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Modesto Reservoir Campground

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Address: /td> 18143 Reservoir Rd, Waterford, CA
Phone Number: (209) 874-9540
Website: Modesto Reservoir Campground
Latitude   37.65472    
Longitude   -120.68034    
Campsite Information
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Site Quantity: 150 Pad Type: Gravel, Paved, Grass
Price: $20 to $30 Quality:
Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
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Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Modesto Reservoir Campground Details

Modesto Reservoir Campground offers 3,240 acres of land and 2,800 acres of reservoir for recreation and camping. Facilities include approximately 150 full hook-up campsites, undeveloped camping areas, restrooms, picnic shelter, barbecue pits, picnic tables, archery range, and radio control glider airplane field.

Campsites are available on a “first-come first-serve basis”; no reservations are available at this time. Recreation opportunities include swimming, fishing, boating, water/jet skiing, bird watching, waterfowl hunting (with permit during specific times of year), archery, and radio control airplane flying.

To keep Modesto’s drinking water as pure as possible, the State of California has set forth guidelines by which the County and MID staff must abide. For instance, there are no pets allowed at this lake. There is no camping within 50 feet of the high water mark. To prevent gas and oil spills, you cannot put gas in your boat and jet ski’s while they are on the water. Cleaning the fish you catch is also not allowed. It is up to all of us who use the reservoir to take care and not pollute it. All of these restrictions help the treatment plant to provide us with the safest and cleanest drinking water possible.

  • 150 sites, 6 PullThru's, 15' wide, 20' long, 30 amps

Recreation near Modesto Reservoir Campground

The MODESTO RADIO CONTROL CLUB has recently agreed to help develop and construct an improved radio control glider airplane field near the west boat ramp. The MODESTO RADIO CONTROL CLUB holds competitions, including “demolition derbies on wings” and thermal duration contests, in which the goal is to keep a glider in the air for a designated period of time and land in a target area. The MODESTO RADIO CONTROL CLUB offers monthly gatherings and special events throughout the year. The facility and the opportunity to fly are open to the public.

The YAHI BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB has recently taken on the operations and maintenance of the reservoir’s archery range. YAHI BOWMEN hold monthly, and during the summer – weekly, shoots that are open to the public. All are always welcome as the club members look forward to guests and some friendly competition. YAHI BOWMEN promotes family and youth participation with open arms of encouragement and will be hosting a variety of specialty shoots throughout the year.

The MID-VALLEY WATER SKI CLUB holds numerous events at the reservoir throughout the year, such as Disabled Ski Clinics, “SkiFun Day for Kids” partnered with the Police Activities League, Polar Bear Day, and tournament competitions.

Directions to Modesto Reservoir Campground

Modesto Reservoir Campground is located at 18143 Reservoir Road a few miles east of the town of Waterford off Hwy 132.

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Modesto Reservoir Campground, 3.2 out of 5 based on 9 ratings


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7 Responses to Modesto Reservoir Campground

  1. Helen ScolaHouse on July 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    we enjoyed ourselfs at modesto resivoir n never had a problem even with our son who has special needs n yells alot because he cant talk but he has a right to be there just like everyone else so i suggest if u cant handle the noise then find a campgound with older people who go to bed early or get a hotel

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  2. Helen ScolaHouse on July 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    we have been there several times n never had any issues n we have a special needs son n have usually always had very nice neighbors but also u go camping to get away n enjoy so for those who cant handle noise maybe u should go somewhere were there is older people who go to bed early or get a hotel

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    • IRENE PAGAN on July 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Totally agree! Camping is to enjoy.

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  3. Apollo knows who on June 14, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    No pets allowed yet big block v-8 boat engines spew carbon atop the water and every outboard motor water bongs the water with 2 stroke mix and even a 4 stroke exhaust blows CARBON MONOXIDE out near the prop under water. Wow protecting the drinking water huh, running a hose from car exhaust to inside of car is deadly, all them boats and jet ski’s are slowly killing us with exhaust filtering through water. Strange they think gas fumes in water are safe to drink over long term. I know some pets are dangerous but water drenched in gasoline fuel mix is not good for drinking it’s MASONIC!!

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  4. Brandon on April 17, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Dogs should be allowed fuck this lake

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  5. tv.somner on June 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Very upset that Sheriffs Department does nothing for the parties that go on at Modesto Reservoir! We were there and the people next to us had 4 to 5 cars per site,, Not sure how many people but more and more kept coming as the party progressed,drank and played loud music all day till 3am. This made out trip MISERABLE and we left. Why are there tent parties throughout the RV full hookup sites? What happened to QUIET TIME at 10? Sherriff’s were right there and did nothing! Never going back because this wasn’t the first time it happened. I will go back to McSwain they enforce quiet time.

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  6. very disappointed on October 6, 2010 at 3:23 am

    We were at this campground for less than 30 minutes. The campground appeared to be in the country and relaxing…until you get to the camp ground. We are tent campers. When we arrived on the second Saturday of September, we drove out to the tent area (no hooks ups needed for us.) There campground was more than 1/2 full. One end was very empty. When we rolled down the windows… there was loud music at that end.. we understood why that end was empty. We found a spot as far from the loud music as we could, a family obviously on one side, a small shade tree a picnic bench and a bbq… so looks fine. When we got out of the car, an obviously drunk man was yelling at someone we could not see. The family next to us looked a more than a little distraught…. but we thought, we could deal with that. But after one quick trip to the bathroom before setting up our tent. Ugh! It was the dirtiest and smelliest camp ground rest room I had ever been in. Toilet paper scattered about, the grey walls were streaked with. The toilet flushing mechanism was one of those buttons in the wall. It was wet and there was water (clean water I hope) dripping down the wall. Two of the bathroom doors did not latch. A woman was holding the door shut for her friend. There was no hand soap and no paper towels. My husband is not a clean freak… but when we made eye contact out side… he shook his head. We decided this would not be a restful and maybe not even healthy to stay. We drove out. The people working in the entrance booth were not very reassuring. They were nice enough but said that is strange.. the bathrooms were cleaned this morning… and the noise is allowed until 10 pm. They gave us a refund request form. We filled it out when we got home but didn’t get a refund. Fortunately it was only $17 to learn this lesson. Maybe if you have a motor home, and are getting hook ups, maybe that part is nicer. I would discourage any one from going here

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