PG&E DeSabla cabins may go public

Jun 28, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

Ever wished you could spend the night in a cabin at DeSabla Reservoir? An organization called the Stewardship Council wants you to have the chance. via Chico Enterprise-Record

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DESABLA FISH SLAYOR

Sacramento, CA

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Jul 12, 2007
 
NO WAY1 THE PUBLIC WOULD RUIN THE CABINS. MOST FAMILIES TODAY HAVE CHILDREN WHO DO NOT RESPECT ANYTHING, THEMSEVLES, OTHERS, ADULTS, WILDLIFE, AND OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. AS IT IS, MANAGEMENT HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITH PG&E FAMILIES KEEPING THE CABINS & BOATS, AS WELL AS THE GROUNDS NICE, AS YOUNG PEOPLE CONSTANTLY VANDALIZE THE PROPERTY. THE PROBLEM COMES FROM THEIR PARENT'S NOT MONITORING THEIR BEHAVIOR. ONE COULD ONLY IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN LETTING NON MEMBERS USE THE FACILITY. THE FISH SLAYOR AND OTHER CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE BEEN GOING UP TO THESE CABINS FOR YEARS, AND SOME MEMBER'S VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME EACH WINTER TO REPAIR ITEMS THAT HVE BROKEN DOWN OR WORN OUT, LIKE WINDOW SCREENS, CUT FIREWOOD, CLEAR BRUSH, PAINT CABINS, REPLACE APPLIANCES, REPAIRS TO STAIRS, ETC:: WHO THEN WOULDBE RESPONSIBLE FOR UPKEEP? yOU WOULD HAVE TO HIRE OUTSIDE AGENCIES, AND THUS, PRICES WOULD GO UP TO RENT THE CABINS. yOU KNOW WHAT,---THE HELL WITH OUTSIDE AGENIES WANTING TO LET THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!! THIS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS.
p-town cheesehead

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Jul 15, 2007
 
in regard to the above comment, i agree with the problem of vandalizim and overall carelessness of the general public. however pg&e who seems to have a monopoly on the natural resourse of the northstate should share the bounty and extend access to facilities & areas that are gated and/or restricted to the public. outdoor enthusiests have a right to enviroment we are blessed to have all around us!
SUZIE

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Jul 16, 2007
 
As a local resident, I often have been asked about DeSabla and the campggrounds. A few years back, I took a couple for a walk along the shoreline from the dam and encountered someone yelling at us about trespassing and calling the police on us. As a respected Realtor in the area, I was not about to destroy grounds or equipment but merely giving a couple a tour of our area. PG&E does not prohibit use along the skyway from Paradise, it is open to the public, which includes fishing. Only the cabins on the far side and that is only a small portion of this valuable resource in Magalia. Vandalism is occuring more often in paradise. As our population grows so does the problems growth brings. We can only hope that the ones who use this valuable resource will respect it.
smilely

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Jul 23, 2007
 
I think it is a wonderfull idea. As a parent I taught my kids to leave over campsites cleaner than when we arrived and as a grandparent; I teach my grandkids the same rule. We love the outdoors and respect it. Please dont label everyone by a few bad apples. It's a shame not to share our planet, and keeping such beauty to just an elite group is not the american way and to say not fair.
happy camper

Sacramento, CA

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Jul 25, 2007
 
As a life time camper I too was taught to leave a campsite as clean or cleaner for the next camper, not only because it is polite but it sets a good example for others who need to know good camping manners or when families arrive with children they can see that others leave campsites clean and that is just the way it should be done. Vandals should be court ordered to go back with responsible adult
supervision and repair the damage out of their own pocket and not their parents.
It's the same as writing on the wall with a crayon and having to scrub it off with
Comet.
smilely wrote:
I think it is a wonderfull idea. As a parent I taught my kids to leave over campsites cleaner than when we arrived and as a grandparent; I teach my grandkids the same rule. We love the outdoors and respect it. Please dont label everyone by a few bad apples. It's a shame not to share our planet, and keeping such beauty to just an elite group is not the american way and to say not fair.
GARY

Chico, CA

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Dec 10, 2007
 
AS FOR THE SESABLA FISH SLAYOR WELL I GUESS YOU DONT HAVE KIDS AND WELL IF YOU DO YOU DONT NO HOW TO RAIS THEM !!! I HAVE 3 KIDS 14,8,6 AND IF TEY DONT LISTE TO ME THEY GET THERE BUTT SPANKED AND I AND MY FAMILY WOULD LOVE TO STAY THE WEEKEND UP THERE SO I CAN TEACH THE YOUNGER ONES ABOUT THE WILD LIFE AND RE-SPECT THANK YOU THATS ALL I GOT TO SAY TO YOU
Tammy

Shingle Springs, CA

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Dec 12, 2007
 

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Do you teach your kids to speak English too.I hope not.
Aimee

Fresno, CA

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Jul 12, 2009
 
no!!!! there are very few nonpublic camping areas here in CA.. leave it the way it is!! it will get ruined by having it open to the public!! that's a gaurantee!!
Desabla Veteran

Walnut Creek, CA

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May 15, 2010
 
Are you kidding me? As a kid I use to go to this place. From about 78 to 85. I was just making a inquiry and found out it is opened to the public? No way the roads wont permit it. Besides its hardly a lake? Believe it or not I caught my first fish in Desabla. What is this state coming to?
-PG&E camp grown kid.
Vallejo Visitor

Sacramento, CA

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Jul 1, 2010
 
No, the camps should not be opened to the public. Employees, retirees and former employees of PG&E associated with these camps have worked very hard in their careers to use these camps and should continue to have the sole rights to them. Such folks have been stewards of these camping areas for generations.
mike

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Those who cry that everyone should have access to everywhere are off base. First, there are literally thousands of places to camp in California that are open to the general public. Go there. Two, the reason there are PG&E camps is because of the vast hydroelectric system that it maintains. The company has already sold or given away scores of land to appease so-called environmentalist groups. Three, PG&E is an excellent steward of its land -- far better than your average "camper." Four, this is America. It wasn't based on letting everyone do whatever they want. We have something here that is revered called property rights. Or perhaps I could come and camp on your front lawn for a couple weeks?

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