Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties
Northern California

New Melones Lake Boating




New Melones Boating: Marinas, Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals



Nearby Boat Storage Facilities



Nearby Lakes and Facilities


Lake Tulloch

  • 4 miles downstream from New Melones Lake
  • 1,260 acres
  • 55 miles of shoreline, 3 main arms never more than .5 wide
  • All kinds of boating and water skiing
  • Camping, Fishing
  • Marinas, Boat Ramps

Woodward Reservoir

  • 6 miles north of Oakdale
  • 2,900 acres surrounded by Woodward Reservoir Regional Park
  • Tent and RV Campsites with Full Hook-ups
  • Swimming, Boating, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing
  • Popular Sailing Lake
  • Radio controlled airplane landing field
  • Woodward Reservoir Regional Park

Salt Spring Valley Reservoir

  • 18 miles west of Angels Camp
  • 525 acres, 26 miles of shoreline
  • Lake Exclusively for Jet Skiing and Bass Fishing
  • Jet Ski Courses
  • Camping, RV Park, Launch Ramp
  • Marina website: Salt Springs Valley Reservoir & Campground

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New Melones Boating in a Nutshell


  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: Everyone loves the smooth water on New Melones Lake
  • Houseboats, Personal Watercraft, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers: Miles and miles of waterways to explore, plenty of quiet coves.
  • Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boats, Rafts, Pedal Boats

New Melones Lake Fees

  • Day Use - $8
  • Day Use + Boat Launch - $10
  • Annual Day-Use Pass - $50
  • Annual Day-Use and Boat Launch Pass - $70



New Melones Lake Marina

New Melones Lake Marina, located at Glory Hole Recreation Area, serves all of New Melones Lake.
(209) 785-3300
New Melones Lake Marina

Rental Information: Friday through Sunday rentals are from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday they close at 4:00 PM. There is a 2-hour minimum on all rentals.

Marina Services:

  • Launch Ramp   $10 (includes the $8 entrance fee shown above)
  • Slips:   $30 per day, $175 per week. Extended slip leasing available
  • Facilities:   Fuel Dock, Mechanical and Dock Services, Store,
  • Instruction: Wakeboarding and tubing tutorials - $150 per hour

Boat Rentals at New Melones Lake Marina



New Melones Lake - Small Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features/Uses Hour Day Week2
1Two Hour Minimum on all rentals
2Week-long rentals are for 6 nights and 7 days
Malibu Wakesetter 21' 10 Wakeboarding Boat $125* $565 $3250
Bluewater Runabout 19' 7 Open Bow, Water Skiing, Bimini Top $701 $395 $2265
Yamaha Waverunner 10.5' 3 $1051 $395 $2265
Premier Patio Boat 30' 10 Explore, Fish, Restroom $981 $380 $2350
BBQ Patio Boat 22' 10 Explore, Fish, Restroom $781 $285 $1450
Bennington Sports Pontoon 24' 12 Explore, Ski, Tube $1481 $595 $3125
Super Cruiser Patio Boat 40' 20 bathroom, BBQ, slide $595 $3123
Party Cruiser 60' 30 2 bathrooms, BBQ, slide. kitchenette, hot tub $765 $4170
Throwback Houseboat 60' 16 (sleeps 8) 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, slide 3 nights $1890 7 nights $2960
Reverse Houseboat 60' 14 (sleeps 8) 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen 3 nights $1890 7 nights $2960
BBQ Passenger Boat 30' 10 Explore, Fish, Camp $551 $250 $1395
Fishing Boat 14' 5 15HP Outboard, Aluminum $351 $105 $535
Hydro-Bike 1 $20 $90 $400
Stand-Up Paddleboard $15 $70 $350
Kayak 2 $15 $70 $350
Water Toys Skis, Boards, Tubes NA $65 $455

New Melones Lake Boat Launch Ramps


New Melones Lake Boat Launch Ramps
Boat Ramp
(No. of Ramps)
Location Range of Water Levels When Ramps are Open
Normal maximum water elevation is 1049 feet; the top of the spillway is 1088 feet.
Not all ramps at a particular location are usable at all water levels shown, but at least one of the ramps there is. Ramps have multiple lanes.
Glory Hole Point (4) At the marina 1088' - 860'
Glory Hole Volunteer Built Ramp (1) At the marina 860' - 840'
Angels Cove (1) Near Glory Hole 1088' - 975'
Tuttletown (3) Tuttletown Rec. Area 1088' - 900'
Mark Twain (1) Old Hwy 49, Stanislaus Arm 1088' - 760'
Parrots Ferry (1) Parrots Ferry Rd., Stanislaus Arm Unimproved


Boat Rental Companies


Invert Sports Boat Rentals


Invert Sports rents a wide range of watercraft from ski and wakeboarding boats to jet skis and houseboats. They will deliver the boat to New Melones and pick it up again at the end of your rental period.
(888) 205-7119
Invert Sports


H2O Craft Rentals


H2O Craft Rentals, based in Tracy, offers jet ski. pontoon boat, fishing boat, and ski boat rentals. Pick up your rental watercraft at their facility and tow it to New Melones.
(209) 833-6893
H2O Craft Rentals


Marine Services


Diablo Marine & Trailer
2411 West 10th Street
Antioch CA
(925) 754-0855


Bev's Marine Service
7260 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd., #A
Copperopolis, CA
(209) 785-8500
Located at Lake Tulloch

Sonora Marine
20469 Hazel Ave., Soulsbyville, CA
(209) 532-2431

Master Marine
15883 N. Hwy 59, Snelling, CA
(209) 563-6207
Master Marine

Tuolumne County Marine
1269 Mono Way, Sonora, CA
(209) 532-3112

Best Marine Services
2213 East F St., Oakdale, CA
(209) 845-1000

Marine Service Center
3761 Recycle Rd., Unit A, Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 638-7935
Marine Service Center

West Marine
1810 Field Ave., Stockton, CA
(209) 464-2922
West Marine

Sipes Marine
14501 Las Moras St., La Grange, CA
(209) 852-2653

Bob's Marine
1608 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, CA
(209) 551-2165
Bob's Marine

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New Melones Lake
Boating Regulations


  • Boat speeds are limited to 10 MPH near campgrounds.
  • Night boating is permitted.
  • Camping in an anchored boat with proper sanitation facilities is permitted for up to 14 consecutive days.
  • Beach camping is not permitted.
  • Excess vehicles, boat trailers etc. can be parked in any day use area overnight for no charge.

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