New Hogan Lake is a man-made lake
in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in 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
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.
New Hogan Lake
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.
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.
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
New 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.