Calaveras County, Northern California

New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake

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New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake matches great boating and water skiing with easy access from the Central Valley and a variety of recreational venues. It makes a great family destination for a day trip orfor a week of camping.

New Hogan Lake on the Calaveras River is only 27 miles east of Lodi. The lake is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.

New Hogan Lake Entry Fees

  • Fiddleneck Recreation Ares:   $5 - includes parking and boat launch
  • Annual day-use pass: $30
  • Hours: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM in winter, call for summer hours (209) 772-1343


New Hogan Lake has plenty of room for all kinds of boating, including water skiing and personal watercraft. The long arm of the Calaveras River as well as numerous side channels provide great places to explore.


There are no marinas at New Hogan Lake. Boats are launched at several ramps at the Fiddleneck Recreation area. The $4 day-use fee there includes launching any number of boats.


Year-round fishing at New Hogan Lake has great fishing for bass, stripers, catfish, and bluegills. Anglers like to cast their lines into the many little coves and inlets around the lake.


Several campgrounds are available at New Hogan Lake. Acorn Campground is open year-round, while Oak Knoll Campground is open from April 1 through September 30. A boat-in campground is located at Deer Flat. Group camping is found at Coyote Point. An equestrian campground is along the horse trail south of the dam.


There is no lodging at New Hogan Lake. The best choices for accommodations are in nearby towns along Highway 49 such as San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill. A couple of nice bed and breakfasts are located in nearby Clements and Lockeford. For motel type lodging go farther west to Lodi.


Lake Camanche rests in the low foothills, surrounded grassy hills dotted with oaks. The eastern end of the lake pushes into higher hills, offering a nice backdrop to the lake. Hillsides around the lake all well shaded by oaks, making appealing places for picnics and walks.

Nearby Communities

The small town of Valley Springs near the lake has a good variety of stores and restaurants, including a bait and tackle store and popular fast food establishments. To the west are the small communities of Clements and Lockeford. Along Highway 99m about 30 miles to the west, are the cities of Lodi and Stockton. East of New Hogan Lake is San Andreas, the county seat for Calaveras County. There you will find grocery stores and a good selection of services.

Stockton is home to beautiful shaded parks, professional sports, the Stockton waterfront, art and music, and the University of the Pacific and Delta College. Discover it all on our sister website Stockton Treasures.


New Hogan Lake Facts
Lake Size: 4,410 surface acres
Maximum Depth: 180 feet
Maximum Length: 7 miles
Shoreline: 45 miles
Dam Construction: 1963-4
Maximum Lake Elevation: 666 feet
Average High Air Temperatures
  spring: 75 degrees
  summer: 93 degrees
  fall: 79 degrees
  winter: 53 degrees
Summer Water Temperature: 75 degrees

Park Brochures

Pick up these useful park brochures at park headquarters or any entrance station.

  • New Hogan Lake - includes map and recreation information
  • New Hogan Lake Campground Maps
  • Trails of New Hogan Lake - Maps of Hiking, Bicycle, and Equestrian Trails
  • Dog Rules

Recreation around New Hogan Lake

  • Hiking, Biking, and Equestrian Trails:   Miles of trails wind around the shoreline of New Hogan Lake. On the north shore a trails especially popular with mountain bikers while south of the dam is a long equestrian trail. A nature trail can be found near the foot of the dam.
  • Disc Golf:   A pair of 18-hole disc golf course spread over the hillside between Fiddleneck Day Use Area and Wrinkle Cove
  • Stillman Magee Regional Park, a San Joaquin County Park with public access to the Mokelumne River. Rafting, swimming, picnicking, fishing. 23801 N. Mackville Rd., Clements Stillman Magee Park

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