Turquoise blue persuasion in Pollock Pines

Blue green water at Jenkinson Lake
Photo by El Dorado Irrigation District.

Once you reach Pollock Pines on Highway 50, you’re deep into Gold Country. And on a hot summer day, nothing could be more appealing than a dip in a turquoise-blue lake and a hike around it with your four-legged friend. Jenkinson Lake is the centerpiece of 650-acre Sly Park Recreation Area, and it’s gorgeous.

The 8-mile trail around the lake’s perimeter branches off to a surprisingly dramatic waterfall where you’ll definitely want to pause for selfies.

The downside for DogTrekkers at this popular camping, hiking and boating destination: Dogs are not supposed to go in the water, although they’re welcome everywhere else. Claim a waterfront picnic spot, bring a bucket to wet your pet, take a dip on either end of your hike and you’ll all be happy!

Posted on: June 30, 2022

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