Parks & Recreation
Colusa County Public Works - Parks & Recreation
Information about Mendocino National Forest area/campgrounds/ trails:
The general forest area within the Ranch Fire footprint is open with the exception of some campgrounds and trails
- Please see Forest Order Number 08-19-03 (PDF) for details:
Information about East Park Reservoir
The reservoir water level remains high, as a result of the installation of the spillway flashboards! Thank you Orland Water Users and Bureau of Reclamation for their help making this happen!
East Park Reservoir season closing date is October 20th, 2019. Gates will re-open in spring 2020. Reservations go live on January 1, 2020.
To make reservations at East Park Reservoir, visit the Colusa County Visitor website and select reservations at the top of the page.
View a tutorial on how to make reservations (PDF).
- East Park Reservoir Interactive Map
- Campsite Index Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area G-1 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area G-2 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area G-3 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area L-1 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area L-2 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area L-3 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area L-4 Map (PDF)
- Campsite Area S-1 Map (PDF)
You can also purchase day use and general overnight camping at the following location: CASH ONLY
Stonyford General Store - open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days per week.
The following is the fee structure per day for operation of the reservoir:
Day-use fee: $8.00
Includes access to all areas of the lake excluding designated campsites (except by invitation of a designated camper) during the day use time period of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
General Campsite fee: $15.00
Includes overnight camping access in all areas of the lake excluding designated day-use areas and designated campsites (except by invitation of a designated camper). Each reservation includes one licensed vehicle. Additional vehicles of the designated camper can be registered under the general overnight vehicle fee up to four vehicles per campsite.
Designated Campsite fee: $20.00
Includes access to all areas of the lake including the designated campsite on reserve for the camper. Each reservation includes one licensed vehicle. Additional vehicles of the designated camper can be registered under the general overnight vehicle fee up to four vehicles per designated campsite.
Group Area fee: $75.00
Includes access to all designated and non designated space of the group area. Each group area reservation includes one licensed vehicle. Additional vehicles can be registered under the general overnight vehicle fee. There is no licensed vehicle limit in the group areas.
General Overnight Vehicle fee: $15.00
Allows vehicles to remain overnight at the campsite.
Colusa County residents receive a 50% discount on all fees.
SEASONAL DAY USE PASSES
For a seasonal day-use pass please download the seasonal pass application (PDF) and submit, along with your fees, to the Department of Public Works by US mail. Passes will be mailed back to you.
Seasonal (April through November, weather permitting), day-use pass, for use when the park is open: $100.00
Colusa County residents will be permitted a 50% discount on all fees.
Day use hours shall be from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
SIGN UP FOR THE EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST
If you would like to be notified of the progress and updates as they become available please provide your contact information and we will add you to the recreation email distribution list. Please keep in mind that the County of Colusa is a public agency and is subject to the Public Records Act. We cannot guarantee your contact information will be kept private. If you would like your name removed from our database simply call and let us know.
Please continue to monitor this website or our Facebook page for updates or feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (530) 458-0466 with any questions.
East Park Reservoir is a lake used for irrigation purposes so in drought years, please expect the lake level to drop throughout the spring and summer.