Beardsley Reservoir

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Beardsley Reservoir


Beardsley Reservoir is operated by the Tri-Dam Project. The reservoir is located in a steep rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River approximately 5 miles downstream from Donnell Reservoir, 7 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Road. Beardsley Road is a steep and winding paved route where safe travel speeds average 20-30 mph or less.Developed recreation facilities exist at the reservoir which is popular for camping, day use and fishing. The reservoir is open all year with road access subject to winter closure. The Tri-Dam Project maintains Beardsley Road in winter. For winter road access information, please visit the Tri-Dam Project website.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; Boat Launch available

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) 
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Permit Info: A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish in the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good outlets in many department and other retail stores. Make sure you pick up a current state fishing regulation guide with your license, for information on fishing times and limits. Contact California Department of Fish and Wildlife for more information.
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: Potable Faucets
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 7 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Road

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Interpretive Site
Picnic tables
Boat ramp
Drinking water
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3,440 feet


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