Acorn Campground

New Hogan Lake


New Hogan Lake


Acorn Campground, New Hogan Lake, CA

Acorn Campground, New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake
Attractions and Activities

New Hogan Lake has over 4,000 surface acres and 45 miles of shoreline. Campers at Acorn Campground enjoy the great amenities nearby.

  • Visitors can water ski, jet ski, sail, cruise, and fish on the 7-mile-long lake.
  • Set out and explore a network of mountain biking trails spread over the hills east of the campgrounds.
  • Hiking and equestrian trails meander around the lakeshore.
  • Fish for stripers, bass, catfish, and bluegills.
  • Take advantage of the boat-in campground.
  • Play disc golf at the course between Fiddleneck Day-use area and Wrinkle Cove.
  • Visit nearby Stillman Magee County Park for rafting and swimming at the Mokelumne River.

Key Acorn Campground Regulations

  1. Gates are open from 8 AM to 10 PM on weekdays, and until 11 PM on weekends.
  2. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle. A maximum of 2 pets is allowed.

Acorn Campground

Acorn Campground is spread across a hillside above New Hogan Lake in the foothills of Calaveras County. The campground is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Visitors to New Hogan Lake are drawn to its oak covered shores and its many coves and inlets. Fishing, boating, waterskiing, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding are popular here. Spring is a nice time to be at the lake when the hills are green and the temperatures moderate. A boat launch ramp in the campground is free for campers.

Acorn Campground has 128 campsites scattered over the rolling hills overlooking the lake. Partial shade is provided by oaks. All of the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Many campsites have long pull-though driveways.

Acorn Campground Basics
Acorn Campground Location: Hogan Dam Road off Highway 26, thirty miles east of Stockton and less than a mile south of Valley Springs
Elevation: 830 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Stockton - 32 miles
Number of Sites: 128
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended (maximum of 2 pets)
Information: (209) 772-1343

Reservations at Acorn Campground
Reservations available available whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken for today and up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: any length
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #19, 20, 122
Fees: $20 per night
Reservations: Acorn Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 5:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Acorn Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, lantern hook on pole; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater, fish cleaning station
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Campground Map: Acorn Campground Map
Attractions near Acorn: Nearby, campers find a boat launch ramp along with fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Mountain biking routes spread over the hills. Hiking and equestrian trails are found around the lake. Visit Fiddleneck Recreation Area and Wrinkle Cove Day Use Area. Play disc golf, go swimming, or follow an interpretive 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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