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Lower Bear River Reservoir

  • Description
    Lower Bear River Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles east of Jackson in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. The lake is surrounded by a pristine evergreen shoreline. Several camping facilities are available suitable for both tents and RV's; reservations are recommended. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and swimming; full service marina and launching facilities are available. Snack bar, groceries, hot showers, Laundromat, and supplies are available at nearby Bear River Resort.

  • Contacts & Information
    Amador Ranger Station at (209) 295-4251. Camping Reservations (209) 295-4512. Lower Bear River Resort (209) 295-4868.
    General Information

  • Size
    746 Surface Acres

  • Elevation
    5,800 feet above sea level

  • Species of Fish
    Rainbow Trout
    Fish Identification Encyclopedia


  • Location
    Closest Services: Buckhorn 19 mi.
    Directions to: Jackson
    Directions to Lake: From Jackson, at junction Hwy's 49-88; go E 47 mi. on Hwy 88 to USFS Rd. 8N03. Turn S, go 2 mi. to lake.

  • Information
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