Description - Fishing and boating are available on the reservoir and there are many hiking, biking, horseback riding and OHVBig Reservoir is just to the east and the North Fork of the American River is to the north. To the south is Sugar Pine Recreational Area and Parker Flats Recreational Area, which serve as staging areas for OHV trails in the region. trails in the area.
- Sugar Pine Reservoir offers camping at Shirttail Creek and Giant Gap Campgrounds, as well as picnicking at Manzanita Picnic Ground.
Recreation - Fishing and boating are available on the reservoir and there are many hiking, biking, horseback riding and OHV trails in the area. m There area two campgrounds and camping is permitted throughout the District.
Climate - The Tahoe generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snow pack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.
Sugar Pine Reservoir is located approximately 8 miles north of Foresthill off of Forest Route #26. Take Foresthill Divide Road northeast for approximately 8 miles and turn left onto Forest Route #26. Proceed past Big Reservoir to reach Sugar Pine Reservoir. ç