Everyone loves to get wet in the summertime. Nothing makes the kids or grandchildren happier than to spend their day on the shores of the lake or the banks of the river. Lakes and rivers are abundant in the Sierra Foothills as the snow melts and provides valuable water to the Central Valley farmlands. Take a leisurely float trip on the Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry on a hot summer day or a whitewater rafting trip on the Tuolumne River for those that want a little more adventure.
Copperopolis is home to Lake Tulloch which has 55 miles of shoreline and offers boating, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, sailing and personal watercraft use. The lake is fed by the Stanislaus River and the water level is kept constant. Fishing for small and large mouth bass and trout is a popular pastime. During the summer months boat rentals are available through our Guest Services Manager, or you may want to just relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery on our Sunset Cruise. Our Guest Services Manager can help you with the details. Bring your friends and spend a little time in this summer playground.
If you want to venture a little further and explore other lakes and rivers there are several. The popular New Melones Lake and Lake Don Pedro are only a short 30-minute drive. Other nearby lakes includes Lake McClure, Lake McSwain, New Hogan Reservoir, and Lake Camanche.
Lake Alpine, Pinecrest and Spicer Reservoir, a little higher in elevation, are well worth the extra drive time to visit. The pristine lakes and rivers
of the Sierra are just another adventure waiting for you to discover from your base camp.