Union Valley Reservoir

Location and Directions:

1000 Ice House Rd.
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

     Union Valley Reservior is located in El Dorado County and is part of the El Dorado National Forest. From Sacramento, take Hwy. 50 East past Placerville to the town of Riverton. Go North on Ice House Road to the reservior.


General Info:

    This is a fairly large reservior of 2,890 surface acres at an elevation of 4,900 feet. It is open year round for fishing, swimming, water skiing, boating, camping and hiking. Union Valley Reservior Ranger District: (530) 644-6048


Camping Info:

    Camping is available at several sites located around the lake. Detailed information can be found here.


Other lakes in the area:
Hell Hole Lake
Tahoe Lake


Boating Info:

    There are four boat ramps located at Jones Fork, Peninsula, Yellowjacket and West Point near the dam.


Fishing Info:

    The CDFW stocks rainbow trout during the spring and summer months. There are also brown trout, kokanee salmon, mackinaw, small and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



Comments and Tips:

     Trollers score well here on the macks at 50-100 feet and trout at 10-30 feet.


      If you know something about this area or have some photos that you'd like to share, please E-mail and I'll post it here!


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