Photo of New Melones Lake, CA

New Melones Lake Boating

New Melones Lake draws all kinds of boaters from pleasure cruisers to waterskiers, from sailors to anglers. The lake features a broad man body of water coupled with the long Stanislaus River arm and numerous inlets.

Recent drought years have taken a toll on New Melones Lake water levels, but recent rains have brought the promise of improved boating in coming years.

Current New Melones Lake Water Level

New Melones Recreation Activities

New Melones Lake Fees

Marina and Boat Rentals

New Melones Lake Marina, located at Glory Hole Recreation Area, serves all of New Melones Lake.
(209) 785-3300
New Melones Lake Marina

Rental Information: Friday through Sunday rentals are from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday they close at 4:00 PM. There is a 2-hour minimum on all rentals.

Marina Services:

Boat Rentals at
New Melones Lake Marina
2017 Rates TBA

New Melones Lake
Small Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Hour Day Week
*2 Hour Minimum
Malibu Wakesetter 21' 10 $105* $535 $3150
Bluewater Runabout 19' 7 $70* $395 $2265
Yamaha Waverunner VX110 Deluxe 10.5' 3 $75* $350 $2200
Premier Patio Boat 30' 10 $72* $360 $2200
Super Cruiser Patio Boat 40' 20 $52* $260 $1290
Party Cruiser 60' 30 TBA TBA TBA
BBQ Passenger Boat 30' 10 $55* $250 $1395
Fishing Boat 14' 5 $25* $72 $495
Fishing Boat 14' 5 $25* $72 $495
Hydro-Bike 1 $20 $90 $400
Stand-Up Paddleboard $15 $70 $350
Water Toys NA $65 $310


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 usable 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

Maps Showing Launch Ramps

Glory Hole and Angels Cove Map

Tuttletown Recreation Area Map

Mark Twain Recreation Area Map


Melones Boating Regulations

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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