River Reservoir

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This short trail is an alternative way to visit River Reservoir without encountering as many people or as much traffic as on the north side of the Greer Lakes. The gravel road is well maintained throughout but may be a problem during rains, as steep hillsides along the south side could produce runoff flooding the road. There are cabins along the early and late portions of the road, which ends at a ranch, and the closed FR8899. At the end of the road is a wide turnaround/parking area and a nice view over River Reservoir to the mountains beyond. Lake access is available at the River Reservoir South Fishing Site, which offers picnicking under a ramada and a vault toilet but no running water.

Camping within the Greer Recreation Area is limited to Forest Service campgrounds in Hoyer and Benny Creek for group camping. The Hoyer Campground has over 100 sites and can accommodate large trailers and RVs.

As a point of interest, the Butterfly Lodge Museum sits at the very start of the road, the historic 1914 cabin home of author James W. Schultz, later his son artist Hart M. Schultz (aka Lone Wolf). Once past the initial cabins, there is an area on the south side of the road with a wooden post fence enclosure that holds the gravestones of three children who died before the age of one. There is a similar but smaller enclosure across the road just a ways further along, but no gravestones are visible.