Access to Donnells Reservoir and to Beardsley Reservoir is via US Forest Service roads which are subject to regular closure due to snow and ice conditions and to rock falls (especially the road to Donnells Reservoir).
Road status conditions (open to public travel or closed to public travel) are available on this website. Tri-Dam staff accesses these roads on a daily basis using tracked vehicles and heavy equipment when necessary.
In the event of snow, ice, or rock fall conditions the gates to these roads will be closed.
Donnells Road Information:
The 4700 Rd. is closed indefinitely due to Storm Damage.
Beardsley Road Information:
The China Flat Day Use: July 27, 2023: China Flat Day Use has been re-opened.
The Beardsley Dam Campground: Camper Alert: This campground was closed early for fuel reduction work and the campground will remain closed for the season. Questions? Please call the Summit Ranger Station, 209-965-3434.
The Beardsley Day Use and Boat Launch: Per USFS, November 1, 2023: You can launch a boat at this time, but the water is low. You can check the current water levels here: 2023 Water Data - Tri-Dam Project (tridamproject.com) Questions? Please call the Summit Ranger Station, 209-965-3434.
The TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Campground: Update, November 19, 2023: This campground is closed for the season. Questions? Please call the Summit Ranger Station, 209-965-3434.