Utica Campgrounds

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Utica Reservoir is set in a granite basin surrounded by red fir and lodgepole pine forest. The reservoir has lots of islands and is kept mostly full. Granite slabs along the shore extend into the water. There are two campgrounds adjacent to each other, Sandy Flat and Rocky Point. Elevation is 6,800 feet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campgrounds are closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available at Sandy Flat and Rocky Point campgrounds.
Operational Hours: Campgrounds are closed for the season. 
Reservations: No reservations: first-come, first-served.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $16 per night for camping; no fee for day use.
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Bear Valley to the east and Arnold to the west on Highway 4.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted, reduces camping fee to half-price per night.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Highway 4, turn onto Spicer Reservoir Road (paved) and go 8 miles. Turn left onto 7N75; from there the roads are gravel. Continue .7 miles to a T-intersection. Turn left and continue one mile. Spicer Reservoir Road is 27 miles east of the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines, California.

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Boating - Non-Motorized


Picnic tables
Toilets Vault
Parking Day use parking is adjacent to Rocky Point Campground; campsites have their own parking spaces.
Boat ramp Two dirt ramps, designed for non-motorized boats. One is in Sandy Flat Campground, the other is just past Rocky Point Campground.
Fee charged for some activities Fee for camping; day use free.
Tent camping Sandy Flat, 11 sites and Rocky Point, 12 sites.
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