Spring Gap Powerhouse

China Flat to Spring Gap

The China Flat to Spring Gap hike begins just below the Beardsley Reservoir Dam at the China Flat day use area. This hike is mostly level as it traverses along side the Middle Fork Stanislaus River for the entire 2.5 mile length. Total elevation change is only 230 ft with a max elevation of 3,150 ft. There […]

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 […]