Top Tent Camping near New Hogan Lake

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near New Hogan Lake, CA (162)

    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground

    1.

    Acorn Campground

    24 Reviews
    51 Photos
    152 Saves
    Valley Springs, California

    Overview

    Acorn Campground is a sunny campground in the brush-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees.With sites just a short walk from the shores of the popular New Hogan Lake, visitors will have no problem finding relief in the comfortable clear waters.

    Recreation

    Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water. The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There 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. Trail guides are available at the park office. Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground. Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

    Facilities

    Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water. The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There 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. Trail guides are available at the park office. Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground. Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

    Natural Features

    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 eight miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River. The dam was built to provide flood protection to the city of Stockton and water for irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power, and it now offers recreation opportunities for thousands of visitors each year. The New Hogan area supports a wide variety of wildlife. The foothills location is home to grey fox, mule deer, coyote, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat and rattlesnakes. New Hogan is also a wintering home for bald eagles. The south shore of the lake has been designated as a wildlife viewing area.

    Nearby Attractions

    A number of historic sites are located nearby, including Carson Hill, the discovery site of the largest gold nugget ever found, and The Black Bart Inn, located in San Andreas, where the famous outlaw Black Bart was captured. Groceries, gas, camping supplies and more can be found in the nearby town of Valley Springs, California.

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    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche

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    Lake Camanche

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    188 Saves
    Wallace, California

    Lake Camanche Resort features 550+ tent camping sites spread out over hundreds of acres which are available year-round at both North and South Shores.

    Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away. Campsite amenities include bbqs, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Primitive sites are just a short drive away to restrooms & showers. Ask you reservation agent for which sites provide shade.

    All of our sites feature some of California’s best natural and native species of trees, plants and flowers. Looking for alcohol-free camping? Both shores also feature alcohol-free campgrounds, perfect for those in search of a more family-friendly camping experience.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir

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    Woodward Reservoir

    17 Reviews
    9 Photos
    144 Saves
    Oakdale, California

    Woodward Reservoir, nestled near Oakdale, CA, is a solid spot for those looking to camp close to home. This place has got it all: full hookups for RVs, tent sites, and even spots right on the water if you snag a T-Island site. If you're into kayaking, you're in luck—many campers bring their kayaks and enjoy easy access to the water.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookups, which visitors have found super convenient. The bathrooms are generally well-maintained, and there are plenty of them, some even with showers. If you're planning a family trip, this place is great. There's a market on-site for any last-minute needs, and pets are welcome, so you don't have to leave your furry friends behind.

    The reservoir itself is a big draw. Whether you're into boating, jet skiing, or just lounging by the water, you'll find plenty to do. The campsites are close enough to the lake that you can bring your boat right up to your site after unloading. Just be aware that during certain months, they restrict water contact due to waterfowl activity, but that's a small price to pay for the overall experience.

    For those who enjoy a bit of a social scene, this place can get lively. Some campers love the party atmosphere, especially during holidays when fireworks light up the sky. But if you prefer a quieter experience, try visiting in the spring or fall when it's less crowded.

    In short, Woodward Reservoir offers a great mix of convenience, fun, and natural beauty. Whether you're here for a quick getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort

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    Lake Amador Resort

    11 Reviews
    20 Photos
    116 Saves
    Ione, California

    Please note: Tent Camping is by reservation only.

    Here at Lake Amador we have a large campground consisting of 113 sites located on a 100 acre portion of the facility that is surrounded by shade giving Oaks. Most campsites have running potable water, some have electricity and many sites are located on the waters edge when the lake is full. There are hot showers and flush toilets located throughout the campground and some sites located by swim pond also have free WIFI access!

    Lake Amador also has a 73 site Deluxe RV Park on a private peninsula. All sites located in the RV Park have Full hookups and FREE WIFI. Some sites are reserved year round for residents and as vacation spots. All open RV sites are first come first served so call prior to your visit to check availability.

    At the Lake Amador Clubhouse we offer food and fun. There you will find both air conditioning and a large fireplace so no matter the weather outside you can always find refuge inside. While there you can utilize the FREE WIFI, play pool, horse shoes, foosball, watch TV or even play Checkers, Chess, or Cribbage on our custom gaming tables. The Clubhouse features a well stocked Beer Bar as well as The Tackle Box Café where you can get a delicious Breakfast and Lunch on the weekends. Now if supplies are all your after you’ll be happy to know we also have a fully stocked general store with any essentials you may have forgotten at home.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area

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    Rancho Seco Recreation Area

    14 Reviews
    21 Photos
    122 Saves
    Herald, California

    Get back to nature at Rancho Seco Recreational Area. A short 25-minute drive from downtown Sacramento, you’ll find the 400-acre park that makes up the Rancho Seco Recreational Area. Take a short vacation and enjoy bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and even a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and wildlife. Camp in comfort with recreation and concession buildings, shade structures, laundry facility, boathouse, and newly renovated restrooms and showers. This Rancho Seco camping destination offers RV sites, tent camping sites, and group sites, some with gorgeous lake views.

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    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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    North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    20 Reviews
    94 Photos
    49 Saves
    Camp Connell, California

    North Grove (sites 27-59)

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
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    • Picnic Table

    $35 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

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    Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

    11 Reviews
    39 Photos
    135 Saves
    Pine Grove, California

    Welcome to Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, a fantastic spot near Pine Grove, CA. This place is perfect if you're looking to immerse yourself in nature and history. The campground is adjacent to the park, so you get free access to explore the grounds and the museum, which is packed with fascinating local Native American history.

    The campground itself is small, with around 23 sites, making it a cozy and intimate setting. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire pit, and there are clean flush toilets and showers available. Just remember, the showers require tokens, so plan ahead. The sites are well-shaded, which is great for those hot summer days, but it might make solar charging a bit tricky.

    Wildlife is abundant here. You might wake up to the sound of birds in the morning and spot deer or turkeys during the day. At night, the stars are spectacular, especially if you venture into the park's open field.

    For those who love a bit of adventure, the nearby Black Chasm Caverns are a must-visit. It's a short drive from the campground and offers guided tours that are both educational and awe-inspiring. If you're into birdwatching, bring your binoculars and look out for woodpeckers nesting in the giant black oak trees.

    The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just keep in mind that dogs aren't allowed on the trails but can roam the open fields and campground areas.

    Whether you're here for a peaceful retreat or to explore the rich history and natural beauty of the area, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park has something for everyone. Enjoy your stay!

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    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort

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    Gold Country Campground Resort

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    74 Saves
    Pine Grove, California
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina

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    Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    94 Saves
    Fall River Lake, California

    At Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina you can enjoy your choice of 110 sites on over ten acres including shoreline for Lake Tulloch camping. These include lakefront hookups with space to keep your boat right at your site, lakefront cabins with your own dock and full hookup sites with 50 amp service, water and sewer. Many tent sites with water, picnic table and firepits are also available.

    Our General Store, Restaurant, 21 slip marina and gas dock, boat rentals at Lake Tulloch Boat Rentals, modern restrooms, hot showers and laundromat all contribute to making Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina one of the best spots for family camping, boating and fishing in California!

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Tuttletown Recreation Area

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    Tuttletown Recreation Area

    7 Reviews
    13 Photos
    45 Saves
    Jamestown, California

    Overview

    Tuttletown 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 feet, the Foothill Oak Woodlands hug the 100 miles of shoreline. Popular activities on and around the large lake include fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and picknicking. The New Melones Visitor Center offers year-round interpretive events and a museum highlighting natural and cultural resources. __ *COMING APRIL 2021: A new disc-golf course is being constructed and will be available for play!__

    Recreation

    Hiking, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boating, sailing and biking are just some of the activities available in Tuttletown Recreation Area. Equestrian trails are also present in the Peoria Wildlife Mitigation Area and open for the general public. Camping is also permitted in designated campsites. Other interesting sites include Natural Bridges, which can be accessed from Parrott's Ferry Road. It has a hiking trail and creek that flow through a marble cave. The Table Mountain Trail provides visitors an opportunity to hike to the top of an extensive lava flow which occurred over nine million years ago.

    Facilities

    The campground provides modern conveniences like flush toilets, showers and water spigots. Visitors will also find a fish cleaning station and electric vehicle charging station in the Lupine day use area. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided at each campsite.__ Recreation Area entrance gates close at 9:00 PM, and open at 4:00 AM. Exit gates are never closed.

    Natural Features

    New Melones Lake is located in Northern California between the historic gold rush towns of Sonora and Angels Camp. The terrain varies from rolling hills to steep marble cliffs, and the vegetation consists of oaks, Ponderosa pines, chamise and buckbrush shrubs. Visitors can experience the beauty of New Melones by hiking the many trails in the Tuttletown and Glory Hole Recreation Areas. The climate is Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. For those who wish to venture outside the main recreation areas, there are many unique places to visit. Overall, the geography is quite varied and provides many opportunities for all types of recreation.

    Nearby Attractions

    Tuttletown Recreation Area is surrounded by countless places of natural beauty, including Natural Bridges, Camp Nine, Yosemite National Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Moaning Caverns, Big Trees State Park and Columbia State Park. Angels Camp Museum, Calaveras County Museum and Sonora Military Museum provide great opportunities for learning interesting information about the area. Surrounding communities are popular vacation and retirement destinations and provide necessary services and shopping opportunities. Golfing, snow skiing, river rafting, commercial caves, historical railroad and Native American museums are also located nearby.

    Charges & Cancellations

    All site changes and cancellations need to be done through the Recreation.gov website.__

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