Reclamation to Waive Day Use Fees at New Melones Lake for All Visitors on Veterans Day

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: November 04, 2013

SONORA, Calif. – On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office, will waive day use fees at New Melones Lake for all visitors in honor of the men and women of the U.S. military who have given so much to their country.

Park fees that are not waived include Expanded Amenity Fees such as boat launching, camping and other fees. In addition to Veterans Day, day use fees are also waived at New Melones Lake on National Public Lands Day in September each year.

The New Melones Visitor Center and Museum is located on Highway 49, between the towns of Sonora and Angels Camp, just a quarter-mile south of the Highway 49 Stevenot Stanislaus River Bridge at
6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370. The Visitor Center and Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information about New Melones Lake and the New Melones Visitor Center and Museum, please visit or call the Visitor Center at 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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