LOCATION: 22600 Sutherland Dam Road, Ramona, CA
When full, the reservoir has 556.8 surface acres, a maximum water depth of 145 feet, and 5.25 shoreline miles. Sutherland Reservoir has a water storage capacity of 29,508 acre feet. The reservoir's picnic area includes four barbecues and 12 picnic tables. Patrons can bring self-contained gas barbecues for use in designated areas only. No ground fires or glass containers are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and at least 50 feet away from the water. Dogs are not allowed on any boats. There is no camping allowed at Sutherland. Sutherland offers fishing for Florida-strain largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, red ear sunfish, channel catfish, blue catfish, bullhead, and carp. Minimum size limit for bass is 12 inches. Standard daily bag limits are five bass, five catfish and 25 crappie, with no limit on other species. Anglers 16 years of age or older must have a California state fishing license. State fishing licenses are not available at Sutherland. Fish catch information is updated weekly.
The Sutherland Dam rd. is a very beautiful drive:
We explored the hill on the left side of the road across from the dam. There is an abandoned road that you can walk up to and explore. I am so curious what this area used to be! There is very little left of what it was but we found some pretty cool stuff:
Found snake skin! Any guess what snake this could have come from?
This looked to be the ruins of an old cascading fountain. What a view these people had!
And we found two small graves. I'm guessing pets:
There are the most beautiful feathers all over this area. What kind of bird is this?
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