Donnell Reservoir

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 
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Donnell Reservoir is located in a steep rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River approximately 5 miles upstream from Beardsley Reservoir, 7 miles from Highway 108 off Beardsley Road on 5N09X, a rough, narrow and winding route where safe travel speeds average 5-10 mph.  High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel on this road.  No facilities are provided for boating. The steep rocky terrain limits foot access to only small portions of the shoreline.  No developed recreation facilities exist at the reservoir; however, the area is popular for day use, dispersed camping and fishing.  The reservoir is open all year with road access subject to winter closure.  Donnell Reservoir visitors enjoy dispersed camping, fishing and hiking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Road to Donnell Reservoir is CLOSED.
Operational Hours: Road access to Donnell Dam is closed through 2018 due to road damage.  Forest Order #STF-16-2017-03.
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.
Restrictions: Donnell is located in a steep rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River approximately 5 miles upstream from Beardsley Reservoir. No facilities are provided for boating. The steep rocky terrain limits foot access to only small portions of the shoreline.

General Information

Directions: 7 miles from Highway 108 off Beardsley Road

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  Latitude : 
38.334930

  Longitude : 
-119.945224

 

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