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
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
From Foresthill follow Foresthill Divide
Road east for 7 miles, then turn left (north) on Sugar Pine Road #10. Five
miles to the Reservoir.
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.
Hatchery catchable rainbows planted,
plus nice smallmouth and largemouth bass in residence.
Boating Lakes & Reservoirs
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