Oak Knoll Campground

New Hogan Lake


New Hogan Lake


Oak Knoll Campground, 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. Campers at Oak Knoll Campground are not far from day-use aras, launch ramps, an disc golf..

  • 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 Oak Knoll 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.

Oak Knoll Campground

Oak Knoll Campground is on the 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 enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Spring is a popular time to be at the lake when the hills are green and the temperatures moderate.

Oak Knoll Campground has 49 campsites spread across the rolling hills overlooking the lake. Partial shade is provided by oaks. Most of the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. There are 2 sites designated for tents only. Many campsites have long pull-though driveways. Oak Knoll Campground is considered more primitive than its neighbor, Acorn Campground. Oak Knoll still offers many fine amenities. Boat launching at the lake is free for registered campers.

Oak Knoll Campground Basics
Oak Knoll Campground Location: Petersburg Road off Lime Creek Road immediately east of Valley Springs on Highway 12, Calaveras County
Elevation: 830 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Stockton - 33 miles
Number of Sites: 49
Open - Closed: May through early 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

Reservations at Oak Knoll 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: none designated
Fees: $20 per night
Reservations: Oak Knoll Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 5:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Oak Knoll Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, lantern hook on pole; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Campground Map: Oak Knoll Campground Map
Oak Knoll Campground Attractions: 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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