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Salt Springs Valley Reservoir

There are two Salt Springs Reservoirs in the Mother Lode. One is high in the mountains in the El Dorado National Forest in eastern Amador County. At an elevation of 3,900 feet the reservoir is formed by Salt Springs Dam on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River.Salt Springs Valley Reservoir is at 1076 feet. It is a privately owned campground and reservoir in the lower foothills of Calaveras County near Copperopolis. Summer recreation includes Jet skiing.


Salt Springs Reservoir offers 24 campsites and is great for group camping. There is a store and a launch ramp available. Sites are available first come first serve for $20. The R.V Park has 30 spots that are rented on a monthly bases.For more information, call Debi Nunes at 209 785-7787

Salt Springs Reservoir is located in Copperopolis and is a beautiful small lake where the current lake record for Largemouth Bass is 12.60 lbs by Deacon Fernandes. Many local Bass Clubs fish club tournaments at Salt Springs. When you locate the fish, you’ll be in for a great time! All bass are catch and release.


All other species may be taken according to Department of Fish & Game laws. All boats must be off the water before dark.For more information, you can call Debi Nunes at (209)785-7787

Salt Springs Valley Reservoir Fish: Large Mouth Black Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill, Florida Blue Gill, Red Ear Perch, Catfish