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ACORN CAMPGROUND, CA

Acorn Campground is a sunny campground in the brush-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees. With sites just a short walk from the shores of the popular ...
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  • Two vehicles permitted per campsite
  • Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and until 11 p.m. on weekends
  • Maximum of two pets per campsite
  • Additional first come, first served campsites are available
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Acorn Campground is a sunny campground in the brush-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees.

With sites just a short walk from the shores of the popular New Hogan Lake, visitors will have no problem finding relief in the comfortable clear waters.

Natural Features:

The 4,400 surface-acre lake was created in 1964 with the completion of New Hogan Dam. When full, the lake has 50 miles of shoreline and extends nearly eight miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River.

The dam was built to provide flood protection to the city of Stockton and water for irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power, and it now offers recreation opportunities for thousands of visitors each year.

The New Hogan area supports a wide variety of wildlife. The foothills location is home to grey fox, mule deer, coyote, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat and rattlesnakes. New Hogan is also a wintering home for bald eagles. The south shore of the lake has been designated as a wildlife viewing area.

Recreation:

Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more.

Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water.

The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There is also a staging area for an eight mile equestrian trail on a scenic loop that winds along the lake and through the foothill chaparral. Trail guides are available at the park office.

Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground.

Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

Facilities:

Acorn Campground offers 128 spacious campsites with modern amenities such as coin-operated showers and accessible flush toilets, as well as drinking water, an important part of staying hydrated in the summer sun.

Nearby Attractions:

A number of historic sites are located nearby, including Carson Hill, the discovery site of the largest gold nugget ever found, and The Black Bart Inn, located in San Andreas, where the famous outlaw Black Bart was captured.

Groceries, gas, camping supplies and more can be found in the nearby town of Valley Springs, California.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
  • Trails
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hunting
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Interpretive Trails
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$20.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Mar 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.17626, -120.79972
38°10'35"N, 120°47'59"W

From Stockton California, take Highway 26 east for 30 miles. Turn right on Hogan Dam Road and continue for a mile, then follow signs to the campground.

Park Headquarters:
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Acorn Campground:
2693 South Petersburg Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ACORN CAMPGROUND
2713 HOGAN DAM ROAD
VALLEY SPRINGS  CA  95252-9510

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)772-1343
Special Events

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • A National Public Lands Day event is held on the last Saturday of September. Active from Oct 20 2007 to Dec 31 2050
  • A Fireworks display will be held generally on the first Saturday before the Fourth of July. Active from Feb 11 2011 to Dec 31 2050