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Attention: Tuttletown Boat Launch is closed.
TUTTLETOWN RECREATION AREA, CA
part ofNew Melones Lake, Bureau of Reclamation
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewTuttletown Recreation Area is located at New Melones Lake on the Stanislaus River. The 12,500 surface-acre lake is the fifth largest lake 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, yet uncrowded lake include fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and picknicking. The New Melones Visitor Center offers year-round interpretive events and a museum highlighting natural and cultural resources.
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.
Hiking, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boating, sailing and road and mountain 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 allowed at Tuttletown.
Visitors will find a full-service marina, amphitheater, playground, horseshoe pits, day-use areas, a multi-lane boat ramp and a fish cleaning station. The campground provides modern conveniences like flush toilets, showers and drinking water. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided at each campsite.
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.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sacramento, take Highway 99 south to Highway 12 east. At San Andreas, take Highway 49 south for approximately 21 miles. Turn right Reynolds Ferry Road and follow the road into the Tuttletown Recreation Area.
From Central California and the Bay Area, take Highway 108 east from Modesto to Sonora, then take Highway 49 north approximately 11.5 miles. Turn left onto onto Reynolds Ferry Road and follow the road into the Tuttletown Recreation Area.
Mailing Address:TUTTLETOWN RECREATION AREA
7200 REYNOLDS FERRY ROAD
SONORA CA 95370
Phone Number:Information: (209)536-9094
Weekends: (209) 536-9543