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Gold Country Lakes

California Lake Fishing California gold country lakes
The fourth largest water storage reservoir in California.
100+ miles of lake shoreline, in the Gold Country foothills.
Open all year long.
gold rush country Country
: oak woodlands & rolling hills

Calaveras & Tuolumne County
along Gold Country Historic Highway 49; in between Highway 4 & Highway 108

Lake weekend

area activities:

  • Back Roads
  • Boating and Rentals
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic
  • Swimming
  • Water Ski
  • Water Craft Rentals
  • Historic Gold Country
  • Stanislaus National Forest

  • lodging gold country hotels

    New Melones Lake Campgrounds

    Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Glory Hole Campground

    Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Tuttletown Campground

    large reservoir for recreation & fishing; located in the historic Gold Country, at the edge of the San Joaquin Valley

    nearby towns:
    Angles Camp
    area links:


    California Heat

    Triple digit heat is the norm throughout summer months, so keep that in mind when planning your trip. Low temps at night can still be very warm.

    oak trees

    recreational lakes
    new melones lake

    gold country lakes

    walk in camp sites

    New Melones Lake Facilities
    town  surf. area  elev.  veg  contact
    Angles Camp  12,500  1,085'  oak Lake Marina 209-785-3300
    Park Manager 209-984-5248
    Lake Level 209-536-9094






    (2) Large Lake Campgrounds w/ 200+ sites; RV sites, tent camping, walk-in sites.
    Gold Country Reservior lake with oak shaded hills

    New Melones Lake Marina

    Launch ramps & parking for free.

    • Houseboats
    • Fishing Boats
    • Full service marina
    • Patio boats

    Glory Hole Fishing Reports

    sunset at the lake

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    Walk-In Campsites at Lake

    Glory Hole Campground:

    The excellent walk in campsites, located on oak hills overlooking the water, are a very nice feature of this large campground. Walk-in sites are located at the end of the various peninsulas, with dirt foot trails leading to each camp.

    PLEASE NOTE: The access roads to the Tuttletown Recreation Area and Glory Hole Recreation Area are closed off at night. Gate closures times vary by season; Find out more.

    Gold Country Camp

    New Melon Campground

    Wildflowers along the lake shore in early Spring are a great incentive to visit this Lake at the slow season.

    lake reflections

    wildflowers at lake

    Abundant camping, fishing, water skiing, boat rentals, & houseboats are all available at this lake.

    lake camping gold country

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