Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at Tuttletown Recreation Area, Eagle Point Picnic Area

The Geminids has been referred to as the “King of Meteor Showers,” producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. The peak this year is the night of Dec. 13. Join Park Ranger Diana for the best show in the heavens. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky. Telescopes will be on hand for viewing. For additional information, please contact Park Ranger Diana Popkins at 209-536-9094 ext. 218 or

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office announces its 2017 fall activity schedule for New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Programs are free of charge, suitable for all ages, and do not require reservations. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to participate in a program, need accommodation, or have any questions please contact Park Ranger Mike McGraw at 209-536-9094, ext. 233, or email

The New Melones Visitor Center and Museum is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office. Hours of operation are daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information on activities, directions, pet restrictions or other questions, please call 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit the website at