Calaveras County Lakes

Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche is thirty minutes east of Lodi, Lake Camanche sits in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada and is located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Country in Calaveras County. The reservoir covers 12 square miles, is 150 feet deep, with 53 miles of shoreline when full. Camanche Recreation Area is open year-around, with resorts on both the North and South Shore.

Lake Hogan

Lake Hogan

New Hogan Lake in Calaveras County has 55 miles of unspoiled shoreline. Game fish in the lake include Striped Bass, Black and White Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish. Water-skiing is permitted in certain areas. The marina’s general store, situated near the boat-launching ramps, offers boat and motor rentals, mo tor repairs, berthings, dry storage, fuel, equipment and supplies. There are plenty of camping and picnicking areas available. Wildlife and wildflowers are in abundance at various times of the year.

 

 

New Melones Lake

New Melones Lake

 

 

New Melones Lake sits at an elevation of 1088 feet, with more than 100 miles of shoreline covered with trees and brushlands in Calaveras County. There are two recreation areas at New Melones Lake with camping facilities. The Glory Hole Recreation Area contains 144 campsites for overnight use. The Tuttletown Recreation Area has 106 sites at present with another campground planned for future use. The towns of Jamestown, Sonora, Tuttletown, and Angels Camp located nearby provide all services for campers.

Pardee Lake is located 38 miles northeast of Stockton on the Mokelumne River in Calaveras County. It’s huge complex with a

Pardee Lake

Pardee Lake

clean, expansive recreation area is particularly appealing to seniors and family groups because of immaculate, shaded campsites. Fishing boating, and camping are the primary activities. The water is used primarily for municipal supplies which serve over 1.1 million residents in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Because drinking water is stored in Pardee Reservoir, swimming, waterskiing, wading, and similar body contact activities are prohibited and regulations are stictly enforced.

Lake Tulloch

Lake Tulloch

Lake Tulloch has 55 miles of shoreline. There is good fishing here for Rainbow Trout, Small and Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie and Salmon. The northside of the lake offers two facilities: Copper Cove and Poker Flat. While Copper Cove has a lakeside restaurant, launch ramp, moorings and a gas dock, Poker Flat provides a luxury motel along with a restaurant, marina, launch ramp and fuel. Lake Tulloch is ideal for sailing enthusiasts.

All in all this area is the most beautiful in Calaveras County.