails they weren't marked. But...one can walk a worn path the fishermen take along the banks.