Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
California State Parks
Turlock Lake is just 25 miles east of Modesto, CA. This recreation area is open all year. Featuring camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and clean country air makes this the perfect place for your family to enjoy a day or a week together.
The campground is on the Tuolumne River where our guests enjoy hours of canoeing, fishing and water fun with their young children. A lovely outdoor theatre complete with benches, electricity and a white board for a screen is available for camper's use. Shower rooms and three restroom areas are found throughout this 60-site campground. We have numerous programs such as Bike & Hike, Junior Ranger and we are working on a regular basis with various scout groups. Check with the Campground Managers about these programs.
The Day Use area is across the road from the campground on Turlock Lake. The camping fee includes admission to this area as well. There is a beautiful swim beach with a picnic area up on the hill over looking the beach. A second picnic area is on the west end of the Day Use Park. The 3 restrooms in this area provide handicap accessible restrooms.