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    Bureau of Reclamation, New Melones Lake


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    New Melones Lake hosts approximately 800,000 visitors each year who enjoy the various recreational opportunities. Facilities include day use areas, boat launch ramps, more than 300 campsites, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, a visitor center and museum, and miles of water-based recreation. New Melones is within a short drive of other attractions such as Railtown 1897 in Jamestown, Calaveras Big Trees Sate Park and a one-hour drive to Yosemite National Park.

    • Learn about the lake and local history in order to share information as an Information Desk Specialist.
    • Open and close facility.
    • Greet visitors, answer questions, take phone calls, and provide maps.
    • Selling Interagency and New Melones Passes is also required.
    • Possibility of earning an annual New Melones Day Use Pass with 50 volunteer hours, an annual Boat Launch Pass with 75 volunteer hours, or an Interagency Volunteer Pass with 250 Volunteer hours.


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