Tulloch Lake

Location and Directions:

14448 Tulloch Dam Rd
Jamestown, CA 95327
+3753'40.28", -12034'18.52"

     Lake Tulloch is located on the borders of Calaveras and Toulumne counties midway between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. From the Bay area, take Highway 99 to Route 120 East towards Sonora and Yosemite. Take a left turn 13 miles east of Oakdale at Southshore Lake Tulloch.


General Info:

    Lake Tulloch is located 1,000 feet above sea level, in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is surrounded by oak clustered hills, the lava flows of Table Top Mountain, open meadows and views of the Sierra. The dam was built in 1958 which filled the lake with crystal clear water from the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake has 55 miles of shoreline offering year-round water activities that include fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and swimming. The flows of the Stanislaus river that feed Lake Tulloch are well known for trout fishing, kayaking and white water rafting.


Camping Info:

    There are several campgrounds around the lake.

Other lakes in the area:
Don Pedro Reservior
Camanche Reservior
New Melones Lake
New Hogan Lake


Boating Info:

    There are several boat ramps available around the lake. There is also a full service marina with rentals available. Lake Tulloch Boat Rentals


Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked regularly with rainbow trout in the winter and spring months. There are also brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and catfish here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



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  • 11.33 lbs bass caught by Mike Freeman during a Sonora Bass tournament.

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