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
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
The break in the storm has given staff a chance to clear the road in the park and allow limited day use, four-wheel drive or chains recommended. We have some great areas for playing in the snow. Campsites remain closed.
02/20/2019 9:50 AM
Heavy snow coupled with cold temperatures in the low teens mean downed trees and ice on the canals, ditches and upper water systems. Recreation staff has been asked to assist our hydro operations crews thus preventing additional snow removal and clearing at the park.
02/11/2019 11:15 AM
Due to excessive snow from this week's storms, and with forecasts of more to come, Sly Park Recreation is closing until further notice. Our number one priority is keeping you and our staff safe.
02/08/2019 12:21 PM
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife dropped 2,100 pounds of rainbow trout today into Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park Recreation Area. Come on up, bring your pole, and your fishing license.
01/29/2019 1:45 PM