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Utica/Union Reservoirs

5 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

These scenic small, twin reservoirs are located off the Spicer Reservoir Road. The setting is more rustic than either Spicer Reservoir or Lake Alpine. Developed recreation facilities: Utica - Sandy Flat, 11 sites and Rocky Point, 12 sites; Union - Union West 18 sites and Union East 11 sites. The…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump


5 Reviews of Utica/Union Reservoirs

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2020

Beautiful but crowded

We've been coming to Utica and Union for years. Weekdays are the best if you want to find an actual campsite and avoid most of the crowds. Saturday nights are terrible now as lately large groups overcrowd campsites and party into early Sunday morning. The lake and area is beautiful with excellent…

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2020

Utica Reservoir disaster

I really enjoy these two lakes. One of my "go to places" when I have several days to go camping. We recently drove up to see this years conditions and was met with a huge filthy hoard. There were 5+ tents in each camp site spilling into each others. As if that wasn't bad enough, there were…

Sitehandicapped, but none handicapped using it. :(
Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2020

Union Reservoir Campground - West

So many things to say about this area - found my new spot!

It's about a 3 hour drive from my home in the Bay Area, the Utica/ Union Reservoirs are right off the 4 highway and Spicer Reservoir Rd (roughly 20 miles north of Arnold, CA). The reservoirs are roughly 10 miles off the 4 highway.…

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SiteCampsite #1 Union West
Month of VisitAugust


Utica/Union Reservoirs is located in California


From Highway 4, turn onto Spicer Reservoir Road (paved) and go 8 miles. Turn left onto 7N75; from there the roads are gravel. Continue .7 miles to a T-intersection. For Utica Reservoir, turn left and continue one mile. For Union East, turn right and continue one mile. For Union West, turn right and go .3 miles, bear left at the fork onto 7N75C, and continue a half-mile. Spicer Reservoir Road is 27 miles east of the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines, California.


38.41845853 N
120.00750467 W

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