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Spicer Reservoir

Spicer Reservoir is located eight miles southwest of Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road, a winding paved route where safe travel speeds average 20-30 mph. It has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. Maximum speed on the lower portion of the lake is 10 mph; the upper portion, surrounded by the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, is managed for non-motorized uses only. Open June to October.

There are trails for hiking and horseback riding. A boat ramp with turnaround area and movable dock, but no boat mooring available. There is limited parking (only 25 vehicles with trailers and 20 cars.)

Utica and Union are scenic and small twin reservoirs located off the Spicer Reservoir Road. The setting is more rustic than either Spicer Reservoir or Lake Alpine. No developed recreation facilities exist at either lake; however, the area is popular for day use, dispersed camping and paddle sports such as canoeing and kayaking. A primitive boat launch is available at Union Reservoir. Maximum boat speed is 5 mph. Utica Reservoir is managed for non-motorized boating. Open June to October.


Spicer has 43 tent and RV campsites. They are first-come, first-served and open from June to October, weather permitting.

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