Lake Valley Reservoir

PG & E Lake Valley Reservoir, 2 miles long, is located in a beautiful forested setting and offering some terrific Sierra outdoor recreation for all ages.

Just off Interstate 80, high in the Sierras, you’ll find a crystal clear reservoir surrounded by pines and providing recreational opportunities galore. Lake Valley Reservoir within the PG&E reservoir system, is on the North Fork of the American River. It sits at an elevation of 5,840 feet and when full, holds 8,000 acre-feet of water.

  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Boating

From Truckee, California (not far from Lake Tahoe), take Interstate 80 West to the Yuba Gap exit. Head south to the intersection with Lake Valley Road and turn right. After one mile, you come to another intersection and you make a left on Forest Road 19. This dirt road will take you to the parking area for the Silver Tip Picnic Area and Boat Launch.

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  • Lewis Campground

    Lewis Campground

    Foresthill, CA

    This campground has 40 sites with tables and grills. There are toilets and potable water, as well as a boat launch.

    Mosquito Ridge Road 96, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Tahoe Star Tours

    Tahoe Star Tours

    Truckee, CA

    Explore the dark skies above Northstar California on a snowshoe tour featuring telescopic viewing with Star Guide and poet, Tony Berendsen.

    5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Morningstar Lake Resort Campground

    Morningstar Lake Resort Campground

    Foresthill, CA

    This smaller reservoir features family campgrounds, 100 sites, piped water, vault toilets, group area, small store, paddle-boat rentals, pay phone, and private (fee charged) fishing access.

    24515 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA, 95631