Sierra foothills

EBMUD's 57,100 acres of beautiful watershed lands and reservoirs in the East Bay and Sierra Foothills protect water quality for EBMUD customers. An oasis for wildlife and a lush haven for people, these lands offer many opportunities to explore and enjoy nature.

Explore the Sierra foothills

Ninety miles from the Bay Area near the small town of Valley Springs lies the heart of EBMUD's drinking water supply. Plan a day trip to Pardee Reservoir or Camanche Reservoir where you can camp among the oaks, fish and boat. At Camanche, swimming is allowed. Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve is available for shooting sports. Get access to the Mokelumne River at the Mokelumne River Day Use Area where you can wade, fish and picnic. Hike forty-one miles of beautiful Sierra trails including the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail.

Take a tour or volunteer

Mokelumne Volunteer Program (MVP) workdays offer the chance for you to help maintain trails and participate in habitat restoration projects. Find out about fun, educational events on our watershed lands. For information about January 2024 Eagle Tours, please call 209-772-8204 during normal business hours.

Become a good steward

Outdoor education programs teach school kids what it takes to protect the environment and how drinking water fits into natural systems. Learn more about EBMUD's ongoing commitment to protect and manage watershed lands.


EBMUD rangers and staff are here to help.
phone: 209-772-8204