Lake Utica: Overnight canoe camping trips
Kayak and canoe lake in the Sierra Nevada - kayaking lakes: UTICA Reservoir, near Union Reservoir. Plenty of granite lined coves and forests to check out. Outstanding scenery!
Both Union & Utica Reservoirs were packed this holiday weekend in mid-summer. It's odd when you drive 10 miles down a curvy road, then drive another few miles on a dirt road - in the middle of nowhere, only to find tons of people and cars and trucks and boats and trailers and toys - everywhere. I suppose any non-holiday weekend would be nicer here.
The Total Escape TIP = Avoid the crowds and your trip will be more pleasant, guaranteed. We found another smaller lake nearby with not one soul at it.