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 (530) 295-6810

Sly Park Recreation Area is a wonderful place to bring the whole family for an unforgettable camping experience. The park features 10 campgrounds that contain a total of 191 individual sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, and barbecue. Vault toilets and water faucets are conveniently located throughout the campgrounds. Sites will accommodate tents as well as RV's up to 40'. You can view site descriptions to determine which site will fit your needs by going to our online Reservations page, or if you prefer, call the Reservation Office at (530) 295-6810. Reservations for individual campsites are accepted year round  and up to 14 months in advance.  

Campsites are grouped by site type (or category) within our reservation system. Below is a description of the different site types. Pictures of campsites can be found in the navigation bar to the left.

ADA Sites

Regular sites with ADA amenities are located in Jenkinson and Hazel Creek (site #141). Jenkinson offers ADA accessible tent campsites that are popular with all visitors. Hazel Creek is located at the back of the park away from the water, offering a nice woodsy experience.

Waterview and Family sites with ADA amenities are located in Sierra (sites #70, #70A and #70C).  

Regular Sites

Regular sites can be found throughout the park in nine (9) campgrounds. Pinecone, Sierra, and Chimney campgrounds are the closest to the water and can be the most congested. Hilltop is less congested and accommodates some larger motor homes. Hazel, Rainbow, Kamloop, and Dogwood, located at the back of the park away from the water, offer a nice woodsy experience. Stonebraker, adjacent to the boat launch parking lot, offers only four (4) campsites away from other campgrounds.  Regular sites are the only sites eligible for discounts.

Pinecone Strip 

These very popular sites are just a few steps from the lake and have water views. Sites are tent only: parking spurs are not level enough for campers or trailers of any kind.  No discounts apply to these sites.

Waterview Sites

Waterview sites are located in Pine Cone, Sierra, and Chimney camps. These very popular sites are close to the lake and have water views. Boats can be beached close to campsites. No discounts apply to these sites.

Family Sites

Family sites are located in the Pinecone Strip and Sierra campgrounds. These sites are larger to accommodate family groups.  No discounts apply to these sites.

Fees paid at the time the reservation is made apply to the first vehicle only.  Fees for additional vehicles, boats, or pets must be paid with cash or credit card on arrival. Cancellations for individual campsites are allowed up to 4 days prior to your arrival. Cancellation fee is $15. Reservation and change fees are not refundable.


Park Rules and Regulations

Park Map

Please note:  No domestic animals or diapers are allowed in the water or streams of Jenkinson Lake.


Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • How many vehicles can I have in my campsite?

  • How many people can I have in my campsite?

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • Do you allow campfires?

  • Do you have showers?

  • Do you have hookups?

  • Can I run a generator?

  • How far away is a grocery store?

  • Do you have bears?

  • Where can I park my boat trailer?

  • Do you have WiFi at the lake or in the campground?

  • Do you have cell phone reception in the campground?

  • We are staying in the Group Area, do we have to pay the Day Use fee for the main park?

  • How do I get to the waterfall?

  • Why can't my dog go in the water?

  • Are day-use fees included in the camping?