Can you swim in Jenkinson Lake?

Can you swim in Jenkinson Lake?

The center piece of SPRA is Jenkinson Lake, providing opportunities to swim, fish, water ski or take part in a variety of paddle sports activities and rentals. All Day Use Areas are in close proximity to the lake and have access to picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water.

Is Jenkinson Lake full?

When full, Jenkinson Lake holds 41,000 acre-feet of water but right now it’s holding significantly less. “The rainfall is a little bit less. The snowmelt is not where it has been in the past,” said Jesse Saich, with the El Dorado Irrigation District.

Where is Jenkinson Lake located?

About Jenkinson Lake at the Sly Park Recreation Area. Sly Park Lake is located near Placerville, CA, in the heart of the Eldorado National Forest. The lake itself is a prime destination for swimming, fishing, water skiing, boating, and a variety of paddle activities.

How do you get to Jenkinson Lake?

To get to the Jenkinson Lake main entrance from Placerville, take Hwy 50 East until you reach Exit 60 for Sly Park Road. Take the exit and turn right. Travel approximately 4.2 miles downhill. You will see the park staff’s kiosk on your left.

Are there bears in Sly Park?

Sly Park Recreation Area: Bears have not been a problem in the campgrounds. It is always a good idea to put away food and garbage at night for the other critters like squirrels, raccoons or birds.

Where does El Dorado Hills water come from?

The project and its water come from four high-elevation raw water storage reservoirs/lakes: Caples and Silver lakes along Highway 88 and Lake Aloha and Echo Lake located north of the Highway 50 corridor.

How much does it cost to get into Sly Park?

Since Sly Park is open 365 days a year that works out to 43 cents per day (33 cents for seniors). Visitors can go to to get more information about fees and to make a reservation for their next camping trip.

Is there snow in Sly Park right now?

Current Snow Conditions at Sly Park Recreation Area: Little to no snow on the ground and roadways.

Where does Cameron Park water come from?

Because our water supplies originate from three different locations and our transmission pipelines are intertied, water treated at Reservoir A and Reservoir 1 can be fed all the way to El Dorado Hills by gravity.

What is Eid water?

Highly trained and licensed district personnel treat drinking water to meet or exceed stringent state and federal drinking water requirements. EID’s water treatment facilities are designed to eliminate pathogens, including viruses and bacteria.

Does Pollock Pines have snow?

Pollock Pines averages 42 inches of snow per year.

What kind of fish are in Jenkinson Lake?

An Overview of Jenkinson Lake Fishing Fisherman from near and far come to hook lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass, among other species. Sly Park Lake is a prime destination for experienced anglers, but you don’t have to be a pro to trawl here.