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.
Fiddleneck day use area costs $4.00 and Wrinkle Cove is a very nice spot to enjoy swimming in the summer. (No lifeguards are provided.)
New Hogan Reservoir offers 177 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. Most campsites and the group campground are available by reservation. 30 boat-in campsites at Deer Flat are available on a first-come first-serve basis from May through September.
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. No lifeguards are provided. There is currently no marina or store available at New Hogan.
For more information, you can call (209) 772-1343 or recreation.gov for reservations.
The best fishing is usually in the protected coves around the lake and rocky areas. Striped Bass are the dominant species in New Hogan Reservoir. You can see schools of striped bass boiling all over the lake. Most Stripers average four pounds, but there are much larger fish available. The lake record is 31 lbs.
For more information, you can call (209) 772-1343.
New Hogan Reservoir Fish: Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill