Day-use picnic areas are located throughout Sly Park Recreation Area. Each day use area is marked on the Park Map with a picnic table. The first large day-use area, known as the Main Day Use Area, is located half a mile from the gatehouse entrance. All are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Day Use Hours
October through April
Monday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. until dusk
May through September
Monday – Sunday, 6:30 a.m. until dusk
Please note: No domestic animals or diapers are allowed in the water or streams of Jenkinson Lake
Please note that all of EID/Sly Park Recreation Area's day-use and camping areas are closing to the public until we receive further notice from the state, county and/or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
03/20/2020 11:15 AM
Reservations have been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. We have set up an online form if you would like to be notified when reservations resume.
03/18/2020 3:45 PM
Sly Park Recreation Area closed due to winter storm weather.
03/16/2020 10:13 AM
Sly Park Recreation Area's water lines have been turned off and drained to avoid any freeze damage. If you plan to visit, please arrive prepared and bring enough water.
02/18/2020 2:15 PM