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COYOTE POINT, CA

Photo: COYOTE POINT
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Coyote Point Campground sits along New Hogan Lake in the brush-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

With summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees, visitors find comfort in the refreshing waters of New Hogan Lake, conveniently accessed from the campground.

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 8 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 are 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 biggest 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. The trail also includes 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.

Bike trails suitable for the beginners as well as advanced riders 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:

Coyote Point Campground offers a spacious group campsite that can accommodate up to 50 guests. Campfire and interpretive programs offer additional recreation for visitors, as well as an 27-hole disc golf course.

The campsite includes a large grill, picnic shelter and vault restroom, making it perfect for group gatherings.

Nearby Attractions:

A number of historic sites are located nearby, including Carson Hill, the discovery site of the largest gold nugget ever found.

Groceries, gas and camping supplies are available in the nearby town of Valley Springs, California.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Campfire Programs
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Oak Knoll Campground entrance gate is locked from April 1 to May 15 and after Labor Day; a gate code must be obtained from park headquarters
  • Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends
  • Parking is available for up to 20 vehicles
  • Lake access can be rocky; Protective water shoes are recommended

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.98444, -120.84472
37°59'4"N, 120°50'41"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

Coyote Point (located in Oak Knoll Campground):
2321 South Petersburg Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COYOTE POINT
2713 HOGAN DAM ROAD
VALLEY SPRINGS CA 95252

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 fireworks display will be held generally on the Saturday before the Fourth of July. Active from Feb 11 2011 to Sep 30 2020