Lake Minden RV Resort

1256 Marcum Rd, Nicolaus, CA 95659 Get Directions

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  • Celebrate Thousand Trails 50th Anniversary!
    Starts: 07/26/2019 - Ends: 07/28/2019

    Join us on the 27th at Lake Minden for a time capsule event and leave your mark on the next 50 years of Thousand Trails' history! Participate in a variety of activities that have been popular at Lake Minden over the years.

  • Shark Week
    Starts: 08/02/2019 - Ends: 08/04/2019

    This week is all about Sharks, shark movies, shark games, shark art and crafts. We'll even have Shark Sundaes at the Saturday Ice Cream Social.

  • In the Jungle
    Starts: 08/09/2019 - Ends: 08/11/2019

    Kids will enjoy a variety of Jungle activities including Coconut Bowling, a Jungle Scavenger Hunt and Jungle Arts and Crafts. Don't forget the Ice Cream Social and Candy Bar Bingo.

  • Clowning Around/Craft Fair
    Starts: 08/16/2019 - Ends: 08/18/2019

    Saturday, Primrose Octavia Merry Ticklefeather "Pom-Pom the Clown" will entertain and amaze children of all ages. We'll also have an arts and craft fair. Sign-up in the B Lodge for the Craft Fair.

  • Life In The Wild/Hydroplane Boat Races
    Starts: 08/23/2019 - Ends: 08/25/2019

    Will have some "wild" activities for kids and Adults. Joint the Wild Animal Races or a Wild Animal Scavenger Hunt. Friday night come to the Wild and Wacky Pot Luck Social. Feel the thunder as the Hydroplanes race on Lake Minden. (Swim beaches will be closed during the boat races)

  • Labor Day/Barn Dance
    Starts: 08/30/2019 - Ends: 09/01/2019

    Let's celebrate our great country with a hamburger cookout/potluck followed by Brown Bag Bingo. Saturday will feature banana splits at the Ice Cream Social. Check out all the park-wide scavenger hunt, frozen t-shirt and bucket races and a family barn dance.

  • Grandparent's Day
    Starts: 09/06/2019 - Ends: 09/08/2019

    Celebrate Grandparent's day with an old-fashioned favorites potluck social followed by brown bag bingo. Saturday bring your grandparents to the Ice Cream Social.

  • Pet's on Parade/RC Boat Races
    Starts: 09/13/2019 - Ends: 09/15/2019

    This weekend Lake Minden is going to the dogs...and cats. Bring a photo of your pet for a photo contest. Dress up your pet for a fashion show/beauty contest and enter your pet in a talent show. Kids will be doing pet arts and crafts and a pet scavenger hunt. Watch the RC Boats Race on the Lake.

  • It's All About Apples
    Starts: 09/20/2019 - Ends: 09/22/2019

    We will be doing apple arts, crafts and games and caramel apple sundaes at the Ice Cream Social. Come share your favorite apple recipe, apple craft and a cup of tea or coffee with other cooks and crafters.

  • Stupendous Soups
    Starts: 09/27/2019 - Ends: 09/29/2019

    Bring your favorite pot of homemade soup or a dish to go with soup and join the fun at one of Lake Minden's extremely popular "Pot-O-Soup" potlucks. Try a caramel apple pie sundae at the ice cream social.

  • Mad Hatter Week/Fly-Floats
    Starts: 10/04/2019 - Ends: 10/06/2019

    Make a hat in a crafts class or wear your favorite hat to a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Kids can play "Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat" and Pink Flamingo Golf. Watch the big, beautiful Fly-N-Float radio-controlled planes take off and land on the lake.

  • Monster Mash/Craft Fair/ RC Boat Races
    Starts: 10/11/2019 - Ends: 10/13/2019

    We'll be making fall crafts and Halloween decorations this week, so come ready to have some crafty fun. On Saturday, don't get spooked at the Ghost and Goblin Scavenger Hunt. Check out the Craft Fair. Watch the RC Boats Race on the Lake. Sign-up in the B Lodge for the Craft Fair.

  • Pumpkin Chili Cook Off
    Starts: 10/18/2019 - Ends: 10/20/2019

    Don't be chilled to the bone, bring your favorite pot of chili for a Chili Potluck Social. On Saturday, we'll do Halloween Crafts with the kids and Halloween Candy Bar Bingo for everyone.

  • Ghoulish Good Fun
    Starts: 10/25/2019 - Ends: 10/27/2019

    We'll make some wicked crafts and then have a ghoulish good time at the Potluck Social! Saturday we'll have a Scared Silly Movie Marathon, Parking Lot Trick or Treat. Decorate Your site for Halloween and win a prize.

  • Getting Ready for the Holidays/Craft Fair
    Starts: 11/01/2019 - Ends: 11/03/2019

    It's time to really get into the holiday spirit. Come to a Holiday Coffee and share your favorite holiday recipe, make beautiful holiday cards and take a jewelry class and make a pair of angle earrings. Check out our indoor Craft Fair. Sign-up in the B Lodge for the Craft Fair.

  • A Salute to Veterans
    Starts: 11/08/2019 - Ends: 11/10/2019

    Join us Saturday as we celebrate our great veterans at the Pie and Ice Cream Social. Veterans or family members are encouraged to bring photos for Veteran's Memory Board. Get started on your Christmas crafting in a craft or beading class.

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    Starts: 11/15/2019 - Ends: 11/17/2019

    Join us in the Adult Lodge for an afternoon of Skip-Bo. Take a holiday jewelry class and make a festive bracelet. Show off your most imaginative leftover dish at the Friday Night Potluck followed by Holiday Brown Bag Bingo.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    Starts: 11/22/2019 - Ends: 11/24/2019

    This is Lake Minden's most popular Potluck Social of the year. Join us Saturday for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and catch up with old friends and make new ones. Walk off your meal with a relaxing walk around the lake.

  • Holiday Cheer/Giving Tree
    Starts: 11/29/2019 - Ends: 12/01/2019

    This week we'll be making a variety of holiday ornaments in the children's and adult craft sessions. Bring your hat and mittens donations to the Adult Lodge and help us share the holiday spirit with the less fortunate.

  • St Nicholas Day/Craft Fair
    Starts: 12/06/2019 - Ends: 12/08/2019

    Get in the holiday spirit with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and a Holiday Movie. Kids and Adults will do a St Nicholas Day craft project. Sign up for a St Nicholas Day kids surprise. Indoor Craft Fair.

  • Lake Minden Christmas Dinner
    Starts: 12/13/2019 - Ends: 12/15/2019

    Join us for our Annual Christmas Potluck Social on the 15th. Not quite finished with your Christmas shopping? Take a beading class and make a bracelet or a few last-minute greeting cards. Kids will be doing Christmas crafts.

  • Tis the Season / Last Minute Gifts
    Starts: 12/20/2019 - Ends: 12/22/2019

    It's not too late to make a Christmas gift or a holiday craft project. Join us for our Friday Night Potluck Social followed by Christmas Brown Bag Bingo. Kids can make Christmas ornaments and watch holiday movies.

  • Fun Between the Holidays
    Starts: 12/27/2019 - Ends: 12/29/2019

    Make new friends or catch up with old at a afternoon Ski-Bo Game. Share your favorite holiday photos at a post-holiday coffee get together. Come to a Baked Potato Social and stay for Brown Bag Bingo.

  • New Year's Eve
    Starts: 12/31/2019 - Ends: 12/31/2019

    Join us for a New Year's Eve Hors d'eourves Potluck Social and stay for Brown Bag Bingo and card games as we bring in the New Year. Check out the library for some great reads.

  • Soup and More Soup
    Starts: 01/03/2020 - Ends: 01/05/2020

    Bring your favorite pot of homemade soup to share and join us for one of Lake Minden's favorite Friday night potlucks. Saturday check out Candy Bar Bingo and stay for an ice cream social.

  • Baby It's Cold Outside
    Starts: 01/10/2020 - Ends: 01/12/2020

    Come inside, out of the cold and join us for a Coffee/Hot Chocolate Bar and share your healthy eating recipes and Ideas. Bring a "white elephant" gift in a brown paper bag to Brown Bag Bingo and join the fun.

  • Say No to Cabin Fever
    Starts: 01/17/2020 - Ends: 01/19/2020

    Cure your cabin fever with the four Cs: coffee, company, cards, and crafts. Not into cards or crafts? Check out our book and puzzle collection. Join us for the Friday Potluck Social and Brown Bag Bingo. Saturday there will be Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social.

  • Beat Those Winter Time Blues
    Starts: 01/24/2020 - Ends: 01/26/2020

    Join us for great activities for the whole family. Kids can do a winter crafts followed by a family movie. Adults join us for an "All that glitters" jewelry class followed by a Chili Potluck Social and Brown Bag Bingo.

  • Big Game Weekend
    Starts: 01/31/2020 - Ends: 02/02/2020

    We'll kick off our Big Game Weekend on Friday night with an indoor "tailgate" Potluck Social. Join us on Sunday for a viewing party.

  • Bring Your Favorite Chili
    Starts: 02/07/2020 - Ends: 02/09/2020

    Bring your favorite pot of chili to the Friday night potluck and we'll have a great time, good food. Bring a prize in a brown paper bag and stay for brown bag bingo.

  • Sweets for My Sweet
    Starts: 02/14/2020 - Ends: 02/16/2020

    Prepare for some sweet activities. Including a chocolate tasting, a Sweetheart Jewelry class and a Valentine's Day Potluck.

  • Soups On
    Starts: 02/21/2020 - Ends: 02/23/2020

    Bring your favorite pot of homemade soup to share and join us for one of Lake Minden's favorite Friday night potlucks. Saturday check out Candy Bar Bingo and stay for a "It's never too cold for" ice cream social.

  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday
    Starts: 02/28/2020 - Ends: 03/01/2020

    Will celebrate Dr Seuss's Birthday with a variety of silly activities. Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss Book character and win a prize and make Dr. Seuss Crafts. Don't Forget the Saturday Ice Cream Social.

  • Make New Friends and Keep the Old
    Starts: 03/06/2020 - Ends: 03/08/2020

    This week's activities are all about friendship; keeping in touch with old friends, making new friends. Is there any better way to make friends than enjoying hot fudge sundaes at the ice cream social?

  • A Bit O the Irish
    Starts: 03/13/2020 - Ends: 03/15/2020

    It's that time of year again and we'll be doing a variety of green themed activities. Make sure to sign up early for the Corned Beef and Cabbage Potluck Dinner. We'll also be crafting with an Irish theme. Join us at the Ice Cream Social for chocolate chip mint sundaes.

  • National Goof Off Day
    Starts: 03/20/2020 - Ends: 03/22/2020

    What better way to spend a weekend than goofing off with friends? Come Play Brown Bag and Candy Bar Bingo. Relax and enjoy the Friday Night Potluck and Saturday Ice Cream Social. Kids will also be doing silly crafts and outdoor games.

  • Challenging Activities
    Starts: 03/27/2020 - Ends: 03/29/2020

    We invite you to a week end of challenging activities that will include card games, board games, miniature golf, hula hoops, and a scavenger hunt. Don't forget to join us on Saturday for the Ice Cream Social and Candy Bar Bingo.

  • Bird Brained Weekend
    Starts: 04/03/2020 - Ends: 04/05/2020

    We'll be painting bird houses, learning about the birds at Lake Minden, and having a bird scavenger hunt. Don't miss out on the "worms in the dirt" sundaes at the Ice Cream Social.

  • Easter Festivities
    Starts: 04/10/2020 - Ends: 04/12/2020

    Join us Saturday morning for Easter Egg Dying and Bunny Crafts. We'll also be having our Annual Easter Potluck Dinner Social and Bunny Scavenger Hunt. Sunday bring your kids for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Don't forget your cameras; this is a great weekend for photos.

  • Spring is in the Air
    Starts: 04/17/2020 - Ends: 04/19/2020

    Spring is in the air and it's a great time to walk or bike around the lake. We'll also have a jump rope, Frisbee and hula hoop competitions. Bring your favorite spring dish to the Friday Night Potluck and stay for Brown Bag Bingo.

  • Celebrate the Great Outdoors
    Starts: 04/24/2020 - Ends: 04/26/2020

    Come join us for a weekend of great outdoor activities including kayak races, a scavenger hunt, hula hoops and jump rope. Don't miss the Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social.