Tuttletown Recreation Area is a brilliant spot for a doggo-friendly outdoor getaway, and pitching your tent at Tuttletown Recreation Area campground will ensure that you don’t have to rush while exploring this pawesome preserve! The facilities at the campground are a lot less primitive than some others in the area -- while you won’t find any electricity or RV hookups, you will have access to showers, flushing toilets, and a dump station. There’s also group camping available, starting at $150 a night. A single-family site will set you back around $18.
Not only that, but the surroundings are simply beautiful. Tuttletown is tucked away amongst the rolling, oak-studded foothills that border the Stanislaus River, and the campground is perched on the side of the serene New Melones Lake. Careful, though -- not all sites are shaded! With 108 single-family sites, Tuttletown can get a little busy in the summer months, so it’s best to book early, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of the campground's accessible sites.
Keen anglers will be glad to know that New Melones Lake is stocked with all sorts of scaly swimming critters, and you can cook your catch at one of the grills provided with every site. You’ll even find a fish-cleaning station close by at the Lupine Day Use Area! Cultured canines might also be interested in the fact that the recreation area sits atop the Mother Lode, the seam of gold that kicked off the California Gold Rush. Tuttletown Recreation Area is also something of a hotspot for wildlife viewing, and you may even see deer investigating your campsite. There are also sixteen miles of trails for you and your buddy to sniff and explore. Be sure to look up a map before you go!
Wifi isn’t available at Tuttletown, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Fires are permitted, but regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a furrific trip!