Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties
Northern California

New Melones Lake Boating


Boating on New Melones: Marinas, Ramps, Docks, Houseboats, Boat Rentals


Nearby Lakes and Facilities


Lake Tulloch

  • 4 miles downstream from New Melones Lake
  • 1,260 acres
  • 55 miles of shoreline, 3 main arms never more than .5 wide
  • All kinds of boating and water skiing
  • Camping, Fishing
  • Marinas, Boat Ramps

Woodward Reservoir

  • 6 miles north of Oakdale
  • 2,900 acres surrounded by Woodward Reservoir Regional Park
  • Tent and RV Campsites with Full Hook-ups
  • Swimming, Boating, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing
  • Popular Sailing Lake
  • Radio controlled airplane landing field
  • Woodward Reservoir Regional Park

Salt Spring Valley Reservoir

  • 18 miles west of Angels Camp
  • 525 acres, 26 miles of shoreline
  • Lake Exclusively for Jet Skiing and Bass Fishing
  • Jet Ski Courses
  • Camping, RV Park, Launch Ramp
  • Marina website: Salt Springs Valley Reservoir & Campground

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New Melones Boating in a Nutshell


  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: Everyone loves the smooth water on New Melones Lake
  • Houseboats, Personal Watercraft, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers: Miles and miles of waterways to explore, plenty of quiet coves.
  • Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boats, Rafts, Pedal Boats

Current New Melones Lake Water Level


New Melones Lake Fees


  • Day Use - $8
  • Day Use + Boat Launch - $10
  • Annual Day-Use Pass - $50
  • Annual Day-Use and Boat Launch Pass - $70

New Melones Lake Marina

New Melones Lake Marina is the only marina on New Melones Lake. The marina is located at the Glory Hole Recreation Area. The marina is operated by Houseboats.com which also has a marina at Lake Shasta. The company has announced they they will cease operations at New Melones at the end of the season in 2014. The Bureau of Reclamation will select a new operator for the concession for 2015.
(209) 785-3300     Website: Houseboats.com

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp   $10 (includes the $8 entrance fee shown above)
  • Slips:   Mooring ($292 per month),   Slips ($26 per day, $114 per week),
    Open 24' Slips ($248 per month),   Houseboat Open Slips ($1435 per quarter),
    Covered Slips ($317-$335 per month)
  • Facilities:   Fuel Dock, Mechanical and Dock Services, Store,

Boat Rentals at New Melones Lake Marina



New Melones Lake 2014 Houseboat Rentals
Boat Sleeps Features 3-Nite Wknd 4-Nite Wknd 4-Nite Mid-wk 7 Nites
Prices vary across 7 seasons, low prices are fall (October 5 - December 31);
high prices are summer (June 15 - August 9). Other intermediate prices available for shoulder seasons.
Escapade 15 Sat-TV, 2 Staterooms, Hot Tub, Slide $1810 $3768 $2154 $4484 $1810 $3768 $3353 $6978
Odyssey 15 Sat-TV, 2 Staterooms, Hot Tub, Slide $1577 $3287 $1876 $3912 $1577 $3287 $2920 $6087

New Melones Lake 2014 Small Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features/Uses Hour Day Week
*2 Hour Minimum, Daily means from 9:45 AM until a half hour before closing
(5 hours constitutes a full day)
$500 deposit on all boats.
Malibu Wakesetter 21' 10 Wakeboarding Boat $105* $535 $2750
Bluewater Runabout 19' 7 Open Bow, Water Skiing, Bimini Top $70* $395 $2025
Yamaha Waverunner VX110 Deluxe 10.5' 3 Can pull wakeboarder or skier $75* $350 $1800
Premier Patio Boat 30' Explore, Fish, Restroom $72* $360 $1800
BBQ Patio Boat 22' 10 Explore, Fish, Camp $52* $260 $1290
Fishing Boat 14' 4 15HP Outboard, Aluminum $20 $65 $325
Stand-Up Paddleboard $15 $60 $250
Water Toys Skis, Boards, Tubes NA $62 $310

New Melones Lake Boat Launch Ramps


New Melones Lake Boat Launch Ramps
Boat Ramp
(No. of Ramps)
Location Range of Water Levels When Ramps are Open
Normal maximum water elevation is 1049 feet; the top of the spillway is 1088 feet.
Not all ramps at a particular location are useable at all water levels shown, but at least one of the ramps there is. Ramps have multiple lanes.
Glory Hole Point (4) At the marina 1088' - 860'
Glory Hole Volunteer Built Ramp (1) At the marina 860' - 840'
Angels Cove (1) Near Glory Hole 1088' - 975'
Tuttletown (3) Tuttletown Rec. Area 1088' - 900'
Mark Twain (1) Old Hwy 49, Stanislaus Arm 1088' - 760'
Parrots Ferry (1) Parrots Ferry Rd., Stanislaus Arm Unimproved


Boat Rental Companies


Fun2Rent


  • Rent boats from private owners in your area.
  • Ski boats from about $285 per day
  • Insurance included






Marine Services


Bev's Marine Service
7260 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd., #A
Copperopolis, CA
(209) 785-8500
Located at Lake Tulloch

Sonora Marine
20469 Hazel Ave., Soulsbyville, CA
(209) 532-2431

Master Marine
15883 N. Hwy 59, Snelling, CA
(209) 563-6207
Master Marine

Tuolumne County Marine
1269 Mono Way, Sonora, CA
(209) 532-3112

Best Marine Services
2213 East F St., Oakdale, CA
(209) 845-1000

Marine Service Center
3761 Recycle Rd., Unit A, Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 638-7935
Marine Service Center

West Marine
1810 Field Ave., Stockton, CA
(209) 464-2922



Sipes Marine
14501 Las Moras St., La Grange, CA
(209) 852-2653

Bob's Marine
1608 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, CA
(209) 551-2165
Bob's Marine

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New Melones Lake
Boating Regulations


  • Boat speeds are limited to 10 MPH near campgrounds.
  • Night boating is permitted.
  • Camping in an anchored boat with proper sanitation facilities is permitted for up to 14 consecutive days.
  • Beach camping is not permitted.
  • Excess vehicles, boat trailers etc. can be parked in any day use area overnight for no charge.

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