The Sly Guard Cabin is less remote than other cabins on the Eldorado National forest and is a great choice for families with children. Sly Guard provides the cabin in the woods experience with the convenience of modern amenities. The cabin is near Sly Park Reservoir, also called Jenkinson Lake, the tourist area of Apple Hill, a variety of wineries, a number of hiking trails, and the historic mining towns of Coloma and Placerville.


The 600 sq. ft. single story cabin has a cozy living room, kitchen, one bedroom, and one full bathroom. The cabin has sleeping accommodations for four with two single beds in the bedroom and one full size futon in the living room. The cabin grounds are surrounded by a split cedar fence and can accommodate two tents, one RV/trailer/camper, or two boats. Cars are limited to three vehicles. The cabin and grounds have a twelve person occupant limit. Sly Gurad Cabin has an electric stove/oven and refrigerator and a propane wall heater. The kitchen has a limited supply of pots, pants, dishes, utensils, and other kitchen items. It also has one flush toilet and hot and cold running water in the kitchen, bathroom, and shower/tub combination. There is a small four-person table in the kitchen and a television and DVD player in the living room. Limited cleaning supplies are provided. There is a small wood-burning stove in the living room. Firewood is not provided. The cabin grounds include a picnic table, horseshoe pit, clothesline, food preparation table, and campfire circle. Small campfires are allowed when fire restrictions are not in effect. Guests should bring their own food, toilet paper, sunscreen, matches, clothing, bedding, towels, and any other items they will need for their stay. Please bring your own trash bags and take all trash with you when you leave.

Nearby attractions

The Sly Park Environmental Education School is located across the street. Guided nature walks are conducted daily on the trail adjacent to the cabin. A resort at the entrance of Jenkinson Lake (Sly Creek Reservoir) offers a small store, restaurant and bar, pay phone, gas and fishing supplies. It is about a 2-mile drive.

Natural feaures

At nearly 3,600 feet in elevation, Sly Guard Cabin sits among Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine near the town of Pollock Pines. The cabin is well shaded during the day, keeping it cool in the summer. A downhill dirt trail leads guests south to Sly Park Creek and the bottom of the spillway at Sly Park Reservoir.


Hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking are great options while staying at the cabin. There is a horsehoe pit on the cabin grounds. Sly Park Creek has a swimming hole and Sly Park Reservoir attracts lots of boaters and anglers. Gold panning may also be done in the creek.

Driving directions to Sly Guard Cabin

Sly Guard Cabin is located off U.S. Highway 50 in Pollock Pines, approximately 16 miles east of Placerville. Take Exit 60 (Sly Park Road) and travel south approximately 6.2 miles. Arrive at 5561 Sly Park Road on the left.

Location and contact info

Sly Park Road, CA 95726

For campground inquires, please call:530-644-2324

Sly Guard Cabin details

  • Max num of people: 12
  • Max num of vehicles: 3
  • Max vehicle length: 45

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Amenities at Sly Guard Cabin

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    Electricity hookup

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    Fire pit

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