Beardsley Reservoir


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 or less.

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 July 5
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3,341.06' Elevation
60,929 AF Storage
56 CFS Outflow
Road Information for Beardsley

The road from Hwy 108 to Beardsley Reservoir is open.

Last updated: 6/26/2015 9:42:00 AM