Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Jackson Project: Recreation Program

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Our facilities provide access for fishing and boating, hiking, picnicking and public restrooms. Spada is a drinking water reservoir, so swimming (pets and people!) and gas-powered boats are not permitted.

no drone noticeThe recreation sites are open from April through October, depending on weather conditions. They are day-use only. You can leave your car overnight only on the east side of the South Shore Site parking lot if you plan to hike in to the DNR's Greider and Boulder Sites for camping.

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. (View map.)

Please use caution while driving on the roads around Spada Lake Reservoir. Drive slowly and look out for rough road, fallen trees or rocks, and equipment.

Public use and enjoyment of the Jackson Hydroelectric Project recreation and mitigation lands in the Sultan Basin is subject to the regulations established in PUD Directive #73 (see link to the right to view).

Important Notice

The City of Everett, in conjunction with Snohomish County PUD, is conducting a road repair and culvert construction project on the Diversion Dam Road. To ensure public safety, this project requires temporary closure of certain recreational access points from September 16 – December 20 or until further notice.

Due to construction activities including rock work, hazardous conditions for boating and fishing may occur along the river in the reach (Reach 2) between the Diversion Dam [River Mile (RM) 9.7] and the Powerhouse (RM 4.5). Public access will be closed for kayak put-in/take out locations at the Sultan River Canyon Trail and the Diversion Dam. The river will be accessible downstream at the Powerhouse.

The entire Diversion Dam Road system will be closed to all public access including foot traffic due to heavy truck traffic during construction.

Spada Lake Reservoir & Sultan River Access

Updated 12/3/2019

South Shore Road will remain closed through Friday, December 6th due to road maintenance work. This date may be extended due to weather factors. No access to the South Fork, South Shore, Nighthawk, and Bear Creek recreation sites during this time.

Diversion Dam Road will be closed for maintenance from September 16 until December 2 (see notice below). Heavy truck traffic is expected during rock removal work, the road will be closed to all public access for safety. Signs have been placed in the area to alert visitors.

Culmback Dam Road is open. Non-vehicular public access through the Gateway site and across Culmback Dam is permitted.  

PUD property and Recreation Sites are day-use only.  

For more details:


(click to view map)

Contact:

Jessica Spahr
jlspahr@snopud.com
425-783-8132

Mike Schutt
msschutt@snopud.com
425-783-1712

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