July 27, 2017

Utica Reservoir

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Utica reservoir is located near Bear Valley. It has a rocky wooded shoreline and many islands. Being forest service land, camping is allowed almost any place that is not marked as no camping. There are a few islands that you can camp on, though the reservoir is also not that large, so it can be covered in a day by a strong paddler.

Related links:  Stanislaus National Forest/Calaveras Ranger District | Stanislaus National Forest – Camping

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  1. […] Related links:  Stanislaus National Forest | Union Reservoir | Spicer Reservoir | Utica Reservoir […]

  2. […] I would say Lake Alpine. There’s a campground, a boat ramp and the lake has islands you can paddle out to. It has good fishing and an old time lodge, and it’s right on Hwy. 4. It’s perfect for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. We also recommend White Pines Lake for beginners and it’s just five minutes away from our Arnold store. If you are a more experienced paddler or want to take a a canoe camping trip, Spicer is a great destination. If somebody wants to fish, then it’s Union.  If they’re just kayaking, it might be Utica. […]