Sly Park Estates Parcel C is a 42-acre multi-parcel property 5-miles from Pollock Pines, Ca. Located less than a mile from Sly Park Rec Area and Jenkinson Lake, this premier timber-laden property is in the heart of El Dorado County, a short 36-mile drive up US-50 to the famous Lake Tahoe. With excellent development versatility, this property has great access, a prime location and scenic setting for your dream home or recreational retreat. Land This land provides exceptional development opportunity. The property (Parcel C) is 41.96-acres and zoned RE (Residential Estate), allowing the property to be subdivided into multiple 10-acre minimum parcels*. The land is easy to navigate, is very walkable and includes gently sloped to moderately flat areas, forested with a rich variety of trees, shrubs and grasses. Some of the tree species include Black Oak, Madrone Canyon Oak, Live Oak, White Fir, Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, and Incense Cedar. The property’s primary access point is on Emerald Forest Drive, near Mira Bella Drive on the southwest. Well-maintained internal roads provide easy access through the picturesque terrain. There are several excellent building sites on the property that could be developed for a variety of uses, including: homes, outbuildings, cabins, recreational retreat facilities, storage for off-road and recreational vehicles, equipment and more. The property provides excellent views within and beyond the property. This scenic land includes rich habitat for a variety of wildlife and supplies a wide range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. *Subject to El Dorado County and other local zoning and development standards and guidelines. See the Recreation section for more. Recreation The extensive world class mountain communities surrounding the popular Lake Tahoe and what they provide year-around are just a short drive east on US-50. Kirkwood Mountain Resort, featuring some of the west’s best powder skiing, is just over an hour away. The endless outdoor recreation activities in the Sierra Nevada awaits your embrace. Hiking, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, wine tasting, dining, golfing, winter snow sports, summer water sports and everything in between are found in every direction. A sportspersons’ paradise with endless recreational opportunities. See the Resource Links for much more information. Agriculture The property is well forested and provides excellent timber opportunities. Region & Climate This private and secluded property is also near the “center of the action” of El Dorado County. Year-around sports, recreation, hunting and fishing are at your footsteps with numerous lakes, rivers, streams, campgrounds and public lands throughout the region. The region provides excellent climate and weather for visitors and year-around residents. According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Pollock Pines has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csa” on climate maps. History Sly Park, noted for its beautiful surroundings, has always been a favorite stopping place. Before Jenkinson Lake came to be, the area was a large, flower covered meadow with spring fed streams. This is where the Maidu and Miwok people came in the summer and fall to hunt and gather food. In 1848, part of the Mormon Battalion made its way to present day Sly Park area with its rich meadow lands and continued on to blaze the trail east. The earliest known settlers in Sly Park were Hiram O. Bryant and William Stonebreaker, who on June 24, 1853, each claimed 160 acres of adjoining land (just east of the present main dam) for agriculture and grazing. They built houses and outhouses and the place became known as Sly Park Ranch. In 1951, after 27 years of effort, the Bureau of Reclamation began to clear the area and build Sly Park Dam. Storage of water was started in November 1954, and the resulting 41,000-acre feet capacity lake was named after Walter Jenkinson who persevered to make it a reality. This helped solve the need for water in the area by the El Dorado Irrigation District. One of the original Pony Express stations (Twelve Mile House) was located in Pollock Pines. A stopping place for stages and teams of the Comstock, it became a relay station of the Central Overland Pony Express. Pollock Pines was primarily a lumber community (the town is named for H.R. Pollock, who operated a lumber mill in the area in the early 1900s). The first post office opened in 1936. The name celebrates the Pollock family, who were early settlers. Location Sly Park Estates is within the Sly Park Hills area, just 5-miles to the heart of nearby historic Pollock Pines and 5-minutes from the exceptional Sly Park Recreation Area and Jenkinson Lake. Placerville is a 15-minute drive to the west on US-50 and Sacramento a mere 45 minutes further. Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada wonderland is just 36-miles east on US-50. Pollock Pines and the other neighboring towns and communities provide excellent shopping, dining, recreation, golfing and more. See the Recreation section for more.