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Pinecrest Lake
BEARDSLEY DAM
Beardsley Dam is 3 miles downstream from Donnell Reservoir on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. Elevation is 3,392 feet, way down from Highway 108. Storage capacity is 34,290, slightly more than Donnell. Outflow of dam is 143 cubic feet/second. See the video "Building Beardsley Dam", click for video






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RANGER STATION--SUMMIT
Information from rangers, information sheets on hiking trails, fishing, hunting, activities, history. Maps, books, gifts, T-shirts, rest rooms.
For a little more info: Ranger Station--Summit






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STRAWBERRY DAM
Strawberry Dam was built in 1916, at a time when the lake was known as "Strawberry Lake". The name was changed to "Pinecrest Lake" a few years later. The dam is on the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. Elevation is 5600 feet. The lake is 300 acres in the summer when full. During the winter the lake recedes to a very small size.






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SHADOW OF THE MIWOK (TRAIL)
Interpretative trail includes examples of MiWok Indian tepee-like structures, as shown in photo, built of cedar bark. Trail not maintained in winter.






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WINTER CLOSURE POINT
This is the final winter closure point on the western side of Sonora Pass. Around November and December, and again around April and May, the highway may be closed at different points above this point depending upon weather. When winter fully sets in, the highway is closed here until spring.