Dog-friendly Sly Park Recreation Area

Sly Park Recreation Area

4771 Sly Park Rd.
Pollock Pines, California 95726
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Local Phone: (530) 644-2545

Sly Park Recreation Area is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of El Dorado County at an elevation of 3,500 feet. The city of Placerville is 17 miles west of the park and Lake Tahoe is 55 miles to the east via highway 50.

Facilities include 159 public camp sites, equestrian trails, a museum, 8.5 miles of multiple use trails, launch ramps and group use areas.

• Dogs are welcome and county leash laws are enforced.
• State mandate prohibits domestic animals in the lake as it is local drinking water.

Highway 50 to Sly Park Exit, turn south and follow road 4-5 miles.

Maci at Sly Park Recreation Area - Photo Credit: @maci_explores2
Maci at Sly Park Recreation Area - Photo Credit: @maci_explores2
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. more »
Lifeguard on duty, Lake Natoma. Photo Credit: @lifesensibly
Lifeguard on duty, Lake Natoma. Photo Credit: @lifesensibly
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