Sly Creek Reservoir
Sly Creek Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Area Map #189 Miles of Shoreline: 11 Reservoir Surface Acres: 562 Elevation: 3560’ Address: Lewis Ridge Road Forbestown, CA 95941 Ph:530 283-5559
Sly Creek Reservoir is a one-in-a-million location in Northern California guaranteed to provide pristine paddling opportunities. The reservoir is located at 3500’ feet elevation in the southern region of the Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest. There are many secluded beaches and good fishing spots to be found.
The reservoir is a premier paddling paradise, and the drive to get there on the newly paved access road was almost as exquisite as the reservoir itself. Whether you enjoy paddling for a few hours or for a few days, don’t miss paddling this magnificent reservoir, even though it is a pain in the rearend to get here. It is hard to find because someone took the sign down off the highway and many people get lost..
The lake's water level is pretty low. There was a good 35 feet of water down 80' of slope exposed at areas. During low water levels the boat launch is not accessible which is the ideal time to kayak.The scenic terrain and tranquil atmosphere provides an ideal paddlers retreat, but it can get busy on holiday weekends.
There’s no question the scenery is a million times better than the fishing at Sly Creek Reservoir, though there is still fairly good action for catching rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class, but with scenery so stunning who cares? Brook, and brown trout fishing is also reasonably good.
Open: The reservoir is open from approximately May to early October when snow has cleared.
Reservoir Facilities: The reservoir facilities
include a small launch access, jet and water skiing
are permitted, swimming, fishing and hiking. Leashed