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Gerle Creek Picnic Ground

Elevation: 4,900 Feet (1527.4 Meters)
Number of Sites: 4 Picnic Sites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Sitting at an elevation of 4,900 feet, Gerle Creek Picnic Ground can be located on the west shore of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir. In addition to offering picnicking facilities, the site provides close access for fishing, boating and swimming. However, it should be noted that no motor boating is allowed on the lake.

Brown, rainbow, and brook trout can be found in Gerle Creek. Fishing is enjoyed east of Highway 49 from the last Saturday in April to November 15th.

On site facilities: 4 picnic units, drinking water, grills, paved central parking and vault toilets.

Directions from Crystal Basin: Take California state Highway 3 north. At the junction transfer onto California state Highway 33 and continue north until Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir. Alternatively take Ice House Road which is 30 miles north of highway 50. The site is 3 miles north of the Loon Lake Lake junction. The picnic ground sits on the west side of the Gerle Creek Divide reservoir.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early June through Mid-October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Gerle Creek Campground
ICON Fishing Trout
ICON Canoeing Gerle Creek Reservoir
ICON Picnicking Gerle Creek Picnic Ground
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Gerle Creek Reservoir
ICON Viewing Scenery Pacific Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Pacific Ranger District

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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