Expect delays with park access and/or closures associated with restrictions as EID works to ensure compliance with current restrictions. March 2017 Summer boating, fall colors, winter snowshoeing, and spring waterfalls make this El Dorado park enjoyable year round The trails around Jenkinson Lake can be visited on horseback, mountain bike and foot. Thank you for doing your part in ensuring a successful phased reopening of Sly Park Recreation Area. Leaving your boat trailer in the day-use areas overnight is prohibited. They do offer discounts for seniors, veterans and others. Specialties: Sly Park Recreation Area at Jenkinson Lake sits at 3500' and is a popular destinations for campers, hikers, bikers, boaters, anglers, equestrians, photographers, and all-around nature lovers. When you arrive the gatehouse can give you directions. 88 passes are good at EID run facilities at Caples and Silver Lake day use areas.
Boasting some of the best views of the lake, these day use areas are the perfect place to stop for a picnic and enjoy the stunning scenery. Yes, your day use pass is good at any of EID's day-use areas during the same day of purchase. The appropriate counties have jurisdiction on the waters.

The park features 10 campgrounds that contain a total of 191 individual sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, and barbecue. Don't risk our permit exemption by allowing your dog in Jenkinson Lake. We do not have fish cleaning stations at this time. These plans will also require capacity restrictions at times. 88 passes are good at EID run facilities at Caples and Silver Lake day use areas. February 2020 And, like our Facebook page  @SlyParkRecreationArea for more information. On Hwy. In El Dorado County is a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for El Dorado County communities. On Hwy. Please enable JavaScript in your browser for a better user experience. Concurrently, recreation staff has lifted the blackout on new non-group-area reservations for 2020. November 2018 For 50 years, the Sly Park staff have been educating students from the greater Sacramento area, and beyond, at our campus in Pollock Pines. January 2020 Sly Park Recreation Area/Facebook. Yes, Sly Park Day use Permits are valid at Silver Lake and Caples Lake day use areas. Steep Inclines, Forest, Lake, River, Easy Incline, Mountains, Waterfall, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife. The first large day-use area, known as the Main Day Use Area, is located half a mile from the gatehouse entrance. May 2017 This area is for day use only, and features multi-use loops with intersecting roads that lead to Camp Creek after difficult, long, steep pitches down the mountainside on narrow trail segments. Day Use Hours October through April

We had excellent location with shade right near the beach for easy access to kayaks, boat, and swimming. January 2016 We also have a designated parking area for boats trailers or you can leave it in the boat launch parking lot. Annual Day-use permits are valid at Sly Park Recreation Area and our facilities at Caples and Silver lakes. They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below. May 2016 Sly Park Distance Learning.

Guests may be asked to leave the facility if members of their party are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or fail to follow physical distancing requirements.

Code Sect. November 2017 If one day is just not enough, camping opportunities at SPRA abound. As part of EID’s plans to make this recreational opportunity available for our residents, we need all park visitors to do their part and take the following actions. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the guidelines below. All are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. March 2020 November 2016 Launching a boat is a separate and additional fee unless you have purchased a boat pass. There is an additional fee if you  have not purchased Day Use Permit. January 2019 No, your pets are included with the Day Use Permit. While the Sly Park Reservoir loop closely follows the shoreline, there are 2 other small trails that divert from it, one to the marina from the group day use area, and another to the Park Creek Waterfall over the top of the dam. Sandy Cove day-use area is located at Silver Lake adjacent to the boat launch facility. The number of campsites for rent has been reduced to enable adequate physical distancing. Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash at all times and if you are recreating at Sly Park Recreation Area, dog's are NOT allowed in the water per our state drinking water permit. Contact:  530-295-6810  or  reservations@eid.org. EID recreation staff has increased the pace and scale of cleaning and sanitizing procedures at all of our facilities, however, much of the responsibility for reducing the spread of COVID-19 falls to our guests. Visit this page for all of the latest Trail News that affects our area. Caples Lake Resort offers rentals at Caples Lake. Website Design by Granicus - Connecting People and Government. This helps to minimize the amount of trash recreation staff must dispose of at the campsites, day use areas, trailheads, or other facilities. May 2019 From Silver Lake the only station in the area is located at Kirkwood  its about seven miles to the north. Personal watercraft of any kind is not allowed on Jenkinson, Lake at Sly Park Recreation Area. In addition, there are other circumstances that require that the waterfall is shut off.
Monday – Sunday, 6:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. For 50 years, the Sly Park staff have been educating students from the greater Sacramento area, and beyond, at our campus in Pollock Pines. The trailhead for the waterfall starts at the Waterfall Trail Parking Area located just past the second dam off Mormon Emigrant Trail,  there  is a $5 self-pay fee.

Yes, Annual Permits are available for your boat. July 2018 Website Design by Granicus - Connecting People and Government, There is a 5 fish per person limit for trout and bass. August 2016 See our Annual Day Use Permit page for an application. February 2018

October 2018 Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash at all times and if you are recreating at Sly Park Recreation Area, dog's are NOT allowed in the water per our state drinking water permit. Firewood sales have been suspended until further notice. Well kept grounds. Jenkinson lake (a.k.a. The waterfall is about one mile from this trail. March 2019 Day-use picnic areas are located throughout Sly Park Recreation Area.

March 2018 We got in about 830 am and were fine. Anyone 16 years of age or older needs a fishing license. EID does not oversee use on the water and so we discourage this activity. In an effort to reduce staff exposure to the COVID-19 virus, all campsites will be allocated through our online reservation system only (www.eid.org/recreation/spra-campsite-photos-and-reservations). June 2016 You may leave your trailer in your campsite unless you do not have room. Yes, Annual Permits are available for your boat. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [updated 6/29/20 @ 4:30pm]. Is anyone in your household exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms? Starting Saturday Sly Park will be open for local residents from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by El Dorado Irrigation District, the agency that oversees the park. It is extremely important to to know that flows can be stopped or started at anytime depending on operational needs. October 2016 Day use payment options expanding at Sly Park. Do not congregate in groups of more than eight guests. Yes, you may bring your own barbecue if you place it on or next to the provided barbecue to Sly Park. Day-use picnic areas are located throughout Sly Park Recreation Area. When physical distancing cannot be maintained, face coverings are. See our Annual Day Use Permit page for an application.

April 2018 Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option, Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability, El Dorado Hills Odor Control Upgrade Project, Wastewater Collections System Administrative and Operations Relocation Project, Government Compensation in California Website (Gov. July 2019 They do offer discounts for seniors, veterans and others. Recreational access can be from a variety of sources so it is important to know where you are. There is no WiFi connections, take this time to disconnect from the world and plan accordingly. Jenkinson Lake is a drinking water reservoir and our State Drinking Water Agreement prohibits domestic animals in the water or streams. Sly Park Distance Learning.

California  Department of Fish and Wildlife. October 2015 November 2015 Guests should be prepared by bringing their own hand soap and hand sanitizer. Park Fee $5 for walk in use and $15 for vehicle day use. October 2017 Camping is also an additional fee and requires a reservation. February 2016 There is also a $5.00 per pet fee. The waterfall is approximately three miles from from this trailhead. December 2017 Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.