Picnic Area Status - Open/Closed

Information current as of  July 17, 2020

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST TAKES STEPS TO REDUCE HUMAN CAUSED WILDFIRES:

Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-06  Fire Restrictions - Due to COVID-19 Response

We ask that you consider whether your personal participation in outdoor recreation at this time would pose an unnecessary risk to others as we all work together to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our National Forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.

Bass Lake / Courtright/Wishon / Dinkey Creek / Edison/Florence Lake / Huntington Lake / Kings River/
Kerckhoff Reservoir /Mammoth Pool / McKinley Grove Road / Merced River / Shaver Lake /
Sky Ranch Road / Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway /  Sierra Vista Scenic Byway /

Picnic Site By Area Status Sites Toilet Water Fee Reservations Comments
    Bass Lake          
Denver Church Picnic Site Open 35* Flush Yes Yes No  
Falls Beach Picnic Site Open 6 Flush Yes Yes No Open Year Round
Lakeside Picnic Site Open 5 Flush Yes Yes No Open Year Round
Little Denver Church Picnic Site Open 7 Flush Yes Yes No Open Year Round
Pine Point Picnic Site Open 9 Flush Yes Yes No  
Pine Slope Picnic Site Open 8 Flush Yes Yes No  
Recreation Point Picnic Site Open 4 Fault Yes Yes Yes Open Year Round
Willow Cove Picnic Site Open 3 Vault No Yes No  
Rocky Point Picnic Site Open 8 Vault Yes Yes No  
Wishon Boating Site Open            
                  Courtright/Wishon          
Coolidge Meadow  Open 10 Vault No No No  
Short Hair Fishing Access Open 12 Vault No No No  
Spillway Fishing Access Open 10 Vault No No No  
Upper Kings River Fishing Access Open 15 Vault No No No  
Wishon Dam Fishing Access Open 10 Vault No No No  
We-Me-Kute Picnic Site Open 8 Vault No No No  
               
                  Dinkey Creek          
Dinkey Creek Picnic Site Closed 4 Vault Yes Yes No Forest Order Closure
Dinkey Fisherman Picnic Site Closed 8 Vault No No No Forest Order Closure
               
                  Edison/Florence Lake          
Florence Lake Picnic Site Closed 17 Vault Yes No No  
Mono Creek Picnic Site Closed 5 Vault No No No  
               
                  Huntington Lake           
Bear Cove Picnic Site Closed 18 Vault Yes Yes No  
Billy Creek Picnic Site Open 7 Vault Yes No No  
Dowville Picnic Site Open 5 Vault No No No  
Huntington Lake Boat Launch Area Open 9 Vault No Yes   Huntington Lake
               
                  Kings River          
Kirch Flat Picnic Site Open 6 Vault No No No  
               
                 Kerckhoff Reservoir          
Smalley Cove  Picnic Site Closed 5 Vault and
handicapped
accessible
Yes Yes No Boating, swimming, boat ramp;
Water-skiing
               
                 Mammoth Pool          
Mile High Picnic Site Open 3 Vault No No No  
Windy Point Picnic Site Closed 1 Vault No No No  
               
                McKinley Grove Road          
McKinley Grove Picnic Site Open 10 Vault No No No Closes 12/1
               
                Merced River          
Cranberry Launch Open 6 Vault No No No  
Indian Flat Picnic Site Open 9 Vault No Yes No  
McClendon Beach Picnic Site Open 6 Vault No No No  
Red Bud Picnic Site Open 5 Vault No Yes No  
Westfall Picnic Site Closed            
                 Shaver Lake          
Dorabelle Picnic Site Open 5 Vault Yes Yes No  
               
                  Sky Ranch          
Nelder Grove Picnic Site Closed 7 Vault No No No  
               
                  Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway          
Bear Cove Picnic Site Closed 18 Vault Yes Yes No  
Billy Creek Picnic Site Closed 7 Vault Yes No No  
Dowville Picnic Site Open 5 Vault No No No  
               
                   Sierra Vista Scenic Byway          
Mile High Picnic Site Open 3 Vault No No No  
Nelder Grove Picnic Site Closed 7 Vault No No No  
               




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