We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great skiing and tubing even at 28% capacity

We rented a ski boat, skis and tubes for the day at the Marina and had a great day on the water... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Marilou E
via mobile
New Melones lake day boating

Good place to hangout with friends and family, Good place for day boating, all day boating, can get... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Suresh D
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good20%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
27 Jun 2016
“Great skiing and tubing even at 28% capacity”
29 May 2016
“New Melones lake day boating ”

Similar Things to Do in California

Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We rented a ski boat, skis and tubes for the day at the Marina and had a great day on the water. Went mid week so no crowds and lots of open water to play on.

Thank Marilou E
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Good place to hangout with friends and family, Good place for day boating, all day boating, can get into water, we did barbecue and little booze, overall good experen

Thank Suresh D
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Although the lake was very low the fishing was great. Boat launch a little difficult, need 4 wheel drive, because the lake is so low.

Thank rsk538
Reviewed 27 March 2015

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

1  Thank dolphindude77
Reviewed 20 August 2014

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

1  Thank Bullfrogmom
Reviewed 29 April 2014

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

1  Thank StuckinSDwith6
Reviewed 8 July 2013

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

1  Thank midyear68
Reviewed 4 September 2012

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

1  Thank Shell M
Reviewed 19 August 2012

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

2  Thank CatdaBrat
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from New Melones Lake staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines