Description - New Hogan Lake is located in the oak and brush-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The 4,400 surface acre lake was created in 1964 with the completion of New Hogan Dam. When full, the lake has 50 miles of shoreline and extends nearly 8 miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River. The dam provides flood protection to the city of Stockton and water for irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power.
Copyright: - US Army Corps of Engineers
New Hogan Lake, 4,400 surface acres, providing flood protection, irrigation and recreation to the city of Stockton
- The park is open all year. New Hogan offers 189 campsites in its three developed campgrounds. Acorn East and Acorn West have hot showers and flush toilets while Oak Knoll is more primitive. A group campground is also available at Coyote Point.
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 "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. Stop by the park office for a trail guide. Bicycle trails are available for a variety of skill levels. A map of the trails can be obtained at Park Headquarters Golden Age and Golden Access passports are accepted for a 50% discount on single unit fees.
Recreation - Recreations include dam tours, ranger programs, camping, group camping, water sports, picnicking, swimming, bicycling, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Climate - A generally warm, dry climate prevails in the Central Valley; it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Central Valley precipitation falls mainly from October through April. Winter temperatures dip below freezing producing frost, however, snow is very rare. Summer temperatures above 100 degrees are part of the normal pattern.
New Hogan Lake is 30 miles east of Stockton near Valley Springs. A Map is available above on this wildernet.com pagae.