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Will require paddling or peddling Hobie 8 miles. New Spicer Meadow Reservoir is a reservoir in the Sierra Nevada, within the Stanislaus National Forest in eastern Tuolumne County, California.. Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout: Latest Photos. brown bullhead catfish which can be caught easily from the banks. Then drop into Wheats Meadow, a possible camping spot. Size and Location: The 189,000 acre foot reservoir is formed by New Spicer Meadow Dam on Highland Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Stanislaus River, at 6620 feet in elevation. If you know what you are doing, you will catch a lot of fish. toilets. Elephant Rock Lake north, crossing the Stanislaus after a little more than a mile. Although Utica Reservoir Union Reservoir and Utica Reservoir are side by side, about 4 miles north of Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Lake Alpine Resort). This dam was replaced in the 1980's which eliminated the natural spawning areas of Spicer… The road to Union and Utica reservoirs diverges after about a mile. Ebbetts Pass Adventures website makes no warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of any of its maps. This area has three different trail paths. The reservoir is part of the Stanislaus River Watershed downhill from Lake Alpine and is on Stanislaus Forest Service land. Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for backpacking. Camping fees are $12 per night. This reservoir has a rugged, rocky shoreline and great views. Elevation Changes: 100 feet up and down took over the system and began work on the new Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Drive out to the end of the Summit Lake Road off Spicer Meadow Reservoir Road. The latter two reservoirs are much smaller, but even more picturesque. Sword lake is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers because of the short 2.5 mile hike from the County Line Trailhead and excellent swimming opportunities. Hike from For the inaugural backpacking trip this summer (exciting, we know! miles of shoreline, several islands, and numerous inlets. No motorized boating in Eastern Arm. Spicer Meadow Reservoir, California fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. The campground has has no officially designated ramp, car-top boats can be launched there. The campground can accommodate up to … Spicer Meadow Reservoir Fishing Report Spicer Meadow Reservoir - Bear Valley, CA (Tuolumne County) by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods 11-7-2016 Website. The northeast arm of the lake is limited to non-motorized boating. More. south up over the saddle by Whittakers Dardanelle. Elevation Changes: Drop 1000 feet going out Most of the water from the two smaller reservoirs is diverted into Spicer before Emergency medical services available at the Arnold Medical Clinic in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold, or at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas (Highway 49). The speed limit there is 5 MPH. For more information about OHV routes around Ebbetts Pass, see Ebbetts Pass OHV. Since it is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, you will need a wilderness permit to camp. Distance: 6 miles one way, cross-country Union and Utica reservoirs are about 3 miles away. Spicer Meadows Reservoir has a reputation for having unbelievably gorgeous scenery. Spicer Reservoir is about 8 miles long, and half of the reservoir is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area. At … Ebbetts Pass Sierra Hwy 4. Day rides can vary from unstrained, quarter mile rides to full day excursions on strenuous mountain peaks. It’s a moderate level, five mile in and out hike […] Very experienced riders may try the un-groomed route along Slick Rock Road to access Lake Alpine. Trollers at Spicer do well with needlefish, Sparklefish, or Goldeneyes, working the area from the ramp to the dam. Hiking / Equestrian. Reservoir, which replaced the older reservoir in 1989, is the largest of the lakes with 2000 surface acres. 8 oz. 5519 Highway 4 Possibility to catch or miss alot trout. Spin There are two main trailheads to access this lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Spicer Reservoir Group Campground is located at an elevation of 6,400 feet along the shore of Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Spicer Meadow Reservoir is stocked with Eagle Lake rainbows and Is it the cheapest? Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards can be rented from companies such as Sierra Nevada Adventure Company in Check with rangers about the suitability of conditions before setting out on any hike or other forest activity. Utica Spicer Reservoir offers low-speed boating (boat launch available), and excellent fishing, hiking, and equestrian opportunities. 24545 Highway 120 Reservations required: Spicer Group Campground Reservations. The beautiful forest and lake setting attracts anglers and kayakers, hikers and nature lovers. for a pick-up (2.3 miles, 800-foot climb). Excellent group camp amenities include tables, fire pits, a covered food preparation area, a campfire circle and parking. is 9 miles from Highway 4 over a good paved road. There are 7 group sites for tents or RVs. In and out. Bring your fishing rod and fresh water. The reservoir is actually called "New" Spicer Reservoir, so presumably there was an old one here before Start at Spicer Reservoir and hike through Corral Meadow and then make then steep descent into the Stanislaus Then drop into Wheats Meadow, a possible camping spot. 19777 Greenley Road Hike from German browns are in the lake, but rarely caught. Nor have all the camping gear and water gear. Spicer Meadow Campground Offers Killer Mountain Views. Gas, groceries, and camping supplies are available in Arnold, Camp Connell, and Bear Valley. The northern arm of the lake, adjacent to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, is managed for non-motorized recreation (canoe and kayak) opportunities. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are the most popular crafts on the two smaller reservoirs. Both reservoirs are about 2 miles off Spicer Reservoir Road. route leads north from Utica and up across polished granite outcroppings. For more information about snowmobile routes around Ebbetts Pass, see Ebbetts Pass Snowmobiling. Spicer Reservoir offers low-speed boating (boat launch available), and excellent fishing, hiking, and equestrian opportunities. No reservations. Dave's nice 16" rainbow that was a bit over a pound and a half. From the shore, bait fishermen report pink PowerBait works well, along with nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Distance: 5.5 miles one way, mountain trail $140 per night. are all part of a linked storage system which provides drinking water and hydroelectric power. Vault toilets are provided along with unimproved launch ramps. Spicer Reservoir Campground located at an elevation of 6,400 feet near Spicer Meadow Reservoir. The northern arm of the lake, adjacent to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, is managed for non-motorized recreation (canoe and kayak) opportunities. Sonora, CA 95370, Summit Miwok District Spicer Meadow reservoir was a short 5 minute walk from the campground. The road is closed in the winter New Spicer Meadow There is no trail up Dome Rock. Power boats are allowed on the west end (non-Wilderness), but have a 5 mph speed limit, so generally aren’t a problem. Spicer Reservoir offers low-speed boating (boat launch available), and excellent fishing, hiking, and equestrian opportunities. lake elevation 6418′ 227 surface acres. It's $30/night for a single site ($60/night for a double). The closest one is the County Line trailhead, at which you can park after having survived driving 6 miles of dusty dirt road, of Highway 108. Since it is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, you The lakes are accessed via 9-mile long Spicer Meadow Reservoir Road, which leaves Highway 4 about 4 miles west of Do Sword Lake is one of the many natural, alpine lakes nestled in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness in the Stanislaus National Forest. elevation of 6,200 feet, 3 miles from Highway 4. The Lake on your right. Stanislaus River Campground is on the bank of the North Fork of the Stanislaus River at an In 1946 the complex of reservoirs and canals was sold to Pacific Gas & Electric. It should only be attempted Bear Valley. The route follows the roads to Union and Utica Reservoirs, Summit and Elephant Rock Lakes, or the Spicer Reservoir Power House. Nine miles southeast of Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road (7N01). Spicer Meadow Reservoir Fish Report for 11-7-2016. below. Utica and Union are at about 6,800 feet elevation, Spicer a little lower at 6,400. From the trailhead at the dam at Spicer Reservoir, follow the trail The trail South down to what is now the Northeast shore of Spicer on the map above has been moved higher up the side of the canyon as … Camping is on a first come - first served basis. Best done as an overnight backpack trip. 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. 3 Star Fatty Day! by snow, but a Sno-Park located at the junction with Highway 4 provides a winter launching site for snowmobilers The weather is perfect for the trollers, as it cools down the fish will start to come up. Spicer Reservoir Campground. There is a concrete launch ramp Expect good fishing in all three reservoirs and in the nearby streams. Current fly fishing conditions are still good. Another 2 miles leads to either lake. To see data on specific reservoirs in Calaveras County, click the links below: Spicer Meadows Reservoir New Melones… Union Reservoir (shown right) has an unimproved boat ramp suitable for small fishing boats. Then in the 1980s the Calaveras County Water District and Northern California Power Agency View Report. Using data provided by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), it’s easy to keep an eye on inflows, outflows and reservoir storage levels throughout Calaveras County and the state. might walking on an established trail. I decided on Spicer Meadow Campground as it's near 3 good sized reservoirs. reach Dome Rock, continue south to Horse Meadow. the Duck Creek bridge. The map displayed above is for illustrative purposes only. By night keep the large camp aglow with a bonfire fitting for a group. Distance: 1.8 miles one way, mountain trail Spicer Meadow Reservoir has the best boating facilities of the three lakes. Spicer Meadow Reservoir - Bear Valley, CA. Both lakes also have We needed a campground to accommodate 40-50 campers. Gigantic gray granite boulders and mountains surround the area. Spicer, Utica, and Union reservoirs (along with nearby Lake Alpine) Some campsites at the campground are wheelchair accessible. A 43-site developed campground and group camping facilities are available during the summer months, and there are a number of hiking and horseback riding trails to explore. being released back into the Stanislaus via Highland Creek. to native trout which are a little harder to catch. I recommend New Spicer Meadow Reservoir to anyone looking for a great place to camp and fish. Slick Rock, also referred to as the Ladder - a stepped portion of smooth granite. Directions: Spicer Reservoir Road leaves Highway 4 twenty-two miles east of Arnold or six miles west of Lake Alpine. The Lake is still in great shape and fishing is excellent. Gardner Meadow on the Spicer Reservoir road (2.5 miles to Sand Flat, 900-foot drop). Follow the road to Lost Lake, Sword Lake, and Spicer Reservoir: We took this trip in June of 2010, a snowy year that meant many other trails would be covered with snow or under water. campgrounds has 25 sites for tents or RVs, hand pumped water, and vault toilets. Spicer Meadows, Spicer Reservoir, Rd #7N01 Spicer Lake, Stanislaus National Forest. Boats on Spicer are limited to 10 MPH. Union and Utica (shown left) reservoirs are good fishing destinations also. If you make it … There is no established trail around Utica Reservoir, but a fairly obvious use trail circles the lake. 2 NFS Campgrounds at west end of lake: Spicer Campground (60 sites) Spicer Group Camp (75 people max) Campgrounds only open June-September. and parking area for trailers. Elevation Changes: Climb 700 feet, drop 600 feet, climb 800 feet to summit of Dome Rock The group camp holds a maximum of 60 people. America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age/Golden Access passes accepted, reduces camping fee to half-price per night. Rules of the Reservoir: 10 mph speed limit on Western Arm. as a water supply for its mining operations. The Another challenging area is near Pinecrest, CA 95364, Calaveras District Approaching Spicer Meadow Reservoir accesses the trails up the South side of Bull Run Peak via Bull Run Creek to pass North between Bull Run and Henry Peaks to Pacific Valley on Highway 4. Union and Utica reservoirs are located side by side 2 miles off the Spicer Reservoir Road. The northern arm of the lake, adjacent to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, is managed for non-motorized recreation (canoe and kayak) opportunities. PO Box 500 Shorten this hike by beginning at Supervisor's Office View Report. Elephant Rock, a half mile each way over fairly level terrain. It A boat launch ramp is nearby. covers 233 acres and Union, 218. Utica's Sandy Flat - 11 walk-in campsites, Utica's Rocky Point - 12 walk-in campsites, Granite Gulch Group Campsite: $48 per night. Backpacking is one of these activities. Spicer Reservoir Family Campground is located next to Spicer Meadow Reservoir in the Stanislaus National Forest. Spicer Reservoir Group Camp is located on the west shore, overlooking the lake. So … all or part of the convoluted shore line. Utica Reservoir followed in The 3.5-mile Slick Rock trail begins at Utica Reservoir and runs up to Lake Alpine. Spicer Reservoir Road 8½ miles to the turnoff to Union and Utica reservoirs. Another good spot for boaters The best fishing in Union is reportedly at the western end 1903-06 and the original Spicer in 1929. Click the links below to see updated reservoir levels. For more information about camping at Spicer, Union and Utica reservoirs, see Spicer Meadow Reservoir Campgrounds. continued drinking water supply for Calaveras communities, in 1995 the Utica Power Authority was formed The upper part of Spicer is limited to non-motorized boats. Hiking with gear ½ mile. The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. It is located near the western Alpine County line, at an elevation of 6,621 feet (2,018 m).. Water and power. Wheats Meadow Trailhead (Spicer Dam side)– This trailhead provides access to Wheats Meadow, the western side of the Dardanelle Cones, the eastern side of Spicer Reservoir, and Sword Lake.The trail is a long one, most commonly used by backpackers and hunters.Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Online wilderness permits are available. Spicer Reservoir has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. There was a limit of eight people for this trip. It is the largest of the four reservoirs in the area. The 189,000 acre foot (233,000,000 m 3) reservoir is formed by New Spicer Meadow Dam on Highland Creek, a tributary of the Stanislaus River. Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or for changes that may have occurred since publication. The snowmobile trail begins 1/4 mile from Highway 4 at the Spicer Reservoir Road Sno-park ($5 parking per day). Map Information. Donnell Reservoir (shown right). (Still another 1.3 miles to the Groveland, CA 95321. Map showing recreational areas. Reach the lakes off Spicer Reservoir Road, which leaves Highway 4 twenty-two miles east of Arnold. A nearby sandy beach area is located at the southern end of the campground. Place: Spicer Meadows Reservoir, Stanislaus National Forest, California Coordinates: 38.407836, -119.996876 As happened so many times before, I decided where to go on Labor Day weekend when it was already too late to reserve anything. There's a boat launch and a nice picnic area right on the lake. and cross-country skiers into the area. Best done as an overnight backpack trip. Spicer Reservoir Campground located at an elevation of 6,400 feet near Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Float tubes have plenty of success too, staying close to shore to avoid the wind. There is a bridge, so you could cross and hike up to Highway 4 at Big Meadow Kamloop trout. You may need to work a little harder. To ensure a Only a short drive away are beautiful Utica Reservoir and Union Reservoir with more opportunities for fishing, camping, and kayaking. In 1889-92 the Utica Gold Mining Co. built Lake Alpine Follow the Arnold and Bear Valley Adventure Company in Bear Valley. It has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking. The campground has 43 sites for tents or RVs, with piped water and vault The New Spicer Meadow Dam and Reservoir, commonly known as Spicer Reservoir, was named for the summer cow camp of the Daniel Spicer family from Salt Spring Valley. of the lake near the boat ramp. Spicer Reservoir visitors enjoy camping, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Drive out to the end of the Summit Lake Road off Spicer Meadow Reservoir Road. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/stanislaus/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=83083&actid=29, Forest Order STF-16-2020-23 STF High Fire Restriction - Terminated, Forest Order STF-16-2020-24 STF Moderate Fire Restrictions - Terminated, STF-16-2020-19 Temp camping, occupancy and use restrictions - Expired, STF-16-2020-12 Pinecrest Basin Forest Order - Expired, Forest Order STF-16-2020-08 Fire Restrictions - Expired, STF-16-2020-07 COVID-19 Developed rec closures - Expired, STF-16-2019-10 Mokelumne Wilderness Forest Order, STF 16-2019-14 Moderate Fire Restrictions, Stanislaus National Forest Order STF-16-2018-06, Stanislaus National Forest Order STF-16-2018-04. Camp only in developed Campgrounds. will need a wilderness permit to camp. From the trailhead at the dam at Spicer Reservoir, follow the trail south up over the saddle by Whittakers Dardanelle. The reservoir is approximately 8 miles long, and has a rugge d, rocky shoreline with breathtaking views. ), Recovery Beyond decided to backpack to Spider Meadows, a gorgeous alpine meadow hike located close to Leavenworth, Washington. For an easier hike only go as far as A trip with spectacular views of the Dardanelles and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River Canyon by Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases; transporting it can move these pests to new locations. #1 Pinecrest Lake Road Spicer Reservoir Trail is a 19.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arnold, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Spicer Meadow Reservoir is an awesome place for trout fishing, camping, picnicking, and family enjoyment. A few weeks ago I did a short solo camping trip in Stanislaus National Forest. Distance: 6.5 miles one way, mountain trail Dave 7-23-2018 road out to near its end on the west side of Utica where there is a good staging area. public boat ramp hiking trail around lake more lakes nearby. Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Trout Fishing Family Paradise At Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Camping and sleeping in tents. Spicer Meadow Reservoir covers 2000 acres at 6,418 ft. elevation. What: a boating Fishout to Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek in Carson Iceburg Wilderness Area, Sierra Nevada with … Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. Elevation Changes: 600 feet gain and some downhill going toward Lake Alpine The hardest section is at is along the rock walls. piped water, a covered group cooking and eating area, vault toilets and a campfire area. One of the best rides is at the Spicer Meadow Reservoir Area. Share. Spicer Reservoir Facts. casters favor Rapalas and Kastmasters. Camping fees are $24 per night. Then climb a ridge and drop to the trailhead at Lake Alpine. to oversee the water delivery for various local water agencies. The campground is 9 miles off Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road. Elephant Rock Lake past Elephant Rock and up to Rock Lake. Elevation Changes: 800 feet gain going out The summit of the rock is 2,700 feet above the canyon To Nope. Spicer Meadow Reservoir has long been a favorite destination for anglers, hikers, kayakers, and campers. It is one of the older reservoirs in the Sierra, built around 1929 when a dam on Highland Creek was constructed creating a narrow and short lake. Views of the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus can be gained from a low summit just south of Horse Meadow. Motor-driven boats are allowed on Spicer's Meadow Reservoir while canoes and kayaks are more appropriate for nearby Utica and Union Reservoirs. Expect to take longer than you River Canyon, arriving there at Sand Flat. At Spicer Reservoir Group Campground you can enjoy views of the picturesque 2000 acre lake, hiking in the surrounding Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, and paddle sports like kayaking and SUP. Summer of 2013, a short little trip to the Spicer Meadow Reservoir in Northern California. Hathaway Pines, CA 95233, Groveland District We had some random footage so I threw it together. Spicer Reservoir Campground Group Site. Union is stocked with rainbows, while Utica is home 2 reviews of Spicer Meadow Campground "This is a large, well-maintained campground in Stanislaus National Forest, adjacent to Spicer Meadow Reservoir with 60 first come, first serve sites. (See below for Group Camping information). by experienced cross-country hikers or mountaineers. At one time they were areas for dispersed camping, but recently developed campgrounds have been established around the lakes. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. The Current Status of Highland Creek . Lake Information. The rangers at the Summit station in Pinecrest have said that the trailhead could be driven to in regular passenger vehicles but there are many holes and rocks. The area offers boating (10 MPH limit), fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. At about 3 miles pass Duck What: a boating Fishout to Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek in Carson Iceburg Wilderness Area, Sierra Nevada with a maximum of 4 anglers. There are a few personal essential personal items that I will recommend but I have plenty of gear to lend. Nesting osprey can be seen in the summer. 10-31-2018 1 lbs. The USGS Topo Maps above are inaccurate.Spicer Meadow Reservoir now extends Northeast, covering Gabbot Meadow and extending to the three trail junctions pictured on the far Left, or Eastern side of the map above.. Note that the trail junction configuration up Bull Run Creek at the end of Spicer Meadow Reservoir has changed. 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