Visitor Information

Stony Gorge Reservoir

Welcome to Stony Gorge Reservoir!

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Stony Gorge Reservoir Ranger Station is open year-round Friday through Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is located at 2551 County Road 304 in Elk Creek. Contact the station for more information at 530-685-8618 (TTY 800-877-8339), Reclamation’s Willows offices at 530-934-7066 (TTY 800-877-8339), or visit the Stony Gorge webpage at

Picnic Area

disc golf course areaReclamation Facilities

Skippers’ Point Day-Use Area:
This day use area is available for fishing, hiking, wildlife watching and picnicking from sunrise until sunset throughout the year.

Slip Disc, Disc Golf Course:
The disc golf course is open and available from sunrise until sunset throughout the year. Click HERE for disc golf map.

Boneyard, Disc Golf Course – Coming soon

Hidden Gem, Disc Golf Course – Coming soon

people playing on skip disc golf course area

Pines Day-Use Area: pines day use area
This day use area is available for hiking, fishing, wildlife watching and picnicking from sunrise until sunset throughout the year. Visit

Skippers’ Point Boat Launch:
The boat launch is open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round.

Pines Group Site:
The Pines Group Site closes from Oct. 16 to April 15 and holds up to 50 people. Reserve Pine Group Site for $75 per night at

General Campsites:
Stony Gorge has 58 campsites; however, due to renovations, only campsites 1-25 are open for camping as of April 15, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Stony Gorge Campsite Map
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Stony Gorge ReservoirCamping

Pines Group Site and General Campsites 1-25 will reopen April 15, 2022, for the summer season. The General Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis, payable through the self-serve fee collection station located at the park entrance; the Pines Group Site campground and Pines Day Use Area must be reserved in advance through Reservations must be made at least four days in advance of your arrival date, and can be made up to six months in advance.


Pets are welcome at Stony Gorge; however, whether in the campground or on a hiking trail, dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet and must not be left unattended at any time. This is for the protection of your pet, as well as for the safety and courtesy of others.


Campfires are only permitted within campfire rings in established campgrounds. Personal charcoal barbecue grills are not allowed anywhere at Stony Gorge. Those wishing to barbecue with charcoal must use the grills provided in established campgrounds and day-use areas. For more information on safely using campfires and barbecues this year, please visit:

Additional Rules and Regulations

  • Camping is permitted in designated campsites only
  • Camping limit is 14 consecutive days
  • Quiet must be maintained between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Fires must be confined to fireplaces and grills
  • Operation of Off-Road Vehicles is prohibited
  • You many not, leave equipment unattended to hold campsites for future use
  • Possession of firearms, explosives and bow & arrows are prohibited
  • Destruction, defacement or removal of Government property is prohibited
  • Failing to pay all required fees and properly display applicable permits

Current Conditions

Reservoir levels

Stony Gorge Reservoir

Plan for a Safe Visit

All Coast Guard and State of California rules for navigation and boat operation apply and are strictly enforced by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. For more information on preparing for a successful day on the water, read the Division of Boating and Waterways ABCs of California Boating.

Here are some tips to stay safe in the water this summer:

  • All swimming at Stony Gorge is at your own risk
  • Always swim with someone
  • No lifeguards are present at Stony Gorge
  • Everyone should always wear life jackets and be supervised near water
  • The reservoir bottom is uneven and features sudden drop-offs
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that up to 70 percent of adult and adolescent water recreation deaths are alcohol related. Sun exposure and heat compound to intensify alcohol's effect on balance, coordination and judgement, so please use caution. For more details:

Kayaker at Stony GorgeJoin the Fun

Reclamation is looking for motivated individuals to join our team of employees and volunteers who keep Stony Gorge running throughout the year. Look for our job and volunteer announcements throughout the year at: and For more information, please contact the Stony Gorge Reservoir Ranger Station at 530-685-8618 (TTY 800-877-8339).

Highway Miles From:

San Francisco 159
Sacramento 107
Yuba City 81
Chico 59
Red Bluff 68
Redding 99
Orland 38
Willows 22

Stony Gorge Reservoir

Last Updated: 10/17/23