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 Campground with a total of 16 campsites.
  • Beardsley Day Use Area: stoves, tables, flush toilets, picnicking, boating, boat launch ramp, water skiing, fishing and nature trail.
  • Fishing

Current Construction and Closure Schedule for Beardsley Reservoir

Beardsley Recreation Improvements - Phase II - NOTICE INVITING BIDS

Facility Current Status   Anticipated Dates
Boat Launch  Closed   Closed due to low reservoir levels and rocky and deep sandy conditions hazardous to launching.
Campground Closed   Grand Opening May 17, 2014
Day-Use Area  Open   Additional closures this spring. Closures will be brief and intermittent.
Black Oak Campground  Closed   Grand Opening May 17, 2014

Note: All anticipated opening & closure dates are subject to change at any time without notice. Tri-Dam will regularly update this website for current conditions.

Data for April 17
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3,276.45' Elevation
26,728 AF Storage
136 CFS Outflow
Road Information for Beardsley

The road from Hwy 108 to Beardsley Reservoir is currently open.

Last updated: 4/17/2014 7:38:00 AM