Wench Creek Campground
Not counting the quick trip back from Michigan to California, this was our first official time out to enjoy being on the lake.
It's a beautiful lake that's only about an hour from us and we've hiked and kayaked in this area often. We knew the roads and campgrounds can be small, so we had our friends let us know how their rig fit before we left. It was tricky and we probably wouldn't bring it back there again. But we sure enjoyed the weekend. Our first time cooking and just thoroughly enjoying our time.
Summarized from Wikipedia:
Union Valley Reservoir is about 20 miles northeast of Placerville. The 277,000 acre feet at an elevation of 4,870 feet. It was formed in 1963 by the 453-foot high earth and rockfill Union Valley Dam on Silver Creek, which is a tributary of the American River. The reservoir is part of the Upper American River Project, a public electric utility, which operates the dam and many other dams in the area. It stores snow melt runoff during the spring and releases it during the summer when electrical demand is greatest to a chain of hydroelectric power plants downstream. The reservoir is fed by Big Silver Creek, Jones Fork Silver Creek, Tells Creek, Wench Creek and the outflows of Robbs Peak and Jones Fork powerhouses.
I'm not sure we'll be out again until we head out end of June. We still have a lot to do to get this house on the market and sold. Our daughter also graduates in the middle of June. Last of four :-) And as soon as the house/ranch sells, we are on our way fulltime!