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Be aware the only launch available for boats at this point is glory hole. The other launches are closed due to low lake levels. There is a hand launch for small boats near the bridge. They were pulling many of the houseboats out of the...More
With the lake currently at 24% of capacity due to severe drought conditions! I would advise all boaters and swimmers to use extreme caution. I normally buy a season pass for this lake because it is close to where I live but I did not...More
My wife and I wanted to do something a little different this spring break. After looking around we discovered houseboat rentals on Lake New Melones through houseboats.com. It was a fantastic experience! The boat was spacious and comfortable (we could have brought another family to...More
Just had my 45th birthday party on New Melones Lake. Like every year, we rent a Bluewater ski boat and a 10-person party boat (go online to houseboats.com and rent early - they sell out quick) and take a crew of friends & family out...More
Yet another fab weekend on the lake. We always have a fantastic time here boating and wakeboarding and the prices are super reasonable. Plenty of parking, picnic areas etc. Even when the lake is low - it is big with lots of bays - so...More
Just got back from a 3-day fishing trip to New Melones Lake. We thought we had prepared ourselves for what to expect by reading comments on forums for several weeks beforehand. Evidently, people who do not catch anything refuse to post comments, maybe for fear...More