About SLY PARK RECREATION AREA
Tent-only ADA-accessible campsites. Located 2 miles from park entrance. All sites have forest views. Lake access is at Sierra Point day use area, 100 yards to lake.
Your reservation fee pays for the first vehicle in the site only. There is a limit of 8 people per site (this includes children). A truck towing a trailer or an RV plus a tow vehicle counts as the two-vehicle maximum, even though it is allowed with the price of the site.
Su reservación solamente cubre un solo vehículo por sitio de campamento. Límite de 8 personas por sitio de campamento.
Additional vehicles, pets, and boats must be paid for when you arrive. Check IN is at 2:00 PM, Check OUT is at NOON. All campsites include a picnic table, fire ring, and BBQ grill. Dogs are welcome and county leash laws are enforced. State mandate prohibits domestic animals in the lake as it is local drinking water. Remote control cars/boats or off-road vehicles are not allowed in park. Firearms, air guns, or other weapons (including &#34;look-alikes&#34;) are not allowed in the park. Visitors violating any of the above rules are subject to eviction. All fees are due at time of booking.
Vehicle operation must be confined to designated roads. The speed limit in the campground is 15 miles per hour. No one may ride in the back of a truck or pick-up without seatbelts. No one may ride in a boat being towed.
Why No Dogs in the Water?
In 2003, El Dorado Irrigation District purchased Jenkinson Lake from the United States Bureau of Reclamation. This change also transferred oversight of the lake from federal to state authority. The State of California does not allow body contact in drinking water reservoirs. Jenkinson Lake is one of approximately six (6) drinking water reservoirs with a legislative exemption from the no-body-contact regulation. When the legislation was passed allowing body contact to continue at Jenkinson Lake, three conditions were imposed. Allowing violations of these conditions could result in the revocation of the exemption. No body contact is defined as no wading, swimming, or boating (kayaks, rafts, fishing boats, etc.) of any kind for people.
1. No domestic animals allowed in the water.
2. No diapers in the water.
3. Provide fencing and buoys at the second dam to protect the drinking water intake.