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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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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. รง


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Filed By: Vandee Lee Furuya (Pacifica, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: forgot to change rating, its a beautiful place, but camp host 2010 was not at all part of the "natural" beauty. We enjoyed ourselves, but the camphosts were enough to ruin our trip.

Filed By: Vandee Lee Furuya (Pacifica, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Changes to management at Giant Gap, new camp hosts(2009 & 2010). Very different atmosphere now at the Giant Gap. 2010 was not good, hosts were not friendly and welcoming to the camp. We got yelled at and ticketed for violations we felt was not fair.(before curfew-noise for singing "happy birthday" at cake time). Our host once sped through camp endangering our kids and one of our kids bikes got stolen right from our campsite! We have been going to Sugar Pine for over 5 years and are disappointed with the new management choice of camp hosts. The year before last(2009) wasn't any better!-but at least he didn't yell! We rent 5-6 sites for a span of 4 nights, we are good people with families. We are respectful and mindful of our actions, responsible, clean even helpful. ..but with these recent changes we are seriously considering moving our annual camp trip to another place, I very sorry to say.

Filed By: Mike Athey (El Dorado Hills, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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Filed By: Vandee Lee Furuya (Pacifica, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We(group of 5 families) have been going to Sugar Pine Giant Gap for the last 4 years and have enjoyed it tremendously. ..Best Camp Hosts Ever! Unbelievable Beauty and gets better every year.

Filed By: willie labrie (Grass Valley, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Resolved issue with American Land and Leisure, and retracted my previous statement. Had an issue with camp host, not even our host, but his bosses help put it to rest. Campsites clean and quiet. Good fishing at times. Host keep up the site beautifully.

Filed By: Bryan (Santa Rosa, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My family and I have been camping at Sugar Pine for 14 years, since I was a child. If you are looking for a calm, peaceful, beautiful and fun place for the day or to camp overnight, Sugar Pine is the place! Camp on!

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More Information

Contact Information:
Foresthill Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road , Foresthill, CA, 95631, Phone: 530-367-2224, TTY: 530-367-2226

Additional Information:
American River Ranger District - The Foresthill Ranger District encompasses the southwest portion of the Tahoe National Forest. The North and Middle Fork of the American River lead through the District.
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.

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