Collins Lake Status

Last Updated: November 4th, 2020 10:00am

Campground: Open
Day Use: Open
Campfires and charcoal barbecues are NOT PERMITTED during Red Flag Warnings

Always use caution and
extinguish completely!

What to expect

  • Masks are required in the store (Thanks for helping us stay open!)
  • The campground is typically full on all summer weekends
  • No more than 2 vehicles per campsite (first one is included in price)
  • No more than 6 people per campsite, including children
  • All campsite occupants must be from the same household
  • Day Use will temporarily close during peak hours, based on crowds
  • You may be required to spread out along the shoreline

Please review the details in this PDF before you arrive.

Online Bookings

Starting February 2019 we have partnered with CampLife for online bookings.

Reserve Online Now

All campsites have at least a 2-night minimum and some campsites have a 7-night minimum stay.

The online booking system can filter out sites that are too small for your rig- if it's too small don't book it as we can't gurantee we'll have another longer site available and often times we won't!

Currently the online system only allows one site per reservation but if you've got a group you can check availability online and each group member can make a separate booking. You can also make multiple reservations for the same date range using the same SunriseReservations account.

On Arrival

Check-in for Cabins & Rental Trailers is 4pm.

Check-in for Campsites is 2pm.

Our park office is about 1/4 mile down Collins Lake Road. Please park just past the Collins Lake Office & General Store. Don't leave your vehicle blocking the road.

Bring your license plate number in where you can pay any remaining balance for your campsite or an extra vehicle fee and pickup a camp tag for dash. If you need directions to your site we have maps available and will be happy to point you in the right direction!

Check-out from all Campsites, Cabins & Rental Trailers is Noon.

Have a question? Give us a call!

Call us at (530) 692-1600. Our phone hours are the same as our gate hours

You can make a reservation for any dates in this calendar year or next calendar year. January 1st is a big day every year as it opens a full 2-years time available to make bookings.

Minimums, Cancellations & Other Details

There is a 2-night minimum on advance reservations (3 nights on holidays), some sites have longer minimum stays. There is a $12 reservation fee for each site reserved.

A non-refundable $75 reservation deposit is required per site reserved. If you have to cancel, give us advance notice and we'll give you credit toward future camping at Collins Lake (this credit is not refunded to your card) as listed below:

  • 14 days before scheduled arrival: $60 credit
  • 7 days before scheduled arrival: $40 credit
  • Less than 7 days: No Credit

Specific sites may be requested but are not guaranteed. Site number assigned on reservations are subject to change without notice. For early departures, 2 days notice (by noon) must be given in order to receive a refund for unused days.

Groups & Rentals

For Designated Group Camping Areas, Rental Cabins or Rental RV Trailers, and for Patio Party Boat reservations, the deposits paid are not refundable. If you have to cancel, give us advance notice and we'll give you credit toward future camping at Collins Lake as listed below:

  • Notice of 14 days or more ahead: Full Credit, less $15 cancellation fee
  • Notice of less than 14 days ahead: No Credit