Utica/Union Reservoirs

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

These scenic small, twin reservoirs are located off the Spicer Reservoir Road. The setting is more rustic than either Spicer Reservoir or Lake Alpine. Developed recreation facilities: Utica - Sandy Flat 11 sites, Rocky Point 12 sites, Union West 18 sites, Union East 11 sites.  The area is popular for day use, as well as paddle sports such as canoeing and kayaking. A primitive boat launch is available at Union Reservoir. Maximum boat speed is 5 mph. Utica Reservoir is managed for non-motorized boating.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  
Operational Hours: Campgrounds are open. 
Reservations: No reservations.  First-come, first-serve.
Fees $16.00 per night
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful passes accepted, reduces camping fee to $8.00 per night.

General Information

Directions: Located off the Spicer Reservoir Road.

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