Posted by: thepinetree on 05/13/2014 06:03 PM
Updated by: thepinetree on 05/13/2014 06:04 PM
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Pinecrest Lake, Beardsley Day Use Area Grand Opening Event
Sonora, Calif. (May 13, 2014)… The public is invited to the commencement event and grand opening of the new and improved facilities at the Pinecrest Lake Day Use Area and Beardsley Lake Recreational Area on the Stanislaus National Forest (NF), Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Stanislaus NF in partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tri-Dam Project are hosting the opening ceremony at the Pinecrest Amphitheater, followed by three possible tours of the new facilities: Pinecrest Lake Mariana; Pinecrest Amphitheater; and Pinecrest Lake Fishing Pier....
The opening ceremony and grand opening of the new Forest campground is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Black Oak Flat Campground. Information stations will be available and facility tours offered highlighting the new Black Oak Flat Campground and the renovated Beardsley Lake Campground and Day Use Area where a new boat dock and interpretive trail to Beardsley Point have been installed.
Tours will also highlight the new wildlife viewing platform at China Flat. The Central Sierra Audubon Association will have a spotting scope set-up and ready to help identify and speak to the birds and wildlife the public might glimpse while visiting the Sierra Nevada.
The Pinecrest Amphitheater was originally built in 1964. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of what has become an icon of the Pinecrest Recreational Area.
Approximately 300,000 people visit Pinecrest Lake Basin each year, making it one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Central Sierra. Due to the high visitation, facilities have been renovated to meet the needs of day users, residents and campers alike.
For more information about Beardsley Day Use Area, contact the Visitor Information desk at Summit Ranger District at: (209) 965-3434 or go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/stanislaus/recreation. More information and reservations available at: www.reservations.gov.