I would love to go. Have missed everyone.
Would love a lake view if possible. Will possibly be in recovery from knee
replacement and unsure if I will hike that much. 😢
Have a 20 ft Roadtrek. Self contained. Could have a tenter. I have senior
Let me know what I need to do. 😘
Donna #2 Wilhelm
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On Jan 5, 2021, at 7:51 AM, Donna Holstrom <dholstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm in site 106 and I'd be happy to share with a tenter, also.
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Subject: [camping-women] Re: Spring Fling--Camping at New Melones Lake--April
Hello ladies. I’m in site 107, which allows 2 vehicles, so I’m willing to share
that site with a tenter. That shared site for 3 nights is $21.00 each! What a
bargain! It pays to be a senior…😊
From Betty Zertuche
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Subject: [camping-women] Spring Fling--Camping at New Melones Lake--April
We’re “springing” back into action with a campout on the Tuttletown side of New
Melones on the weekend of April 16-19th (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights,
checkout on Monday).
New Melones is full of easy hiking and biking trails and endless water for
paddling, plus it’s just a short distance for all of us to drive to. Because
many of the trails and campsites aren’t shaded, April should be a great time to
enjoy it while it’s not too hot. It’s run by the Bureau of Reclamation. They
offer showers and a dump station for a fee, but there are no hook-ups for RV’s
and the gates are closed for entry at night, with the closing time to be posted
at the gate. Pets must be leashed. but it’s fine to bring them on the trails.
Campfires are allowed in the campsite rings or grills.
To ensure that we could get at least most of an area to ourselves, sites 105,
106, 107, 111, 115, 116, and 118 of Manzanita Campground are booked for us
already. This is part of a small loop with the loop’s
eastern side sites having awesome views of the lake (see attached campground
map). If the water level rises substantially by April, site 116 would afford
us a spot to launch kayaks and leave them in place for the next day as well.
Otherwise we could transport the boats down to the boat launch or find some
other feasible launching spot.
Let me know if you would like to share or fully occupy one of the booked sites.
Bear in mind that a potential negative for the campsites at the far end of
this loop, such as 111, 115, 116, and 118, is that it would be a walk of about
200-300 yards to the nearest bathroom.
Otherwise you are welcome to go to Recreation.gov and make a reservation for
your own site. I’d recommend sites 120, 121, or 122. The problem with the
sites on the west side of the loop (such as 112, 113, and 114) is that they are
on a downslope from the road, with no trees, and no view of the lake.
The cost for the 3 nights is $74 per site, or $41 using a senior pass. The
sites we’ve already booked are all using senior passes. Stay for the number of
nights you like. Under current covid rules other visitors are not supposed to
be at the campsites, but that may well be changed by April. Day visitors may
also want to meet for paddling, hikes, or cycling.
From Highway 49 just south of the Stanislaus River, look for the turnoff to
Tuttletown Recreation Area. This is Reynolds Ferry Road. Follow the signs to
the Manzanita Campground. Check in time is 3pm, and check out time is 2pm.
You can email me at cloudk9@xxxxxxx, or by phone at (209)754-5610 (home) or
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