Picnic Area Status - Open/Closed

Information current as of  May 29, 2020

Forest Service extends closure of most developed recreation sites in California through June 4, 2020

“We ask that the public check with their local forest office to ensure specific sites are open. We also recommend that potential visitors consult state and local guidelines regarding public and personal safety measures. During the Coronavirus COVID-19.”

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 Closed 9 Flush Yes Yes No  
Pine Slope Picnic Site Open 8 Flush Yes Yes No  
Recreation Point Picnic Site Closed 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  Closed 10 Vault No No No  
Short Hair Fishing Access Closed 12 Vault No No No  
Spillway Fishing Access Closed 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 Closed 8 Vault No No No  
               
                  Dinkey Creek          
Dinkey Creek Picnic Site Closed 4 Vault Yes Yes No Dinkey Creek Inn and 
store are nearby. Store has
provisions and a restaurant.
Dinkey Fisherman Picnic Site Closed 8 Vault No No No

Forest Order No. 05-15-00-19-08

               
                  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 Picnnic Site Closed 18 Vault Yes Yes No  
Billy Creek Picnic Site Open 7 Vault Yes No No  
Dowville Picnic Site Closed 5 Vault No No No  
Huntington Lake Boat Launch Area Open 9 Vault No Yes   Huntington Lake
               
                  Kings River          
Kirch Flat Picnic Site Closed 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 Closed 3 Vault No No No  
Windy Point Picnic Site Closed 1 Vault No No No Forest Order Closure 05-15-00-18-03
               
                McKinley Grove Road          
McKinley Grove Picnic Site Closed 10 Vault No No No Forest Order Closure 05-15-00-19-08
               
                Merced River          
Cranberry Launch Closed 6 Vault No No No  
Indian Flat Picnic Site Closed 9 Vault No Yes No  
McClendon Beach Picnic Site Closed 6 Vault No No No  
Red Bud Picnic Site Closed 5 Vault No Yes No  
Westfall Picnic Site Closed            
                 Shaver Lake          
Dorabelle Picnic Site Closed 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 Closed 5 Vault No No No  
               
                   Sierra Vista Scenic Byway          
Mile High Picnic Site Closed 3 Vault No No No  
Nelder Grove Picnic Site Closed 7 Vault No No No  
               




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