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New Melones Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

6503 Glory Hole Rd, Angels Camp, CA 95222, USA

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About New Melones Lake

New Melones Lake is a reservoir on the Stanislaus River in the central Sierra Nevada foothills, within Calaveras County and Tuolumne County, California. This Lake provides irrigation water, hydroelectric power, flood control, and wildlife habitat. Recreation uses include fishing, camping, and boating within the Glory Hole Recreation Area and Tuttletown Recreation Area.

Attractions Near New Melones Lake

New Melones Dam
New Melones Dam6.11km from New Melones Lake

New Melones Dam is an earth and rock filled embankment dam on the Stanislaus River, about 5 miles west of Jamestown, California, United States, on the border of Calaveras County and Tuolumne County. The water impounded by the 625-foot-tall dam forms New Melones Lake, California's fourth largest reservoir, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley.

Natural Bridges Trailhead
Natural Bridges Trailhead8.5km from New Melones Lake

This is a beautiful two-mile round trip hike will lead you to spectacular limestone caverns that have been carved out by Coyote Creek which feeds into New Melones Lake.

Lake Tulloch
Lake Tulloch 8.76km from New Melones Lake

A beautiful lake located in Copperopolis, California, is one of the few lakes in California that has private shoreline houses. The lake provides a variety of recreation uses for visitors and residents, including boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. At South Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina, there are 130 waterfront sites that include, lakefront cabins, RV campgrounds with 50 amp hook up service, tent sites with water, picnic tables.

Altaville Grammar School
Altaville Grammar School9.26km from New Melones Lake

The Altaville Grammar School in Altaville, California is one of the oldest grammar schools in California. It was built in 1858 of brick in the Greek Revival style and remained in use until 1950, when it was replaced by the Mark Twain Elementary School in Altaville. After its abandonment, it fell into disrepair, but was restored in 1989 by the Calaveras County Historical Society. The building serves now as an example of a typical schoolroom of the 19th century.

Moaning Caverns Adventure Park
Moaning Caverns Adventure Park10.15km from New Melones Lake

Moaning Caverns is a solutional cave located in Calaveras County, California, near Vallecito, California in the heart of the state's Gold Country. It is developed in the marble of the Calaveras Formation. It was discovered in modern times by gold miners in 1851. One can visit this place and can understand the things in this cave. not at all a tour, it is a little bit adventurous too.

Tulloch Dam
Tulloch Dam14.91km from New Melones Lake

Tulloch Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Stanislaus River in central California. The dam is part of the Stanislaus River Tri-Dam project cooperatively owned by the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts, and was completed in 1958. It serves mainly for irrigation purposes but also has a power station with a capacity of 18 megawatts. The dam is located just downstream of the New Melones Dam and upstream of the Goodwin Dam.

Where is New Melones Lake

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Calaveras County
Calaveras County
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Calaveras is the Spanish word for skulls; the county was reportedly named for the remains of Native Americans discovered by the Spanish explorer Captain Gabriel Moraga.