Beardsley Reservoir is located in a steep rocky canyon of the Middle Fork
Stanislaus River approximately 5 miles downstream from Donnells
Reservoir, 7 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Road. Beardsley Road is
a steep and winding paved route where safe travel speeds average 20-30 mph
Beardsley Reservoir is in the Summit
Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest. Developed recreation
facilities exist at the reservoir which is popular for camping, day use and
fishing. The reservoir is open all year with road access subject to winter
closure. The end of the boat launch ramp elevation is 3,315 feet above sea level.
Beardsley Reservoir visitors enjoy camping, day use and fishing:
- Beardsley Dam Campground with a total of 16 campsites.
- Beardsley Day Use Area: BBQs, picnic tables, flush toilets, swimming, boating,
boat launch ramp, water skiing, fishing and nature trail.
- Beardsley Boat Launch elevation is 3315. Large boats may be difficult to launch due to shallow / low water this year. Please use caution.
- China Flat Day Use, located by the Beardsley Afterbay on the north side of the dam: wildlife viewing & fishing platform, picnic tables & vault toilets.
- Black Oak Campground, located 5 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Rd.: 18 campsites, water and restrooms.
Data for September 29
Click below for historical data
Road Information for
The road from Hwy 108 to Beardsley Reservoir is currently open.
Last updated: 9/25/2014 8:24:00 AM