Wishon Reservoir Access Road Open 5/1

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Wishon Reservoir Access Road Open 5/1

Post by maverick » Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 am

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Sierra National Forest would like to let visitors know that the McKinley Grove Road gate will open Wednesday May 01, 2019, allowing visitors access to McKinley Grove, and Wishon Reservoir. Courtright Road and access to the reservoir remain closed until the snow melts. Below is a photo of the top of the bathroom at the Courtright boat launch and parking area.
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Re: Wishon Reservoir Access Road Open 5/1

Post by paul » Wed May 08, 2019 12:00 pm

It was open before that, in fact - I just got back from a trip up there, drove in on Monday the 29th. Store is supposed to open on the 10th.
Road still blocked by snow just on the far side of the spillway bridge; and around 3 feet of snow up around the elevation of the Rancheria Trailhead. 50% coverage starts right away from the Woodchuck trailhead, which I would guess you'd be able to drive to in less than a week, as there is only a couple drifts that block driving from the spillway bridge to the Woodchuck trailhead. Road to Courtright still gated on the 5th when I checked it on the way out. Melting fast up there, but LOTS of snow still to melt.

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Re: Wishon Reservoir Access Road Open 5/1

Post by Snowtrout » Fri May 10, 2019 11:32 am

Gate was removed on Friday April 26 and I fished Wishon from my boat on Saturday April 29. Five other boats on the lake. Forest Service was telling people May 1 but my source told me otherwise. Snow level seemed consistent around 7500'. Road to Courtright still has quite a few feet of snow on it. Maybe early June???

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