Visit the great outdoors

From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the King's River region in the southern Sierra Nevada, our recreational facilities are ready for you to enjoy. Locations such as Lake Almanor, Lake Spaulding and Lake Britton, are engineered to create clean energy through our hydroelectric system. Get more information on the system. Visit Hydroelectric System.These sites feature campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the lakes also offer fishing, swimming and boating.

 

Pick the perfect destination

Choose a recreational facility that's close to home or plan a longer trip. Our facilities are located all across the state, and range from sea-level elevations to 8,200 feet. Whether you drive, boat or hike in, the natural beauty is yours to enjoy. We’ve outlined some ideas for your next trip in this section.

 

2017 recreation season notices

  • Canceled Reservations and closures – Several of the PG&E recreation facilities will have late openings this year due to storm damage or hazard trees. There is the possibility your reservation may be canceled. Our goal is to provide 30 day notice if your reservation will be canceled.  Please monitor your email for further communication or notice of cancellation.  You can also use the “RESERVATIONS AND INFO” link below and log on to your account to view, cancel or manage your reservation.

Reservation cancellations and closures

      • Trout Creek Campground, Lake Pillsbury – reservations canceled. Campground closed until further notice.
      • Rocky Point loop 2 (sites 68-102) – reservations cancelled through 7/6. Additional reservations may be canceled.
      • Ponderosa Campground (sites 36-57) – reservations canceled through 6/9.
      • Cool Springs Campground – reservations canceled through 6/9. No new reservations.

 

  • Yellow Creek - The county and USFS routes providing access to Yellow Creek Campground have significant damage and is unsafe for public travel. The campground is closed until further notice.
  • Lake Spaulding Campground and Lodgepole Campground are now open.

 

  • Road Conditions – A severe winter has caused several damaged roads throughout PG&E service territory. Several roads have been damaged (with detours) or completely closed and have no schedule for repairs this season. Check the local road conditions prior to your campground visit as several roads are closed or have detours.
  • Rocky Point Campground – loop 2 is closed until further notice due to a large hazard tree containing an osprey nest. Ospreys are protected by the State and Federal Laws and it is PG&E’s policy to comply with all Environmental Regulations as well as being a steward of the environment.
  • Northshore Campground - Northshore Campground has been affected by the years of drought. This has caused a large die off of a majority of the pines throughout the Campground. For public safety, PG&E has removed all the die off that has occurred causing the landscape of the Campground to be much different than year’s past and there is less shade available in the campground. Much of the Oaks still remain throughout. If you have further questions, please contact us at recinfo@pge.com.
  • Lake Pillsbury – Elk Mountain Road/Eel River Road (the County Road) between Potter Valley and Lake Pillsbury is currently closed due to erosion damage. The only access to Lake Pillsbury is Elk Mountain Road from Upper Lake. For more information visit http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Public_Works/Roads.htm and click "road conditions" on the left.
  • Grouse Ridge – Bowman Lake Road (county road) is currently closed.

 

Enjoy improvements to the Pinecrest Lake Recreational Area

PG&E and the Stanislaus National Forest Service are partnering on a four-year project to improve day-use facilities at the Pinecrest Lake Recreation Area. Together, we’re working to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility needs, upgrading restrooms and improving beaches, picnic areas and docks. Learn more about the plan and timeline. Visit Pinecrest Lake Recreation Improvements.

 

Visit the Pecho Coast and Point Buchon trails

Through our Land Stewardship Program, PG&E preserved areas near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Enjoy the natural beauty and ocean vistas along the Central Coast. Find out more about the program and area. Visit Pecho Coast Trail and Point Buchon Trail.

 

Plan trips to our recreational facilities

Our online tool helps you easily search for recreational facilities by type, dates available, location and amenities, and lifestyle options. When you find an ideal location, you can also reserve campsites. Reserve now.

 

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Detailed information about recreational facilities can help you plan your trip. View the FAQ website: PG&E Recreational Facilities Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

 

Helpful links for planning your trip