Lake Minden

1256 Marcum Rd.
Nicolaus, CA 95659

Ranger Station: (530) 656-2700

Shaded by tall eucalyptus tree, this preserve encircles a 41-acre lake brimming with catfish, bass and bluegill.


Campsites: 49 full hookups, 113 power and water only.

Rentals: 8 trailers, 4 garden homes, 2 cabins, accommodations for the handicapped.

Member Amenities

Adult center, baseball diamond, beach, bumper boats, driving range, family center, fish cleaning stations, horseshoe pits, kayaks, laundry facilities, mini-golf, nature trails, paddleboats, playground, playground, sailboats, snack bar, soccer field, sport courts, trading post, TV room, Wi-Fi access in lodges.

Points of Interest

  • Feather River, 1/2 mile
  • Sacramento River, 10 miles
  • Yuba River, 22 miles
  • William Land Park, 22 miles
  • Old Sacramento, 22 miles
  • Old Sacramento Railroad Museum, Sutter’s Fort, 22 miles
  • Auburn Ravine, 33 miles northeast of Sacramento
  • Holbrooke Hotel, Nevada City, 50 miles
  • Bernhard Winery, Chinese houses, Placer County
  • Historical Museum and Union Bar (Auburn, CA)


GPS Coordinates: N 38° 53' 52.35" W 121° 34' 17.49"; elevation is 32 feet.

From I-5: Take I-5 to the Hwy. 99-70 turnoff (just north of I-80). From Hwy. 70, exit at Marcum Road. From Hwy. 99, exit at Powerline Road.