Around the Resort

August 6, 2012

Fire is 100% Contained. Good Job Fire Crews!

Filed under: Specials — admin @ 9:24 am

August 5, 2012

Fire update

Filed under: Specials — nathan @ 9:10 pm

Hazel Fire [update] off Mormon Emigrant Trail, southeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado County) is now 23 acres & 30% contained.

Resources on Scene 2 Air Tankers 4 Helicopters 5 Crews 10 Engines 2 Dozers 3 Water Tenders Mulitple Law Enforcement Officers Additional resources are on order

More information:

August 4, 2012

Water Temperature 75F

Filed under: Specials — nathan @ 12:21 pm

2012-08-04 Good Morning

Don’t you love how the water sparkles in the morning.

June 11, 2012

Tips for Great Water Experience

Filed under: Specials — admin @ 7:40 am

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Tips for Great Water Experience

Department: Sheriff

Contact: Lt. Tim Becker

Date: June 04, 2012

Phone#: 530-621-7652

It is a wonderful time to visit our beautiful lakes and fast-moving rivers, but please read the safety tips in this water safety warning because making a mistake could threaten the life of a loved one.

Know the Water

  • Sudden immersion in cold water can stimulate the “gasp reflex” causing an involuntary inhalation of air or water. It can even trigger cardiac arrest, temporary paralysis, hypothermia and drowning. When faced with swift water, even the strongest swimmers may be easily overwhelmed.
  • Cold water entering the ear canal can cause vertigo and disorientation. This may confuse swimmers, causing them to venture deeper into the water.

Know your limits

  • Swimming in open water is more difficult than in a swimming pool – people tire more quickly and can get into trouble.
  • Cold water causes impairment leading to fatalities. It reduces body heat 25 to 30 times faster than air does at the same temperature.
  • Many unseen obstacles can be lurking below the water’s surface. Swift water can make these obstacles even more treacherous. Guided trips for inexperienced paddlers are recommended.

Wear a life jacket

  • Conditions change quickly in open water and even the best swimmers can misjudge the water and their skills when boating or swimming. Wearing a life jacket can increase survival time.
  • A life jacket can provide some thermal protection against the onset of hypothermia and keep you afloat until someone else can rescue you.

Parental Supervision

  • Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention. Appoint a designated “water watcher,” taking turns with other adults.
  • Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool: they need to be aware of uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and changing weather.

Know the Law

  • Every child under 13 must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket when on a moving vessel that is 26 feet or less in length. A Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be carried for each person on board a boat. This includes rigid or inflatable paddle craft.
  • Every person on board a personal watercraft (popularly known as “jet skis,” “waverunners,” etc.) and any person being towed behind a vessel must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • It is against the law to operate a boat or water ski with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more. You can be arrested even when your BAC is less than 0.08 percent if conditions are deemed to be unsafe.

June 2, 2012

National Trails Day

Filed under: Specials — admin @ 5:41 pm

Today we met up with hikers from around the area and hiked from Fresh Pond to the Brockliss Bridge Project.  The Brockliss  bridge Project lends itself to the vision in the El Dorado Trails Master Plan , to connect the El Dorado Trail and the trails of the California and Pony Express National historic Trails.

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American Hiking Society

National Pony Express Association

Placerville Casual hike and Bike

May 31, 2012

Eagle steals catch of the day.

Filed under: Fishing — admin @ 9:26 am

I was at the launch ramp yesterday and met a nice couple that had just finished a day of testing out their boat for the first time this season, and doing a little fishing.   They told me that they had caught and released eight fish that day but one of the fish had gone “belly up” after it was released.  A minute or so later an adult Eagle swooped down and snatched the fish out of the water.  When I talked to them they were very excited to have such a close encounter with one of these great birds.

May 24, 2012

Hiking around the Miwok Trail

Filed under: Specials — admin @ 9:30 am

Here are some pictures I took this morning as I was hiking between the Miwok Trail and Pine Cone Camps at Jenkinson Lake.

April 25, 2012

The Lake is Full

Filed under: Specials — nathan @ 11:00 am

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The spillway started flowing on 4/24/2011 come on Summer!

April 22, 2012

A Beautiful Day

Filed under: Sly Park Resort,The Lake — nathan @ 10:19 am

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The Air Temperature was 79F and The Water Temperature was 55F, there were quite a few boats out on the water and even a sailboat. Kids were playing and it was a beautiful day.

April 18, 2012

Sly Guy gets a good one with his Spiderman pole.

Filed under: Fishing — nathan @ 3:56 pm


Rocco G. aka Sly Guy, 3 years old caught this 16" 1 lb 4 oz German brown using his Spiderman pole and power bait at Jenkinson Lake on April 10 while he was spending the day with his fishing partner which is his father.
– Photo sent in by sly park resort.

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