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SLY GUARD CABIN, CA
part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue Jun 09 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSly Guard Cabin is near Sly Park Reservoir and is a great choice for families with kids. The cabin was constructed in the early 1940s by the Forest Service as living quarters for Sly Park Rangers on guard in the forest. Modern conveniences like a phone, hot water, full bath, TV and DVD player, allow campers to balance the luxuries of home with the forested great outdoors.
The cabin is less remote than other cabins in Eldorado National Forest. It is close to many attractions like Jenkinson Lake, Apple Hill and the historic mining towns of Coloma and Placerville. Many tempting wineries are also in the region.
At nearly 3,600 feet in elevation, Sly Guard Cabin sits among Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine near Pollock Pines and the Sly Park Reservoir, which is also called Jenkinson Lake. The cabin gets a lot of shade during the day, keeping it cool in the summer. A downhill dirt trail leads guests south to Sly Park Creek and the bottom of the spillway at Sly Park Reservoir.
Hiking, mountain biking and picnicking are great options while staying at the cabin. Sly Park Creek has a swimming hole, and Sly Park Reservoir attracts lots of boaters and anglers. Gold panning may also be done in the creek.
The cabin is 600 square feet and sleeps four people. A maximum of 12 campers may stay here if eight are willing to set up camp outside. The grounds can accommodate two tents, one fifth wheel or RV and two boats. Cars are limited to three vehicles.
The Sly Park Environmental Education School is located across the street. Guided nature walks are conducted daily on the trail adjacent to the cabin.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Sly Guard Cabin is located off U.S. Highway 50 in Pollock Pines, approximately 16 miles east of Placerville. Take Exit 60 (Sly Park Road) and travel south approximately 6.2 miles. Arrive at 5561 Sly Park Road on the left.
Mailing Address:SLY GUARD CABIN
5561 Sly Park Road
Pollock Pines CA 95726
Phone Number:Information: (530)644-2324