Frequently Asked Questions

The most common fish in New Melones are large and small mouth bass, and trout. There are numerous different species, for more information visit

The lake levels vary from season to season. Last summer in 2018 we had a capacity that stayed around 1,050 feet. New Melones Lake is so big that even when water levels drop, the capacity is still high enough to enjoy the lake.

Dogs are allowed on selected boats for a $35 fee per dog. Houseboats, party cruisers, deluxe cruisers, super cruisers, patio boats, and Bluewater runabouts allow dogs. The Malibu wake setter, Bennington sport pontoon, and Axis T-23 do NOT allow dogs.

There is no distinct spot for inspection, you are expected to self-inspect before and after entering the lake.

Yes, the water at New Melones Lake is safe to swim in.

The law in the state of California requires anyone under the age of 13 to wear a life jacket. If you rent a boat from us we provide life jackets to meet these guidelines.

Yes, there are no restrictions regarding the on New Melones.

The marina does not affiliate with the campground. But for more information you can call (877) 444-6777.

Patio Boats, houseboats, and cruisers are the only rental boats that are allowed on shore. In your orientation you will be instructed how to shore your boat properly.

No, we do not sell fishing licenses. The closest place to the lake to buy them would be at Glory Hole Sports.

Houseboat Questions

We provide enough dishes for 16 people. There are also pots, pans, and BBQ utensils included.

Yes, all our houseboats come equipped with slides.

No, BBQs are gas powered and we provide all the propane.

Patio Questions

No, patio boats and cruisers do not have enough power and have a slow turnaround time which makes it unsafe to tow anything.