ELEVATED FIRE DANGER! Absolutely no fires, no smoking, no shooting and no fireworks!
Vehicle access is available on the Culmback Dam Road to the Gateway Site, and on the South Shore Road to the South Shore Recreation Site (view map). From the Gateway Site you can hike to our new Culmback Dam Site and across Culmback Dam to our new North Shore Site. From the South Shore Recreation Site, you can hike to our Nighthawk and Bear Creek Recreation Sites. This trail also leads to the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Greider and Boulder Lakes.
Please use caution while driving on the roads around Spada Lake. Drive slowly and look out for rough road, fallen trees or rocks, and equipment.
PUD property and Recreation Sites are day-use only. You can leave your car overnight only on the east side of the South Shore Site parking lot, if you hike in to the DNR’s Greider and Boulder Sites for camping.
Please check our Sultan River Conditions web page for the latest data and trends.
ALERT: Starting in mid-August 2014 through June 2015, there will be periodic closures of the Sultan River Access Areas along Lake Chaplain Road. This includes the Diversion Dam Road, Old Gaging Station Road and Powerhouse West River Access Areas. All pedestrian and bicycling activities will be prohibited during closures. You should be prepared with an alternate plan during this time.
For full details about all access limitations, please click here.