News:

Updated April 2, 2018


Frank's Diner at Finnon Lake is open!  Frank also offers catering.  The Patio and Pavilion are available for family events or club outings.  Call (530)409-1977 or visit www.franksmosquitodiner.com for information.


The swing bridge on Mosquito Road is open.  Don't forget the restrictions on trailers and motor homes.  They must use Rock Creek Road.


There are no campfire restrictions on campfires within the fire rings.


  • The lake is open for fishing - catch and release only, no bait.  Day Use fees apply.
  • Finnon Lake Recreation Area is monitored by MVFA volunteers, the Mosquito Fire Protection District and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.
  • With the new dam, and after the rain storms of 2018, Finnon Lake is now full and back to how it looked over 20 years ago. 
  • The Finnon Lake perimeter road past the campground is closed to motor vehicles except for emergency. For the safety of hikers and our wildlife, driving vehicles off the main road and driving around barricades is prohibited.  Violators are trespassing subject to arrest.
  • For Camping information, click on the "Camping" button at top of page.
  • Drop-in campers are welcome, but a campsite cannot be guaranteed without a paid reservation.  There are 19 campsites at the campground.

Finnon Recreation Area

Finnon Lake
  • This is the OFFICIAL Finnon Lake website.  Related information contained on any other website is not authorized by MVFA. 
  • Day Use fees are collected before entering the property for day use activities such as fishing, boating (including inflatables), swimming, picnicking  and disc golf. No fee for hiking and bicycling. To pay by credit card, call (530) 409-5515,  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Annual Day Use Passes are now available to Mosquito residents. Call Dave Angelo at (530) 621-3688,  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Finnon Lake Recreation Area is PRIVATE PROPERTY - owned and managed by Mosquito Volunteer Fire Association
  • Discharging any type of gun including air powered is prohibited.
  • Call us at (530) 409-5515, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with any questions.
  • Primary access to Finnon Lake is Rock Creek Road thru the main gate adjacent to the store.  Large trailers and campers must use Rock Creek Road.  The swing bridge on Mosquito road has width and weight restrictions, and trailers are prohibited.
  • Finnon Lake Recreation Area is closed after dark - except for registered campers.  Violators are trespassing subject to arrest.
  • Finnon Lake Campers under age 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over age 21 during the entire time of their stay.
  • Frank's Diner is located at the entrance to Finnon Recreation Area and is open for business.  Call (530) 409-1977 for information.
  • Discover more about the history of Finnon Lake, how to get here, and info on the MVFA here.