Store

The store/café building is for lease.  It is located at the entrance to the FLRA, on the shore of a beautiful lake, in a recreation area with opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, hiking, bicycling, bird watching, camping and disc golf - provided for and maintained by MVFA Volunteers which keeps costs low. 

Emergencies

El Dorado County Sheriff, from cell phone only: (530) 626-4911

Please report trespassers, or call camp host:

(530) 409-5515

For emergencies, Dial 911


Notice: www.finnonrecreationarea is the official site for Finnon Lake.  Information contained on other websites is not authorized by MVFA.

So many ways to play!

Finnon Recreation Area

Camping

Our 18 campsites offer year-round accommodations with stunning views of the lake, local wildlife sightings, and quiet hideaways from the weekly grind. Click here to go to our reservations page, or call us at (530) 409-5515.  The campground is patrolled by Campground Hosts.

Day Use

A $6.00 day-use fee is submitted at the main entrance to the park for activities such as fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming and disc golf for individuals or groups up to six persons. Fees are collected on the honor system.  Please pay at the kiosk using the appropriate envelope and drop in the lock box, or pay in the general store. To pay by credit card, call reservations at (530) 406-5515.  There is no fee for hikers, bicyclists or maintenance volunteers. There is no additional charge to registered campers for any Day Use activity.  Annual Day Use passes are available to Mosquito residents.  Call Dave Angelo at 621-3688 for information.

Finnon Lake Recreation Area is closed after dark - except for registered campers. Violators are trespassing and will be reported. There are two assigned day-use parking lots in the park. Campground parking is reserved for overnight campers only.  Please do not use the store parking lot for day-use activities. Only street licensed vehicles are allowed in the park - NO dirt bikes or ATV's. All motorized vehicles are required to stay on the main road. Any violation of park rules will be considered trespassing. 

Reservations are required for groups wanting exclusive use of Day Use areas or parking lots - $50/day. Campsite fee ($20) applies if you use a campsite for day-use activities, even if you do not stay overnight.

Fishing

A California fishing license is required for anyone 16 years or older. Finnon Lake is CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY, and NO BAIT is allowed - artificial lures and flies only. Hours for fishing the lake are from sunrise to sunset. The fishery is maintained by MVFA volunteers, and monitored by wildlife officers and biologists.

Boating

All watercraft and trailers must be washed at our boat cleaning facility located just past the recycling bins behind the store. No gasoline powered boats are allowed on the lake, but electric motors are allowed.  Launch all boats (including inflatables) from the boat launch area across the dam.  It is clearly marked.  Park launch vehicles and trailers in the Day Use parking lot.  Do not launch boats from the Café parking lot. 

Picnicking

There are several picnic sites located in the day use area.  The Day Use swimming area has a sand bottom.  There is no life guard on duty - swim at your own risk.

Disc Golf

A 20-hole disc golf course encircles the park. It is maintained by volunteer members of the Hangtown Disc Golf Club. 

Open Spaces

There are numerous roads and trails within the FLRA available to hikers and bicyclists. These roads and trails are maintained by MVFA volunteers. Due to insurance restrictions, horseback riding is not allowed at Finnon Lake Recreation Area.  Hunting is not allowed. The discharge of any weapon or air powered paintball or pellet gun is prohibited.  Bows and arrows are prohibited unless pre-arrangements are made with campground management: (530) 409-5515