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
Prevent the spread of invasive species like quagga and zebra mussels. These creatures cause catastrophic damage to water infrastructure. Be sure to do your part and be responsible while recreating on and in our local waterways by inspecting and cleaning your boat or watercraft.
05/22/2019 3:45 PM
EID urges caution when approaching local area streams and rivers. As the weather temperatures raise, snow in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada are beginning to melt causing higher and more random water flow patterns. The snowmelt also keeps water at dangerously cold temperatures.
05/07/2019 11:45 AM
Sly Park Recreation Area is please to announce the completion of several trail improvements. Funding was provided by a grant from CalTrans Active Transportation Program (ATP). With collaboration of work from Sly Park staff and the California Conservation Corps. Tahoe Division.
04/12/2019 4:15 PM
We are open for normal business! After being hit with history making storms this winter we are happy to report, as of today, we are open. Come on up and enjoy a day at the park!
03/13/2019 3:38 PM