Recreation Facility Renovation Project

Recreation Area Facility Upgrades Coming Soon…

Please pardon our dust while we make some exciting improvements to recreation sites associated with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Upper American River Project in El Dorado County (SMUD) or the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID). Over the next few years, many of the facilities will be upgraded, and several new features added for your future enjoyment. The work will require some sites to be temporarily or completely closed during construction within the timeframes below. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Under Construction in 2021

Facility Closure Period Licensee

Yellowjacket Campground & Boat Ramp

All Year

SMUD

Wolf Creek Group Campground & access road

All Year

SMUD

Camino Cove Campground from North Union Valley road

All Year

SMUD

West Point Campground

All Year

SMUD

Sunset Boat Ramp

After Labor Day

SMUD

West Point Boat Ramp & parking area from North Union Valley road

After Labor Day

SMUD

Wolf Creek Campground from North Union Valley road

After Labor Day

SMUD

Completed

Facility

Year

What was Accomplished?

Licensee

Brush Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp

2020

Installed single-unit vault toilet, parking (including accessible parking), bear-proof trash receptacles, gate, boat ramp curb, and signage.

SMUD

West Slab Creek Day Use Area

2020

Installed single unit vault toilet, parking (including accessible parking), bear-proof trash receptacles, and signage.

SMUD

East Slab Creek Day Use Area

2020

Installed single unit vault toilet, parking (including accessible parking), five picnic sites, bear-proof trash receptacles, trails, gate, and signage.

SMUD

LOON LAKE AREA

Loon Lake Toilet

2016

Installed two-unit vault toilet with accessible trail, paved 15-minute parking, and signage.

SMUD

Loon Lake Boat Ramp, Day Use Area, and Trailhead

2020/21

Relocated 5-unit day use area to new location with new tables and grills, redesigned RV parking area with bear-proof food receptacles, new striping and designated parking, and signage.

SMUD

Pleasant Campground

2017

Removed existing pit toilets and installed two composting toilets and bear-proof food receptacles.

SMUD

High Country Trails

2017

Upgraded/rerouted trails between Loon Lake, Buck Island Reservoir and Rubicon Reservoirs, including directional/distance signage. 

SMUD

Northshore RV Campground

2019

Complete renovation and expansion and new water system.

SMUD

Buck Island

2020

Installed two toilets.

SMUD

GERLE CREEK RESERVOIR AREA

Angel Creek Day Use Area

2018

Paved access road and parking, added signage.

SMUD

Gerle Creek Campground/ Day Use Area/ Summer Harvest Trail 

2018

Rebuilt Summer Harvest Trail with added interpretive signage and viewing platform, connected Summer Harvest and Angel Creek trails, installed exclusion fencing, relined water tank, renovated accessible fishing pier and added hand launch area, added Gerle Creek Access Trail.

SMUD

UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR AREA

Sunset Campground

2018

Complete renovation of existing campground and RV sanitation station, added 30 person group campground, shower-flushing toilet facility, entrance kiosk, entrance signage, and shoreline access trails.

SMUD

Fashoda Swim Beach

2018

Added potable water and shoreline access trail/viewing platform.

SMUD

Azalea Cove Campground

2018

Added potable water and shoreline access trail/viewing platform.

SMUD

North Union Valley Road

2019

Reconstructed road from West Point to Yellowjacket Campground, including new pavement and upgraded drainage/crossings. Constructed turnouts and shoreline access trails to reservoir.

SMUD

ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR AREA

Lakeshore Drive (north shore Ice House east of Strawberry Campground)

2019

Reconstructed road from Strawberry point Campground to terminus, including new pavement and upgraded drainage/crossings. Constructed turnouts and shoreline access trails to reservoir.

SMUD

Upper Silver Day Use Area

2019

Installed double-unit toilet, parking (including accessible parking), five picnic sites with grills, trails, and signage.

SMUD

HIGHWAY 88 AREA

Caples Lake Campground

2019/20

Campground renovation.

EID

Silver Lake East Campground

2020

Campground renovation.

EID

HELL HOLE AREA

Upper Hellhole

2020

Toilet Removal

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Notes

  • Closures are subject to change.
  • Please check with the U.S. Forest Service for updates.

Map with list of facilities and a map.





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