By Paul Moreno
More PG&E campgrounds have opened as snow is melting and winter storm damage to facilities and roads gets repaired.
“This year’s deep snows and late spring storms have delayed the usual seasonal opening dates for many of PG&E’s campgrounds, but we’ve worked hard to repair damage and coordinate with local and federal agencies to restore roads so we could open as many recreational sites as soon as it was safe to do so,” said PG&E’s Dena Parish, director of environmental management for energy supply.
PG&E maintains public campgrounds and other recreational facilities associated with its vast hydroelectric system throughout Northern and Central California. Campers can go online and reserve sites at dozens of PG&E campgrounds located at reservoirs, rivers and creeks from the Pit River in Shasta County to the Kings River region in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Reservations are generally available Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is a minimum two-night stay at reserved campgrounds and a consecutive 14-night limit for camping. All campgrounds also have some first-come, first-served sites except for group-only campgrounds.
PG&E is working with its campground hosts, the county, and the U.S. Forest Service to reopen roads and open more campsites.
In addition to camping opportunities, PG&E also offers dozens of lakes for boating, fishing and swimming, as well as hiking trails and other day use areas for the public’s enjoyment. The Pecho Coast Trail and Point Buchon Trail near the ocean in San Luis Obispo County require online reservations while other day use areas and trails are first come, first served.
For campground opening status and reservations at group and individual campsites and for PG&E locations throughout much of Northern and Central California, visit www.pge.com/recreation.
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