Spicer Reservoir

Area Status: Open
Spicer Reservoir in foreground; lava flow rock formation in backgroundBoat launch ramp and trees in foreground, lake and mountains in backgroundPicnic table under trees with lake and mountains in background

This page is for the Spicer Reservoir area; visit the Spicer Reservoir Campground page  to view campground status.

Spicer Reservoir has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. Visitors enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) 
Reservations: No reservations
Fees: No fee
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer, early fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault toilet

General Information


Located nine miles southeast of Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road (7N01), a winding paved route where safe travel speeds average 20-30 mph.

General Notes:

Maximum speed on the lower portion of the lake is 10 mph; the upper portion, surrounded by the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, is managed for non-motorized uses only.

No overnight camping at the boat lot parking.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

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No. of Sites 43
Reservation Info first-come, first-served

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Boating - Motorized

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