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Welcome to New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake is located in the oak and brush-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The 4,400 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 eight 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.

 Lake Map

30 miles east of Stockton in Valley Springs. 
 Simple map to New Hogan Lake

Mailing Address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New Hogan Lake
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Acorn Campground:
2693 South Petersburg Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Oak Knoll Campground:
2321 South Petersburg Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Park Headquarters 209-772-1343
Fax 209-772-9352


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The park is open all year.

Please help us make everyone's visit enjoyable by:

  • Keeping your pets on a 6 ft leash.
  • Keeping fires confined to grills and pits and using only dead and down wood.
  • Maintaining quiet between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Operating vehicles only on designated roads and parking areas provided.
  • Camping only in designated campsites.
  • Helping clean up litter and pet waste.
  • Reporting safety hazards to park personnel.
  • Reading the park rules, copies of which are posted throughout the park.

Camping Reservations

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Recreation at New Hogan Lake

Ranger Programs:

Ranger programs can be scheduled by calling Park Headquarters at 209-772-1343.

Day Use:

Picnic sites are located in Fiddleneck Recreation Area, Wrinkle Cove Day Use Area and Observation Point near Park Headquarters. There are no designated swim beaches or swimming areas.  While Wrinkle Cove is one of the more popular swimming areas, NO lifeguards are provided and all swimming is at your own risk.

Life Jacket Loaner Station: 

Life jackets are available to borrow at the Fiddleneck Recreation Area kiosk and Wrinkle Cove Day Use Area. The Fiddleneck station is managed by the park hosts and the Wrinkle Cove station is self service. All sizes are available. Just borrow, use and return!


New Hogan Lake offers a total of 177 campsites in its developed campgrounds. Acorn Campground has hot showers and flush toilets while Oak Knoll is more primitive. Coyote Point group camp is also available. To make reservations call toll free 1-877-444-6777 or visit RECREATION.GOV.

 Acorn Campground Map

 Oak Knoll Campground Map

Boat-in camping is available at Deer Flat campground. It has 30 campsites which are available on a first-come first-serve basis from May through September. Boat-in campers can register at the Fiddleneck Recreation Area kiosk or at the Acorn Campground kiosk.

 Deer Flat Campground Map


Whether you prefer waterskiing, fishing, canoeing, sailing, cruising or swimming, New Hogan Lake offers it all! Boat launching is available at four public boat ramps. No marina services or boat fuel are available at this time.


The Corps of Engineers is now included in the America the Beautiful interagency pass!  For a one time purchase of $80, you have access to all of your favorite Corps parks in addition to all the other federal public lands and national parks for one year after the date of purchase.

Individuals 62 years or older can buy a $10 lifetime senior pass, which does not expire. All other passes and kids 15 years or younger are free of charge at all federal recreation areas. Senior and access pass holders also receive a 50 percent discount on campsites at Corps-managed campgrounds.

Be sure to pick up your America the Beautiful pass at any of our parks as the money is turned right around and invested in the facilities to improve your recreational experience.

Get details about the America the Beautiful pass series here

Site April 1-Sept. 30 Oct. 1-March 31 Boat Launch Showers
Acorn Campground  $20  $20  Free w/ Camping

 $0.50: 5 min

Oak Knoll Campground  $20  CLOSED  Free w/ Camping  NONE
CoyotePoint Group Campground  $130  $130 THROUGH OCT 31  INCLUDED  NONE
Deer Flat Boat-In Campground  $20  CLOSED  INCLUDED  NONE
Fiddleneck Recreation Area  $5 DAY USE FEE  $5 DAY USE FEE  INCLUDED  N/A
Observation Point Picnic Area  RESERVABLE  YEARROUND  $50 - $2,500  N/A  N/A
On-Board Camping  $20  $20  INCLUDED  N/A
Acorn Dump Station  $8 PER USE  $8 PER USE  N/A  N/A

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sells an annual pass for $40. The Corps Annual Pass gives unlimited access to day-use areas at any Corps park for one calendar year, and is sold at all Corps parks.

Find Your Favorite Activities

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The lake offers year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish will delight experts
and beginners alike. Some of the best fishing is found in protected coves around the lake.

The Calaveras River is open for fishing from the 4th Saturday in May through March 31.
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. The daily bag limit is two hatchery trout
or two hatchery steelhead.

Fishing licenses are required for anglers over 16 years old.

The "River of Skulls" nature trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. Trail guides are available at the trailhead or at Park Headquarters. The area is also a staging area for an eight mile equestrian trail on a scenic loop that winds along the lake and through the foothill chaparral. 

Click here for Equestrian Trail Map

Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side
of the lake. An easy three and one-half trail connects Park Headquarters with Acorn
Campground. A mountain bike trail starting near Coyote Point Group Area is available for
those riders whose skill level is intermediate and advanced. 

Click here for Bike Trail Map

Two 18-basket disc golf courses are available in the Fiddleneck Recreation Area. These courses are known for the challenging terrain.

Click here for Disc Golf Map

The New Hogan area supports a wide variety of wildlife. The foothills location is home to fox,
blacktail deer, coyote, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat, and rattlesnakes to name just a few
of our more common residents. New Hogan is also a wintering home for bald eagles.

The south shore area of the lake has been designated as a wildlife viewing area and
signs with a binocular symbol at the park entrances direct the visitor to this location.

Hunting with bow or shotgun during open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Hunting
locations are found outside the developed recreation areas on the south and east sides of the
lake. The park boundary is marked with white 4-foot paddle markers in most areas. Upland game
such as turkey, quail, and dove is available and waterfowl includes a small variety of ducks and
geese. Hunters must comply with California Fish and Game regulations with regard to seasons
and bag limits.

Click here for Hunting Map 

New Hogan Views

Volunteers make National Public Lands Day sparkle
Volunteers make National Public Lands Day sparkle
Smiling volunteers at district parks filled the air with activity and laughter as they participated in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013. Take a look at some of the action captured by Sacramento District photographers.
Working with the ranger
Working with the ranger
Park ranger Trevor Wagner works alongside a Cub Scout from Pack 423 of Manteca during National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013, at New Hogan Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park near Valley Springs, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Kidd/Released)
Trail building
Trail building
Boy Scouts with Troop 352 of Valley Springs, Calif., help build a trail during National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013, at New Hogan Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park near Valley Springs. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Kidd/Released)
McLeod work
McLeod work
Boy Scouts with Troop 352 of Valley Springs, Calif., help build a trail during National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013, at New Hogan Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park near Valley Springs. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Kidd/Released)
Life Jacket Trade-in Day
Life Jacket Trade-in Day
Kevin Franken, park ranger at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District facility at New Hogan Lake, presents a brand new life jacket in trade for a used item during Life Jacket Trade-in Day, May 24. The event was sponsored by the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
Happy volunteers
Happy volunteers
Caroline and Bob Swinhart, volunteer campground hosts at New Hogan Lake, show the spirit that has guests returning to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation facilities year after year.
Kayakers at New Hogan Lake
Kayakers at New Hogan Lake
A dad and daughter set out to paddle in lovely New Hogan Lake.
Overlook at New Hogan Lake Park
Overlook at New Hogan Lake Park
A sunny day is reflected in the still waters of New Hogan Lake.
Disc golf at New Hogan Lake Park
Disc golf at New Hogan Lake Park
A disc golf course is yours to enjoy while visiting New Hogan Lake Park.
Pontoon boating
Pontoon boating
A leisurely cruise on New Hogan Lake brings smiles all around.




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