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Turkey Hill Equestrian/Group Campground
Near: IoneCA (Weather)
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3 Total
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30 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Equestrian campers with East Bay MUD trail permits will have access to 7.25 miles of trail at the campground, and can trailer to Lake Camanche North Shore for 5.1 miles of trail and a 3 mile loop, or to Pardee Reservoir for 10.6 miles of trail. Work is in progress on the segment that will connect the trail at Lake Camanche with the trail at Pardee. When completed there will be 21 miles of continuous trail on EBMUD's Mokelumne watershed.
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Campground The camp is nestled in 16 acres of mature oak trees adjacent to the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) Staging Area at Lake Camanche South Shore. The difficulty rating of the trails themselves can be classified as ranging from Easy to More Difficult. The camp has seven sites: two single family sites that accommodate a maximum of eight persons with two vehicles, two trailers and four horses; two double sites; two triple sites that accommodate double and triple the single site capacity; and one quad site that accommodates a maximum of 32 persons and 8 vehicles with trailers and 8 horses. All sites have picnic tables, a fire ring/barbecue grill, a paddock for each horse, lantern stands, and close access to water. One of the single sites has accessible facilities including a transfer platform to assist in getting on and off horses. The sites surround a group eating area with large barbecues, serving tables and picnic tables to seat 40 people, plus a group campfire ring with benches to act as an amphitheater and assembly area. These areas are also wheelchair-accessible. This group use area also includes a regulation horseshoe pit. Other features of the campground include a horse wash station, bins for horse waste, portable toilets and easy access to the MCCT. Showers, coin-operated laundry, an RV dump station and a general store are available elsewhere in the park.
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Pump, Toilet, Shower, Tie-up, Water Camanche Recreation Co.
(209) 763-5178
Camanche Recreation Co.
2000 Camanche Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
Additional Info
Directions FROM THE SANFRANCISCO BAY AREA: Take Hwy. 580 East to Hwy. 205. Then take I-5 north to Highway 4 East (Stockton Crosstown Freeway). Then take Hwy. 99 North to the Waterloo Road / Hwy. 88 east turn-off. Continue straight on Hwy. 12/88 through Clements. Turn left on South Camanche Parkway at Wallace. Continue straight for approximately five miles to the South Shore gate. FROM SACRAMENTO: Drive South on Hwy. 99. Follow 99 until just above Lodi where you'll take Hwy. 12 East. Hwy. 12 East joins Hwy. 88 just west of Lockeford. Continue straight on Hwy. 12/88 through Clements. Turn left on South Camanche Parkway at Wallace. Continue straight for approximately five miles to the South Shore gate.
This information was provided by urbanparkconcessionaires on 11/29/2005 1:26:58 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)