Ironhorse- Glory Hole Area - New Melones Lake

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Bureau of Reclamation

Glory Hole Recreation Area is located at New Melones Lake on the Stanislaus River. The 12,500 surface-acre lake is the fourth largest reservoir in California and is situated along the edge of the Mother Lode, the rich gold vein that prompted the California Gold Rush of 1849. At an elevation of 1100…

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  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups


4 Reviews of Ironhorse- Glory Hole Area - New Melones Lake

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2022

Hot, but okay

It was quite hot there and there is no lake access from the campground. And there was not a lot of water left. Drinking water might be quite far away, bathrooms are basic.

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed May. 6, 2022

Beautiful weather & views!

Stayed for a few nights for an anniversary. The ranger was exceptionally nice & there was a gas station 8 minutes from the grounds with firewood & ice!

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2019

Great view

This site is right on the lake, the bathrooms were clean. It was pretty busy but the spaces are far enough apart that it wasn’t super loud even in a tent. There aren’t a lot of trees so no hammock and no privacy but still a really great park. The staff was also so helpful!


Ironhorse- Glory Hole Area - New Melones Lake is located in California

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37.98500045 N
120.53500028 W

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