Deer Flat Boat-In Campground

New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake

 New Hogan Lake, CA

New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake
Attractions and Activities

New Hogan Lake has over 4,000 surface acres and 45 miles of shoreline. Boat-in campers at Deer Flat Boat-in Campground enjoy a special view of the lake. Activities and attractions are still close at hand.

  • Fish for stripers, bass, catfish, and bluegills.
  • Play disc golf at the course between Fiddleneck Day-use area and Wrinkle Cove.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of the boat-in campground.
  • Visit nearby Stillman Magee County Park for rafting and swimming at the Mokelumne River.

Key Deer Flat Boat-in Campground Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. Gates are open from 8 AM to 10 PM on weekdays, and until 11 PM on weekends.
  3. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  4. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.

Deer Flat Boat-in Campground

Deer Flat Boat-In Campground sits on a peninsula on the south side of New Hogan Lake. Campsites are only accessible by boat. Fluctuating water levels determine the size of the camp. In any case, camping is restricted the the portion of the peninsula north of a firebreak and fence. Campers register for Deer Flat Boat-In Campground sites at the Fiddleneck Entrance Station or the Acorn Campground Entrance Station. Parking is at the Fiddleneck Day Use Area.

Deer Flat Boat-In Campground has 30 campsites, each designated by a fire ring. Campers are limited to an area within a 25 foot radius of the fire ring. There is no drinking water available at the campground.

Deer Flat Boat-in Campground Basics
deer Flat Boat-in Campground Location: Across New Hogan Lake from the Fiddleneck Recreation Area.
Elevation: 730 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Stockton - 33 miles
Number of Sites: 30
Open - Closed: May through September
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended (maximum of 2 pets)
Information: (209) 772-1343

No Reservations first come, first served
Wheelchair accessible Sites: none designated
Fees: $12 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, 2:00 PM

Deer Flat Boat-in Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water, garbage dumpsters, bulletin board
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Campground Map: Deer Flat Boat-in Campground Map
Attractions near Deer Flat Boat-in Campground: Visit Fiddleneck Recreation Area and Wrinkle Cove Day Use Area. 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. 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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