Fiddleneck and Oak Knoll Group Campgrounds

New Melones Lake


New Melones Lake


Fiddleneck Group Camp, New Melones Lake, CA

Fiddleneck Group Camp

New Melones Lake
Attractions and Activities

New Melones Lake has over 12,000 surface acres and a 100 miles of shoreline. Visitors to New Melones Lake find a variety of attractions and recreation opportunities

  • Water ski, jet ski, sail, cruise, and fish on the 12 mile long lake.
  • Enjoy hiking and bike riding over miles of trails and roads.
  • Join in ranger-led nature hikes and history hikes.
  • Swim in the comfortable waters of New Melones Lake.
  • Attend summer campfire programs about a variety of topics.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Rangers program.
  • Tour the Visitor Center with displays and exhibits about geology, Mi-Wok Indians, the Gold Rush, and ranching

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Gate: Recreation area gates are closed at night and vehicle entry is not permitted when gates are closed. Exit is always available.
  2. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  3. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Fiddleneck & Oak Knoll Group Campgrounds

Fiddleneck and Oak Knoll Group Campgrounds are close to one another on a peninsula in the Tuttletown Recreation Area of New Melones Lake. Visitors to the campgrounds enjoy the close proximity of a marina and boat launch ramp, trails along the shore of the lake, and nearby fish cleaning stations. New Melones is popular for fishing, boating, and water skiing.

Fiddleneck Group Campground can accommodate from 30 to 60 people and up to 12 vehicles. The campground has partial shade. All vehicles must park on the pavement. Additional vehicles may park in the Lupine Day Use Area. The campground has no lake views. A group BBQ is located in the center of the site. RVs and trailers are accepted here.

Oak Knoll Group Campground can accommodate from 20 to 50 people and up to 10 vehicles. It is a tent-only campground. Campsites are between 80 and 450 feet from the parking area. No trailers, RV's, or motorhomes are permitted in this group site. The campground has partial shade. Additional vehicles may park in the Lupine Day Use Area.


Campground Basics
Location: Reynold Ferry Road off Highway 49, eight miles northwest of Sonora
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Stockton - 65 miles
Number of Sites: 2
Open - Closed: Usually open year-round
Max. People per Site: Fiddleneck - 60
Oak Knoll - 50
Vehicles per Site: Fiddleneck - 12
Oak Knoll - 10
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (209) 536-9094
Weekends: (209) 536-9543

Reservations
Reservations required whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: Fiddleneck only - 40+ feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: Fiddleneck - $150 per night
Oak Knoll - $125
Reservations: Tuttletown Recreation Area Campgrounds Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Nearby
Dump station: Nearby
Campground Map: Tuttletown Campgrounds Map
Area Map: Tuttletown Area Map
Nearby attractions: New Melones Lake with waterskiing, boating, and fishing. Lupine Day-use area, boat launch ramp, Eagle Point, Heron Point Trail, Cougar Point Trail

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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