Collins Lake Recreation Area

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Park Overview

Collins Lake opens at sunrise all year for lakefront RV hookup & tent camping, fishing, boating, picnics or just enjoying the beach. We’re famous for our big bass, trophy trout and monstrous ice cream cones!
We have a 1600 acre lake and recreation area with 12 miles of shoreline, nestled in the beautiful California gold country foothills just over an hour North East of Sacramento between Marysville and Grass Valley.
Our facilities include RV hookups, boat launch, marina and boat rentals, a big sand swimming beach, children’s playground, beach volleyball, shady picnic area, general store, laundry and hot showers.
More than 50,000 trout are planted every spring, which means Collins Lake has the largest private planting program North of Sacramento. Thousands of these trout are trophy sized, planted at 3 to 8 pounds and growing even larger. We’ve built habitat areas for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish them to keep them plentiful and to keep Collins Lake among the best fishing lakes in the Northstate.
Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to assist you with camping reservations, current fishing information and any questions you may have. So come and visit us!

Park Features

Recreation
  • Biking Trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking / Nature Trails
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Services
  • 30 Amp
  • Dump Station
  • Full Hookups
  • Gas / Diesel
  • Propane
  • WiFi
Clubs / Discounts
  • Military
Site Options
  • Accommodate Big Rigs
  • Cabins
  • Pull Through Sites
  • Rental Trailers
  • Tent Sites
Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Big Rig Friendly
  • Boat Rentals
  • Convenience Store
  • Exercise Facilities
  • Firewood
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restaurant / Snack Bar
  • Waterfront
Lifestyles
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Park Directions

70 miles NE of Sacramento, located between Marysville & Grass Valley off Highway 20. From Marysville, take SR-20 East 12 miles to Marysville Road. Turn left and follow Marysville Road 10 miles to Collins Lake entrance on right. Good roads for RV travel.

Collins Lake Recreation Area

7530 Collins Lake Rd, Browns Valley, CA, 95818
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(800) 286-0576

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