Old Camp Nine Bridge

Camp Nine Day Use Area

Camp Nine is a large, open recreation area on the Stanislaus River nine miles upstream from Parrotts Ferry Bridge. This area is a popular day spot for fishermen and weekend warriors looking to cool off from the summer heat. A little ways upstream from the Collierville Powerhouse is a large swimming hole rife with small […]

Beardsley Reservoir and Dam

Beardsley Reservoir

Beardsley Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the steep, rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River. The reservoir is located four miles northwest of Pinecrest Lake (as the crow flies) and roughly seven miles from Hwy 108 down the steep, winding, paved Beardsley Reservoir Rd (Forest Route 5N02). Beardsley Reservoir is part of the Tri-Dam Project […]

Dam on south side of forebay

Stanislaus Forebay

The Stanislaus Forebay is part of the Spring Gap/Stanislaus Hydroelectric Project, which is owned and operated by PG&E. The forebay and surrounding area is open to the public for recreational opportunities, namely fishing or exploring, however, the forebay is closed to boating and swimming. The forebay is fed by the 11.4-mile-long Stanislaus Power Tunnel which originates […]

Fishing the Main Tuolumne Ditch

Fishing the Main Tuolumne Ditch

The Main Tuolumne Ditch starts just below the dam at Lyons Reservoir and extends all the way into Cedar Ridge. Fishing opportunities exist all along this canal with the area near Sierra Pines Disc Golf Course being the most promising. The Main Tuolumne Ditch is planted regularly with trout that are sustainably raised at the […]