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New Hogan Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

New Hogan Lake is a man-made lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada iKayaking New Hogan Laken Calaveras County, California, about 30 miles (48.3 km) northeast of Stockton. It is formed by New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River, whose North and South forks combine just upstream of the lake.

A few recreational activities at New Hogan Lake includes  kayaking, canoeing, boating, camping,  picnicking, swimming, bicycling, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. A hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area.

There are a few primitive tent boat-in campsites at Deer Flat with plenty of shoreline access to pullout onto. Also, many of the campsites have access to hand carry your boat to the water, to launch from along the shore.  Boat-in camping is allowed from April 1st to September 30th.

Picnic sites are located at the New Hogan Dam Observation Point Picnic sites and in Fiddleneck Day Use Area. Wrinkle Cove has a swimming area, but lifeguards are not provided.kayaking new hogan lake

 New Hogan Lake supports hordes of stripers in addition there are rainbow and brown trout, small and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, trout and catfish. Fishing for catfish is  pretty popular all year at this large lake destination.

The northeastern tip of the lake and in most of the coves are the best locations to land one of these critters. In the spring fishing for crappie and bass offers the best action in the shallows of most coves and around submerged trees.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 58 63 66 72 81 90 97 96 91 91 86 58
Low 34 37 39 42 47 52 56 55 52 46 39 34

Open: New Hogan Lake is open for boating seven days a week, all year, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. Day use is open from 6:00 a.m. to sunset. There is no posted daytime boating speed limit except in the 5 m.p.h. buoy areas, but there is a 15 m.p.h. boat speed limit at night.

Fees: If you camp there isn’t any day use or launch fee, but there is a fee to camp.

Lake Facilities: Boat launching is available at the Acorn East Recreation Area. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Picnic sites are located in Fiddleneck Day Use Area and at the New Hogan Dam Observation Point near the Park Headquarters. Wrinkle Cove is a popular swimming area.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookNew Hogan Lake has 48 miles of unspoiled shoreline. Waterskiing is permitted in certain areas. The marina’s general store offers boat and motor rentals, fuel, and supplies. There are plenty of camping and picnicking areas available. The facilities consist of swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, power boating, jet and waterskiing, hiking and bicycling trails, and four boat launches.

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