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Collins Lake Recreation Area

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Collins Lake is a 1600 acre lake and recreation area with 12 1/2 miles of shoreline, nestled in the beautiful California gold country foothills. It is located about 1 1/4 hours North-east of Sacramento between Marysville and Grass Valley; open year-round.

Our facilities include lakeshore camping and RV sites, tent sites, group camps, boat launch, marina and boat rentals, a big sand swimming beach, childrens playground, beach volleyball, picnic area, general store, laundry and hot showers. Check out our famous huge ice cream cones; they’re so big . . . we couldn’t get them in a picture for you!



Email: info@collinslake.com

Phone: (530) 692-1600

Other Phone: 1-800-286-0576

Fax: (530) 692-1607


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


Weather

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Monday 12/05/2016 0%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. High 51F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/06/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 48F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 12/07/2016 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Rain
Thursday 12/08/2016 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. High around 50F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Rain
Friday 12/09/2016 80%
Rain
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 52F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.


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Reviews

  • mikerex
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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May 15, 2010

Nice place to camp, have a good time with a bottle of beer.
If you want to do some fishing, this is not the place. You waste your time and money.
Last year I went once, no bites, no fish
This year I went to the lake for two days. No bites, no fish.
They do not have any fish there, no biting fish anyway.
However they have good pictures with the fish on their web site.

  • McFly
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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The Lake isnt all that big but you can sky and have fun. Look for tree's keep cool. It gets Hot!

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June 15, 2007

The Open area is dusty on a hot day. The over all area is nice, and with showers you will find yourself getting clean and haven an ice cream. Its has some of the best fishing in this area. Black top stops in the campground area, and the dirt starts. The dump station is easy, on the way in or out. NOTE: If you like big fires this is not the place for that. No Fire rings, you will have to rent a tub from main store (about $10). A very nice playground area for the kids. A big sandy beach. The boat launch is a little freaky to back down, at over 300 feet you'll have fun getting that large boat in the water. The docks are a must, keep that boat in the water and take a short walk to the lard dock area.
Plan this get away a few months out, and give yourself a little time to enjoy this area.

Gate hours are as follows:
Opens at Sunrise Every Day Year Round
Summer: May 1st through Labor Day -
Sunrise to 10:00 pm (Midnight on Fridays)
Fall: September through October -
Sunrise to One Hour Past Sunset (10PM on Fridays)
Winter: November to Presidents Day -
Sunrise to Sunset
Spring: Presidents Day through April -
Sunrise to One Hour Past Sunset (10PM on Fridays)
If arriving late call before closing to make arrangements


NOTE: CHECK GATE HOURS, YOU ARE LOCKED IN AT NIGHT. (security and medical personnel on call 24 hours a day)

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