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Camping Hiking & Kayaking Paradise

We do a lot of camping and this has been by far one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Beth P
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Close to Sacramento

Here for a hike around the lake. Picnic area very clean, restrooms the same. Even though just... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Sacramento, California
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4771 Sly Park Rd, Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9444
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We do a lot of camping and this has been by far one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at. Mainly because our site location couldn’t be beat. The lake was only at about 80% capacity, but had it been full, we could have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Here for a hike around the lake. Picnic area very clean, restrooms the same. Even though just before Labor Day not many people. About ten easy miles around the lake take at least 1.5 litrers of water, power bars etc. Easy drive from Sacramento, except...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barongruda
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Just came from Sly Park, Jenkins lake. First time that I see it so empty. Very smoky and a ton of wasps! Surprisingly, the latter make it more unbearable. It is impossible to eat or cook anything. People are getting stung. My baby and I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Lily B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The peacefulness of the Sly Park Recreation area is amazing, what a wonderful place for a short walk or hike. The weather has been fantastic. Only a short drive from hwy 50. A great place for a picnic too.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kate3124
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I go here a lot during the summer. Lots of good fishing, and picnic areas with grills. It's a pretty good size lake, and Iv'e been pretty lucky with the large mouth bass. Good swimming areas, and pretty well kept. Call ahead to make sure...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank garyandn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a wonderful lake to visit for anyone looking to fish, swim, boat, or just enjoy nature. I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank chrispappas24
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We camp here often, and have always loved it. This time we have a HUGE group in the next site. It isn't a group site, but they have allowed such a large group. They are not using their camping voices at all. Remember in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank squisheez
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Not many folks on the lake in May. The scenery is always lovely. And, sometimes we have been lucky enough to see an eagle in flight. Being in the great outdoors as often as we can is important to us. Sly Park has much to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank dclreb
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lots of family friendly activities to do such as hiking, camping, picnics, bathing in the waterfalls, trail biking, horse riding, boating, fishing, kayaking, etc.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ThadzEngaling
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Especially off season.If you have a boat thats good too! Campsites are available too so book ahead of time.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lewis k
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14 December 2016|
Response from Stacy V | Reviewed this property |
Hit or miss as this lake is close to snow line at about 3,600 ft elevation.