Sugar Pine Reservoir  - Placer County, CA



Elevation 3620 ft.

Rolling pine forest with open areas contribute to the pleasant setting of this small reservoir. Modern facilities give a comfortable family feeling. Comparitively warm waters with a nice beach makes this a family favorite for swimming. No lifeguards.
with a long season of mid-May through November.
Manzanita Picnic Area: North shore, 23 sites. Mile-long, paved, shoreline trail suitable for wheelchairs. Trail continues on gentle, rolling grade for another 2.5 miles around lake to south shore.

From Foresthill follow Foresthill Divide Road east for 7 miles, then turn left (north) on Sugar Pine Road #10. Five miles to the Reservoir.


Camping (Best)
Forbes Creek Group Campground: Southeast side, two 50-person campsites, central parking suitable for RVs. Paved boat ramp nearby, swimming not recommended near ramp. Fees and reservations required. Giant Gap Campground: North shore, 30 campsites, some access for trailers/RVs. This is a fee area; reservations accepted. Double or triple vehicle sites available. Shirttail Creek Campground: North shore, 30 campsites, some double and triple vehicle sites, and moderate trailers/RVs okay. This is a fee area; reservations accepted.

 Fishing (Best)
Hatchery catchable rainbows planted, plus nice smallmouth and largemouth bass in residence.

 Boating Lakes & Reservoirs (Good)
All craft allowed, but 10-mph speed limit. Paved boat ramp on south shore. Nice flat water paddling lake. With the limit on power boating, this is a good lake to let kids learn and adults practice - or enjoy an evening paddle after a camping meal.


Forbes Creek Group Campground:
Giant Gap Campground
Morning Star Lake Campground (Big Reservoir)
Parker Flat ORV Campround
Shirttail Creek Campground
Sugar Pine Staging Area

Communities - Foresthill

Reservations-  530.265.4531


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