Gold Country, California Area Lakes and Reservoirs

  • Martis Creek Lake

    Martis Creek Lake

    Less than one hour west of Reno near world-famous Lake Tahoe, Martis Creek Lake is the hidden facet in the jewel of Lake Tahoe. The dam, 113 feet high and 2,670 feet long, holds back a lake with a capacity of 20,400 acre feet of water. When full, its surface covers 770 acres. The lake is normally ... Continue
  • New Melones Lake

    New Melones Lake

    New Melones Dam and Reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Located 60 miles upstream on the Stanislaus River from the confluence of the San Joaquin River. The reservoir has a capacity of 2.4 million acre feet of water with 100 miles of shoreline, and ... Continue