Spicer Reservoir

Spicer Reservoir | Jill Seale

Spicer Reservoir is about 8 miles long, and half of the reservoir is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area. Power boats are allowed on the west end (non-Wilderness), but have a 5 mph speed limit, so generally aren’t a problem. This reservoir has a rugged, rocky shoreline and great views. Nesting osprey can be seen in the summer. Fishing is allowed with license.

Please follow our Hop Lightly guidelines when visiting this beautiful lake, to help keep the environment beautiful and a healthy habitat for wild animals, birds and insects.

The winds can get rather strong, so be prepared. And the reservoir is at over 6000′ in altitude. You can rent kayaks, paddleboards and canoes from Sierra Nevada Adventure Company in Arnold, or from Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company.

Related links:  Stanislaus National Forest

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