Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties

Getting to
New Melones Lake



Directions to New Melones Lake


The two entrances to New Melones Lake are accessed from Highway 49 between Angels Camp and Sonora.

Most travelers coming from the south would do best taking Highway 108 off Highway 99 in Modesto or Highway 120 at Manteca.

From the northern Central Valley, Highway 4 off Highway 99 in Stockton is the best route. Highway 4 is narrower and windier than 120/108, but it has been undergoing improvements in recent years.

Mileage and Driving Times to New Melones Lake
Miles Hours Mins.
Fresno 138 2 56
Jackson 33 45
Los Angeles 356 6 18
Manteca 57 1 17
Merced 90 1 57
Modesto 54 1 19
Sacramento 107 2 20
San Jose 130 2 30
San Francisco 139 2 40
Stockton 56 1 17

map of the New Melones Lake area