Observation Point Picnic Shelter

Valley Springs, CA
National Campground
  • Group


New Hogan Dam and Lake is located in the oak- and brush-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The 4,400 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 eight miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River. The dam provides flood protection to the City of Stockton (among other communities) and water for irrigation, drinking, and hydroelectric power. The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees. For exclusive use of this picnic shelter, a reservation is required to be made at least 48 hours in advance. When the shelter is not reserved, it is available for use by the general public and may be used by multiple parties at the same time. An advanced reservation restricts the use of the shelter to only the reserving party for the entire day from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. The adjacent facilities are open to the general public, and the reserving party does not have exclusive use rights to those facilities.


  • ADA Accessible
  • BBQ
  • Camp Store
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Picnic Table
  • Potable Water
  • Restroom

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Observation Point Picnic Shelter


2713 Hogan Dam Rd, Valley Springs, California, 95252