Auburn State Recreation Area

Lake Clementine

Lake Clementine was created when the North Fork Dam was completed in 1939 by the Army Corps of Engineers as a debris dam.

The dam rises 155 feet above the foundation and has a crest elevation of 718 feet.

The reservoir has a capacity of 14,700 acre-feet, and a surface area of 280 acres. The reservoir is approximately 3.5 miles long and has very narrow steep canyon walls.

This small lake features a boat launch ramp, marina and boat-in campsites.

Boat-In Camping
15 boat-in-only campsites are available through the statewide reservation system.

Limit of 8 people per campsite.
Maximum length of stay is 7 days.
Camping fee is $25.00 per night, $5.00 for each extra vehicle.
Day Use fee is $5.00 per day for all day use vehicles.
Limited vehicle parking.
Picnic tables, chemical toilets, and fire rings.
Only 25 boat trailers are permitted.
$5.00 motorized boat launch fee, payable at the boat dock.
No dogs are permitted in the campground or on the lake.
Wide variety of fish, Brown Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass, and Catfish.
Safety Rules
Your cooperation is appreciated in observing the following rules:

- Water-ski and boating in a counter clockwise direction only.
- Maximum speed on the lake is 40 MPH.
- Maximum speed within buoyed areas is 5 MPH.
- No wake allowed at the ramp, marina, and camping areas.
- Swimming and water-skiing is prohibited in Marina Area.
- Beach starts are prohibited.
- Personal flotation devices, fire extinguishers and other normal required safety equipment must be onboard.
- No powerchuting.
- No power boats upstream of regulatory buoy stating "No Power Boats".
- No towed inflatables allowed in the ski zone. Towed inflatables may be used in the campground as swim platforms only.
- No dogs are permitted in boat-in camp and day use areas.
- No garbage removal provided; pack it in, pack it out!


Lake Clementine is located off the Auburn-Foresthill Road, approximately two miles from Auburn. From I-80 in Auburn, exit at Foresthill, drive 3.5 miles on Foresthill Road, turn left onto Lake Clementine Road, 2 miles down to the boat dock.