Protecting Public Health and Safety


Notice:  El Dorado Forebay Dam Modification Project Scheduled to Begin September 2017

Forebay will be closed throughout the duration of the Forebay Dam Modification Project. Please sign up for eNews for the Forebay Project to receive email updates.


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.

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.

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

Click here for link to Google map of Forebay Reservoir