New Melones Lake
Volunteers will be removing invasive plant species, planting native plant species and picking up litter and recyclable materials.
An array of volunteer activities that help preserve natural and cultural history are available year round. To make camping reservations, visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. For volunteer opportunities, call 209-536-9543.
New Melones Lake is settled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. This reservoir formed after the completion of the New Melones Dam in 1979, and is now California's 5th largest reservoir. Melones offers a variety of recreational activitiesincluding hiking and biking trails, boating, fishing, camping, Ranger hikes and programs, picknicking, hunting and horseback riding. The developed facilities of Tuttletown and Glory Hole Recreation areas include 305 campsites and 2 group campgrounds. Together they offer year round access to day use areas, boat launch ramps, and a full service marina. New Melones has a Visitor Center and museum where visitors can view some of the native flora and fauna and learn about the native and mining history of the areas surrounding New Melones Lake.