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This delightful picnic area with fishing access is popular with local residents and visitors from afar. Forebay Reservoir—a no-body-contact reservoir—was initially created to regulate water flow to EID’s hydroelectric power generation facility, but it is also a great daytime recreation spot—perfect for picnics, bird watching, quiet walks, and fishing.

Please note:  No domestic animals are allowed in the water at Forebay Reservoir.

Forebay has been under construction since 2017. The construction fencing was removed late June 2020, and although not officially open, there is day-use access while outside construction contractors, regulatory inspections, and EID's staff from engineering, hydro and recreation continue to finalize the project.

The area is located on Forebay Road in Pollock Pines, just off Pony Express Trail at Highway 50’s Sly Park Road exit. The area is open from dawn to dusk.

 Responsible Recreation COVID-19: Keep your distance, stay home if sick, wear a mask, observe guidelines