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Almanor Lake Map

Lake Almanor rests in the beautiful Lassen National Forest at an elevation of 4,550 feet. This huge man made lake is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide with a surface area of 28,000 acres. There is ample improved camping facilities located around the lake. For those who like the comfort of home there are several private resorts located near the lake. Almanor is a popular Northern California summer get-away offering clear blue water, excellent water-skiing, full service marinas and boat rentals. The lake holds a good population of kokanee and Coho salmon as well as bass, trout, and catfish. For additional information contact the PG&E Land Department at (916) 386-5164. Lassen View Resort (530) 596-3437. Plumas County Visitors Bureau (800) 326-2247. PG&E Campgrounds (916) 386-5164. USFS Campgrounds (800) 280-CAMP. Northshore Campgrounds (530) 258-3376.

Antelope Lake Map

Antelope Lake rests at an elevation of 5,000 feet in the Plumas National Forest. Antelope has 16 miles of pine timbered shoreline and a surface area of 950 acres. There are several improved campgrounds situated around the lake that provide group, tent, and RV camping with disposal facilities. Antelope Lake, as well as the surrounding streams are a trout fisherman's paradise. The lake is home to a good population of large rainbow and brown trout, catfish, and the famous Eagle Lake Trout. Water-skiing and swimming are allowed. There is a store located at the lake with adequate last minute supplies, bait and tackle, and food. For more information contact the Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555. That Dam Company (510) 223-1661. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Benbow Lake Map

Benbow is an excellent choice for a weekend getaway. At an elevation of 365 feet this 230 acre lake is created by the damming of the Eel River. Only non powered boats are allowed, but Benbow is excellent for sailing or rowing. Paddle boats and canoes are available for rent at the marina. Swimming is allowed and there is a well maintained beach area. The State of California operates a park and campground located at the lake and for those who require comfort Benbow Inn would be an excellent choice. There are RV facilities with full hookups, cable TV, and a swimming pool located near the lake. For more information contact Benbow Lake at (707) 247-3318. Benbow Valley RV Resort (707) 923-2777.

Black Butte Lake Map

Black Butte Lake rests in the rolling hills 8 miles west of Orland, California at an elevation of 470 feet. Black Butte has 40 miles of shoreline and contains 4,460 acre feet of water. There are several well maintained camping facilities situated around the lake operated by the US Army Corps. There is a full service marina with boat rentals available. Water-skiing, jet-skiing, and swimming is allowed. Black Butte is famous for the excellent spring crappie fishing and abundance of bass, catfish, and bluegill. Hunting is permitted in designated areas with restrictions. For more information contact the Black Butte Park Manager at (530) 865-4781. Black Butte Marina (530) 865-2665. Camping Reservations (877)-444-6777 or www.reserveusa.com. Check out Black Butte on the Internet at www.spk.usace.army.mil/cespk-co/lakes/blackbutte.html

Blue Lake (Lake County) Map

Blue Lakes are located approximately 78 miles north of Santa Rosa at an elevation of 1,400 feet. There are several campgrounds located near the lakes suitable for tents, trailers, or RV's, as well as full service hook-ups. All boating is permitted although limited to a 5 mph speed restriction. There are boat rentals available as well as concessions, full service stores, motels, cabins, resorts, restaurants, picnic areas, and swimming beaches. Blue Lakes offer quality trout, bass, catfish, and bluegill fishing . For more information contact Le Trianon Resort at (707) 275-2262. Lake County Visitors Center (800) 525-3743. Kelley's Kamp (707) 263-5754

Bocca Reservoir Map

Bocca Reservoir rests at an elevation of 5,700 feet in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest just 28 miles west of Reno . Bocca has 15 miles of pine covered shoreline with a surface area of 980 acres. There are 2 campgrounds located at the lake with a total of 100 campsites suitable for tents or RV's without full hookups. Water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming are allowed with improved launch facilities available. For the fisherman Bocca offers excellent rainbow trout action with good numbers of large fish available. For more information contact the Truckee Ranger Station at (530) 478-6257. United Trails Store (530) 587-8282.

Britton Lake Map

Lake Britton is located approximately 65 miles northeast of Redding at an elevation of 2,760 feet in the beautiful Trinity National Forest. Britton contains 1,600 surface acres of water and 18 miles of pine covered shoreline. There are several camping facilities located at the lake suitable for tents or RV's (35 foot limitation). All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, swimming, and jet-skis. Boat rentals are available at the lake as well as bait, tackle, gas, and food. Fishing is usually excellent in both the lake and nearby streams. Britton holds a good number of trout, bass, and crappie. For more information call (530) 335-2777. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Bullards Bar Reservoir Map

Bullards Bar Reservoir is located 35 miles east of Marysville in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 2,005 feet. Bullards has 55 miles of rugged shoreline with 4,700 surface acres of water. There are several campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tents, trailers, group camping, or RV's. All boating and water-skiing is allowed. The lake holds a wide variety of fish, including, rainbow and brown trout, catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and kokanee salmon. Noted by local fishermen for an excellent summer largemouth bite. For more information contact the Yuba Ranger Station at (530) 288-3231. Emerald Cove Resort & Marina (530) 692-3200.

Collins Lake Map

Collins Lake is located approximately 25 miles north east of Marysville in the pristine Mother Lode Country. Collins rests at an elevation of 1,200 feet and has 13 miles oak and pine covered shoreline. There are two campground located at the lake suitable for tent, trailer, or RV's; full service hook-ups are available. All boating is permitted year-round; water-skiing is only allowed May 15th through September 15th. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Excellent day use facilities including a swimming beach are located on the west side of the lake. Collins is well known for the quality, trophy class trout and also holds a good population of catfish, bluegill, bass, and crappie. For more information contact Collins Lake at (800) 286-0576. On the web at www.collinslake.com

Davis Lake Map

Lake Davis is located approximately 80 miles south of Susanville at an elevation of 5,775 feet with a surface area of 4,025 acres. Take Interstate 395 south to Hallelujah Junction, west on highway 70, then follow the signs. Lake Davis is a very popular destination for fly fishermen. The western and northern shorelines offer the best access for float tubes. There are several campgrounds in the area, the largest being Grizzly and Grasshopper hosting 125 single-family sites with flush toilets, piped water, fire rings, and garbage service. The maximum stay is 14 days. Swimming and water-skiing are not permitted in the lake. There are several boat launch facilities around the lake with Honker Bay and Lightning Tree being the most popular. Davis holds a good number of rainbow and brown trout as well as a fair population of bass and catfish. For more information contact the Mohawk Ranger Station at (530) 836-2575. Miner Moe's Guide Service (530) 478-1986. Dollard's Sierra Market (530) 832-5251. Grizzly Store & Camp (530) 832-0270. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Donner Lake Map

Donner Lake rests at an elevation of 5,969 feet in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest 2 miles west of Truckee. Donner has 7.5 miles of alpine covered shoreline and crystal clear blue water. There are three campgrounds offering tent, trailer, or RV camping as well as two resorts located at the lake. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis. Swimming is permitted and there is a nice swim beach located on the south shore. Donner offers improved launching facilities as well as a full service marina with boat rentals located on the north side of the lake. For the fisherman, Donner holds a good population of rainbow and brown trout as well as kokanee salmon. For more information contact Donner State Park at (530) 582-7892. Mountain Hardware (530) 587-4844. Camping Information (530) 582-7892. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Eagle Lake Map

Eagle Lake is located about 17 miles northwest of Susanville at an elevation of 5,100 feet. Eagle Lake contains 27,000 surface acres of water 100 miles of timbered shoreline. The northern end of the lake is mostly characteristic of high desert country. Brush and junipers cover the surrounding area. Rocks and patches of reeds makeup the shoreline. The south end of the lake is forested with pines, cedars, and firs. The Eagle Lake marina and boat launch are located at the south end of the lake. Fishing at Eagle Lake opens each year on the Memorial Day weekend and closes on Dec. 31. Eagle Lake is nationally known for its trophy Eagle Lake Trout. The average size fish caught at Eagle is 3 - 5 pounds with the record fish caught being around 15 pounds. There are several public campgrounds situated at the south end of the lake with flush toilets and piped water. For more information contact the Eagle Lake Ranger District at (530) 257-4188. Sep's Pro Fishing (707) 449-8413. Eagle Lake Marina (530) 825-3454. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Eagle Lake RV Park (530) 825-3133.

Frenchman Reservoir Map

Frenchman Reservoir is situated about 80 miles west of Highway 395, and 25 miles south of Susanville. Frenchman rests at an elevation of 5,558 feet in the Plumas National Forest and has 21 miles of sage and pine covered shoreline. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and overnight boating. Frenchman has two boat ramps that are easily accessible except during severe winter weather. There is one improved and three unimproved campgrounds situated around the lake suitable for tent, RV's and trailers. Frenchman is well known for excellent rainbow and Kamloop trout fishing and also holds a population of catfish. For more information contact the Beckwourth Ranger Station at (530) 836-2575. Wiggin's Trading Post (530) 993-4683. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Plumas County Visitors Bureau (800) 326-2247.

Indian Valley Reservoir Map

Indian Valley Reservoir is located about 80 miles north of Sacramento at an elevation of 1,480 feet . The lake has a surface area of 3,800 acres and 41 miles of shoreline. Boating is limited to 10 mph and water-skiing and jet-skis are not permitted although swimming is allowed. There is one improved campground and several unimproved campgrounds located at the lake with RV camping available on the south end. Indian Valley holds a wide variety of fish including Trout, catfish, steelhead, bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and smallmouth. There is a store located at the lake offering limited supplies, bait, tackle, and groceries. For more information contact Indian Valley Store at (530) 662-0607.

Iron Canyon Reservoir Map

Iron Canyon Reservoir is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Redding at an elevation of 2,700 feet in the beautiful Trinity National Forest. The lake has 15 miles of forested shoreline and 500 surface acres of water. There are two campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tents or RV's (24 foot limit.) Private boats are allowed, however, water-skiing is not permitted. Fishing at Iron Canyon consists of brown and rainbow trout and the angler is often rewarded with quality and quantity fish. For more information call (530) 275-1587.

Iron Gate Reservoir Map

Iron Gate Reservoir is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Yreka at an elevation of 2,343 feet on the famous Klamath River. Iron Gate is 7 miles long and contains 825 surface acres of water. There are several small campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tents, RV's, or trailers. Improved launching facilities are available and all boating is permitted but limited to a 10 mph speed restriction in most areas. Boat rentals are available at nearby Copoco Lake store. For the fisherman Iron gate offers an abundance of yellow perch, trout, bass and catfish as well as seasonal runs of salmon and steelhead in the Klamath River. For more information call (530) 842-3521. Copoco Lake Store (530) 459-3655. River flows and lake levels (800) 547-1501.

Juanita Lake Map

Juanita lake is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Klamath Fall along Highway 97 in the beautiful Klamath National Forest at an elevation of 5,150 feet. Juanita has a surface area of 55 acres and two miles of conifer wooded shoreline. The lake has one well maintained campground suitable for tents, trailers, or RV's. Boating is limited to non-powered craft and launching facilities are available. Juanita is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout and also holds a fair population of bass and catfish. There is a grocery store and gas station located within six miles of the lake. For more information contact the Goosenest Ranger Station at (530) 398-4391.

Lewiston Lake Map

Lewiston Lake is located approximately 35 miles west of Redding at an elevation of 1,915 feet with a surface area of 615 acres and 15 miles of shoreline. There are several camping facilities located around the lake accommodating tents of RV's. All boating is permitted with a speed restriction of 10 mph with one improved launch facility. Boat rentals are available at the marina as well as fuel, bait, tackle, and snacks. Lewiston Lake is noted as a big trout lake and also holds a good population of bass, catfish, and bluegill. For more information contact the District Ranger Station at (530) 623-2121. Lakeview Terrace Resort ( 530) 778-3803 Trinity County Chamber of Commerce (800) 421-7259.

Manzanita Lake Map

Manzanita Lake is situated just south of Highway 89, about 50 miles east of Redding in the beautiful Lassen National Park. This lake is not stocked but holds some fine trophy rainbows. When the ice thaws in the spring feeding becomes quite heavy. No motorized boats are allowed. This is an excellent float tube lake with plenty of open water and fairly easy lake access. Manzanita is a catch and release only lake and you must use single point barbless hooks and artificial baits. For more information contact Lassen National Park at (530) 595-4444.

McCloud Lake Map

Lake McCloud is located approximately 80 miles southeast of Redding at an elevation of 3,000 feet. McCloud has a surface area of 520 acres and a spectacular rocky pine covered shoreline. All boating is permitted and the lake has one improved launch facility. There is one small unimproved campground located at Star City Creek. McCloud is a very popular lake for fishing and holds a large number of trophy rainbow and brown trout. For more information contact McCloud Ranger District at (530) 964-2184. Friday's RV Retreat ( 530) 964-2878.

Medicine Lake Map

Medicine Lake is located approximately 50 miles northeast of McCloud off of Highway 89 in the beautiful Modoc National Forest at an elevation of 6,700 feet. Once the center of a volcano, this 640 acre lake is said to be at least 150 feet deep in places. There are four well maintained campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tent, RV, or group camping. All boating is allowed as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming, There is one improved and two unimproved launch ramps located around the lake. Although remote, the lake is very popular for fishing holding a good number of rainbow and brook trout. For more information contact the Doublehead Ranger District at (530) 667-2246.

Mendocino Lake Map

Lake Mendocino is located approximately 65 miles northeast of Santa Rosa on the east fork of the Russian River above Coyote Dam at an elevation of 750 feet. Mendocino has 15 miles of oak covered shoreline and a surface area of 1,740 acres. There are several campgrounds located around the lake well suited for tents, trailers, RV's, or group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. There are two improved launch ramps and a full service marina with boat rentals and concessions available. As for the fisherman Lake Mendocino is very well know for the excellent striped bass and huge channel catfish action. Mendocino also holds a good population of bluegill, crappie, and smallmouth bass. For more information contact the Park Manager at (707) 462-7581. Lake Marina (707) 485-8644. Camping Reservations (707) 485-8644.

Oroville Lake Map

Lake Oroville is located approximately 75 miles northeast of Sacramento on the famous Feather River at an elevation of 950 feet. Lake Oroville has 15,500 surface acres and 169 miles of oak and chaparral covered shoreline. There are many camping facilities from improved with full hookups to boat-in located at the lake accommodating tents, RV's, or groups camping. All boating is permitted as well as overnight boating, water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. For the angler Oroville offers a wide variety of fishing including Coho and king salmon, trout, bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. For more information contact the Oroville State Recreation Department at (530) 538-2200. Lime Saddle Marina (800) 834-7517. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275. Bidwell Canyon Marina (800) 637-1767.

Pillsbury Lake Map

Lake Pillsbury is at an elevation of 1,818 feet in the pristine Mendocino National Forest approximately 100 miles from Santa Rosa situated on the famous Eel River. Pillsbury has several campgrounds located at the lake accommodating tents, RV's, and trailers. All boating is allowed including water-skiing and jet-skis as well as overnight boating. There is a full service marina, snack bar, grocery store, and restaurant located near the lake. Rental boats, bait, and tackle are located at the marina along with an improved launch ramp. Fisherman enjoy an abundance of rainbow and brown, sunfish, and an occasional salmon. For more information contact the USFS at (707) 275-2361. Lake Pillsbury Resort (707) 743-1581. Soda Creek Resort (707) 743-1593. Lake County Visitors Center (800) LAKESIDE.

Prosser Creek Reservoir Map

Prosser creek Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada In the beautiful Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,715 feet. Prosser is a 740 surface acre lake with 11 miles of sage covered shoreline. All boating is allowed under 10 MPH, no water-skiing or jet-skis allowed although swimming is permitted. There are several camping facilities located around the lake accommodating both tents and RV's with group camping available. Prosser offers some of the finest California trout fishing with both rainbow and brown trout ready to jump on the stringer. For more information call Mountain Hardware at (530) 587-4844. Truckee Ranger District (530) 478-6257. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Rollins Lake Map

Rollins Lake is located approximately 50 miles east of Sacramento in the majestic Western Sierra's. Rollins has a surface area of 825 acres with 26 miles of oak and pine covered shoreline. There are several camping facilities located near the lake suitable for tents, RV's, or group camping as well as boat-in camp sites only accessible by boat, here is a map of the Peninsula Campground. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis with a full service marina with rentals and supplies. Rollins has four improved launch facilities making it more convenient and less crowded. Rollins holds a large population of trout and a wide variety of species, including, rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and Eagle Lake along with sunfish, bass, catfish, and kokanee salmon. For more information contact. Rollins Lake Resort (530) 346-2837. Greenhorn Campground (530) 6100. Orchard Springs Campground (530) 346-2212.

Round Valley Reservoir Map

Round Valley Reservoir is located approximately 3 miles west of Greenville in the beautiful Plumas National Forest at an elevation of 4,600 feet. There is one campground located at the lake with 50 sites suitable for tents, RV's, or trailers with hot showers available. Boating is allowed but limited to fishing only with a 7.5 HP limit. No swimming or body contact with the water is permitted. There is one launch ramp and boat rentals are available. Round Valley Reservoir is famous for it's excellent black bass fishing, as well as quality catfish and bluegill. For more information contact the Round Valley Resort at (530) 258-7751. Plumas County Visitors Bureau (800) 326-2247.

Ruth Lake Map

Ruth lake is located between Red Bluff and Eureka on highway 36 at an elevation of 2,650 feet. Ruth lake was formed in 1962 by the damming of the Mad River and has a surface area of 1,200 acres. All boating is permitted as well as jet-skis, water-skiing, and swimming. There are several campgrounds located on the east side of the lake accommodating tents, RV's and trailers as well as a group camping area. The lake has a full service marina with boat rentals available and improved launching facilities. for the fisherman Ruth Lake offers a good population of rainbow trout, bass, and catfish and an occasional kokanee salmon. For more information contact Ruth Lake Community Services at (707) 574-6332. Lake Marina (707) 574-6524.

Shastina Lake Map

Lake Shastina is located approximately 30 miles south of Yreka in the shadows of Mt. Shasta on the Shasta River. Shastina does not have camping facilities but nearby Juanita lake does. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and swimming. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Tennis, golf, and a water slide offer added attractions for the outdoor enthusiast. Lake Shastina is well noted by local fishermen as an excellent trout fishery and the lake also holds a decent population of bass, bluegill, crappie, and silver salmon. For more information contact Lake Shastina at (530) 938-4624. Goosenest Ranger Station (530) 398-4391.

Siskiyou Lake Map

Lake Siskiyou is located approximately 65 miles northwest of Redding at an elevation of 3,181 feet, resting in the shadows of Mount Shasta. The lake has 5.5 miles of shoreline and with a surface area of 435 acres surrounded by majestic pine trees. Excellent camping facilities are located at the lake suitable for tent, group, or RV's; full hook-ups available. All boating is permitted although limited to a 10 mph speed restriction. The lake has a full service marina with rental boats and improved launch facilities. Siskiyou is well noted by fisherman for the excellent trout fishing and wide variety, including, rainbow, brown, Kamloop, and brook trout. For more information contact Lake Siskiyou (530) 926-2618, Lake Siskiyou Marina at (530) 926-2617.

Spaulding Lake Map

Lake Spaulding is located approximately 30 miles west of Truckee at an elevation of 5,015 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Spaulding has a surface area of 698 acres and is surrounded by granite rocks and conifer forested hillside. The lake has one campground that is suitable for tents of RV's and one undeveloped boat-in camping area. All boating is allowed including water-skiing and jet-skis, however, lake levels drop dramatically in the summer months making it difficult for launching. Fishing consists of rainbow and brown trout with excellent quality fish usually among the limits. For more information call PG&E Land Projects at (916) 386-5164.

Stampede Reservoir Map

Stampede Reservoir is located approximately 15 miles north of Truckee at an elevation of 5,949 feet in the Tahoe National Forest. The lake has a surface area of 3,450 acres and 25 miles of sage and coniferous shoreline. There are several campgrounds at the lake operated by the USFS that are suitable for tent, RV's or group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. Water levels drop dramatically toward the end of summer, however, extended low water launch ramps are available. Stampede holds a large number of trophy class rainbow and brown trout and the fisherman is commonly well rewarded. For more information call Truckee Ranger District (530) 478-6257. Tight Lines Guide Service at (530) 273-1986. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Trinity Lake Map

Trinity Lake is located just north of Redding along Interstate 5 at an elevation of 2,370 feet in the beautiful Trinity Alps. Trinity has 147 miles of pine, cedar, and oak covered shoreline with 16,400 surface acres of water. Many campgrounds are located around the lake offering group, RV, or tent camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. There are full service marinas with fishing, skiing, and houseboat rentals and improved launching facilities. Trinity holds a good population of trout, catfish, bass, bluegill, and kokanee salmon. For more information contact the USFS at (530) 623-2121. Wyntoon Resort (530) 266-3337. Cedar Stock Resort (530) 286-2225 Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Trinity Apls Marina (530) 286-2282, Trinity Center Marina (530) 286-2225.

West Valley Reservoir Map

West Valley Reservoir is located approximately 20 miles south of Alturas at an elevation of 4,780 feet. West Valley contains 970 surface acres of water with 7 miles of sparse shoreline. Only primitive camping facilities are available, however, overnight camping in you watercraft is allowed. The lake has one launch ramp and all boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis. The lake holds a good population of Eagle Lake trout, catfish, and Sacramento perch. For more information contact the Modoc County Ranger at (530) 233-3939.

Whiskeytown Lake Map

Whiskeytown Lake is located approximately 10 miles north of Redding at an elevation of 1,210 feet. The lake has 36 miles of coniferous shoreline and 3,250 surface acres of water. There are three campgrounds located around the lake accommodating tent, RV, (to 36 feet) and group camping. All boating is allowed as well as skiing and jet-skis with improved launch facilities and boat rentals available. Whiskeytown is an excellent fishing lake holding both a variety and quality fish, the most popular being trout and bass. For more information contact the Lake Administrator at (530) 241-6584. Oak Bottom Marina (530) 359-2269. Camping Reservations (800) 365-CAMP.

Eastern Sierra’s

Bridgeport Lake Map

Bridgeport Reservoir rests at an elevation of 6,500 feet near the quaint mountain community of Bridgeport. This 4,400 surface acre lake holds a large number of huge brown trout. All boating is permitted as well as overnight boating. There are two campgrounds located on the east shore along with a full service marina and improved launch facilities. Backpacking, swimming, biking, and hunting are also available in the area. For more information contact Falling Rock Marina (760) 932-7001. Kens Sporting Goods (760) 932-7707. Paradise Shores Park (760) 932-7735.

Convict Lake Map

Convict Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the Eastern Sierra with crystal clear water surrounded by steep rugged mountain peaks. Convict has three miles of pine-covered shoreline resting at an elevation of 7,583 feet. There are two campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tents or RV's (no hookups, open April through October). Power boats are permitted with launch facilities and rentals available. Convict holds a good population for both brown and rainbow trout with many trophy fish taken yearly. For more information contact Convict Lake Resort at (800) 992-2260.

Crowley Lake Map

Situated in the Eastern High Sierras at an elevation of 6,500 feet Crowley offers some of the best trout fishing in the state. This 650-acre lake is home to many ten pound plus brown trout. In addition to trout, Crowley also is famous for excellent Sacramento perch fishing. Trout season starts last Saturday April through July 31. All boating is permitted with improved launch facilities and rentals available. There are several campgrounds situated around the lake suitable for both tents and RV's; some with full service hookups. For more information call Crawley Lake Fish Camp at (760) 935-4301. Chamber of Commerce (760) 935-4666.

Huntington Lake Map

Huntington Lakes rests at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the majestic Sierra National Forest. This man-made lake is 6 miles long and 1/2 mile wide with 14 miles of forested shoreline. There are several campgrounds situated around the lake that are operated by USFS, suitable for tent, RV's and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis with full service marinas and improved launch facilities available. Huntington is well stocked with rainbow trout and also holds brown and brook trout as well as kokanee salmon. For more information contact Pine Ridge Ranger Station at (559) 855-5360. Rancheria Marina (559) 893-3234. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Eastwood Visitors Center (559) 893-6611.

Indian Creek Reservoir Map

Indian Creek Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Carson City, resting on the eastern slope of the Sierra's at an elevation of 5,650 feet. The lake has 160 surface acres of water and is surrounded by heavily pine forested shoreline. There are several campgrounds located at the lake accommodating tent. RV, and group camping (no hookups & no reservations excepted). Only small boats are permitted with a speed limitation of 5 mph, however, paved launching facilities are available. No swimming is allowed in the lake. Indian Creek Reservoir holds a good population of both rainbow and brown trout. For more information contact the Carson City BLM office at (775) 885-6000. Grover's Corner (530) 694-2562. Grover Hot Springs (530) 694-2248. Alpine Chamber of Commerce (530) 694-2475.

June Lakes Loop Map

June Lake Loop consists of four lakes just off of highway 395. Grant Lake is the largest with 1,100 surface acres. Gull Lake is the smallest with 64 acres situated on the eastern slope of the High Sierras at an elevation of 7,600 feet in the beautiful Alpine forest. Swimming, backpacking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and hunting are some leisure activities offered. Power boats are permitted with a 10 mph speed restriction with the exception of Grant Lake where water-skiing is permitted. Fishing is limited to brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout but catches are usually rewarding. June Lake, Gull Lake, and Silver Lake have camping facilities operated by the USFS. For more information contact June Lake Marina at (760) 648-7226. Silver Lake (760) 648-7525. Gull Lake (760) 648-7539. Grant Lake (760) 648-7964. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. June Lake Mountain Reservations (800) 648-2211.

Lundy Lake Map

Lundy Lake is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Lee Vining at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Lundy Lake is 1 mile long and 1/2 mile wide with a rocky aspen and pine covered shoreline. There are many hike-in lakes located near the lake and Lundy is the trailhead to the 20 lakes basin. Camping facilities are available at the lake suitable for tents, trailers, and RV's; full hook-ups available. Powered boats are allowed with a 10 mph speed restriction; hand launch only, however, rentals are available at the lake. The fishing at Lundy consists of rainbow, brown, and brook trout but is often very rewarding with both quantify and quality fish. There is a store located at the lake providing bait, tackle, groceries, and supplies. For more information contact Ken's Sporting Goods at (760) 932-7707. Mono County Parks (760) 932-7911.

Mammoth Lakes Map

The Mammoth Lakes basin rests at the doorway to the beautiful High Sierras. These lakes range from an elevation of 8,540 feet to 9,250 feet. These lakes are heavily stocked with rainbow trout and easily accessed by boat or foot. There are complete facilities located in the community of Mammoth Lakes within a short driving time. The Mammoth Lakes area has numerous camping facilities as well as cabins and resorts. Horseback riding, backpacking, hunting, boating, hiking, and skiing are some of the more popular activities available. Fishing in Mammoth lakes is excellent, all lakes are well stocked with rainbow trout and large native browns are not unusual in your catch. For more information contact Mammoth visitors center at (760) 924-5500. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Poconobe Resort (760) 934-2437. Lake Mary Marina (760) 934-5353. Mammoth Mountain RV Park (760) 934-3822. Mammoth Reservation Bureau (800) 462-5571.

Rock Creek Lake Map

Rock Creek Lake is located approximately 25 miles east of Bishop at an elevation of 9,682 feet in the beautiful Rock Creek Canyon of the Inyo National Forest. Rock Creek Lake contains 65 surface acres of clear, cold, snow melt water. Camping facilities are located near the lake accommodating both tents and RV's; group camping available. Powered boats are allowed although a 5 mph speed limit is enforced. Unimproved launch facilities are available as well as boat rentals at Rock Creek Lake Resort. Fishing is excellent at the lake as well as numerous nearby streams. Rainbow, brown, and brook trout provide a majority of the action but eastern brook and golden trout are also common among limits. For more information contact Rock Creek lakes Resort at (760) 935-4311. Rock Creek Lodge (760) 935-4170. Tom's Place Resort (760) 935-4493. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. White Mountain Ranger District (760) 873-2500. Also check out www.rockcreeklake.com for information on Rock Creek Lake and surrounding areas.

Saddlebag Lake Map

Saddlebag Lake is located approximately 13 miles northeast of Lee Vining at an elevation of 10,090 feet and is the highest lake in California that is reachable by road. Saddlebag is situated near the entrance of Yosemite and offers a beautiful, rugged, glacial environment. Boating is limited to small craft (to 16 feet), unimproved launching facilities are available as well as rental boats. There is one campground at the lake suitable for both tents and small RV's. Fishing consists of rainbow, brook, golden, and Kamloop trout and is usually very rewarding for the angler. Concessions are available as well as bait, tackle, and miscellaneous supplies. For more information contact Mono Lake Ranger District at (760) 647-3044. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Tahoe Lake Map

Nicknamed "The Lake of the Sky" by Mark Twain. Tahoe rests at the elevation of 6,230 feet in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. Lake Tahoe is approximately 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and 72 miles around. Tahoe is famous for crystal clear waters, beautiful mackinaw and Kokanee salmon, and many attractions and activities around the lake. Lake Tahoe has numerous camping facilities located around the lake. Sand Harbor is great for lying around and absorbing the alpine sun. Swimming, fishing, hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding are some activities that are available. For more information contact the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority at (800) 288-2463. Forest Service Camping (530) 544-5994. State Parks Camping (800) 444-7275. City of South Lake Tahoe Camping (530) 542-6096. Tahoe City Parks & Recreation Camping (530) 583-5544. Kingfish Guide Service (530) 525-5360. North Lake Tahoe Marina (530) 546-8248. Lakeside Marina (530) 541-6626. Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce (530) 541-5255.

Topaz Lake Map

Topaz rests on the California - Nevada state line at an elevation of 5,012 feet. Topaz Lake has approximately 25 miles of shoreline surrounded by sage covered mountains. Topaz is closed for fishing from October 1st through the end of December. The lake permits all boating as well as overnight boating and jet-skis. Topaz has improved launch facilities, a full service marina and boat rentals available. There are several campground situated around the lake, most with full service hookups. Topaz offers excellent fishing with rainbow trout heavily stocked and large native brown trout abundant. For more information contact the Douglas County Recreation Area at (775) 266-3343. Topaz Lake RV Park (530) 495-2357. Topaz Marina (775) 266-3236.

Twin Lakes Map

Twin Lakes are located approximately 12 miles southwest of Bridgeport at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the beautiful Eastern Sierra's. Complete resort and marine facilities are available with several campgrounds suitable for tent, RV, and group camping. Power water craft is allowed (water-skiing in upper lake only) and boat rentals are available at the marina as well as improved launch facilities. Groceries, bait, tackle, and cabins are available near the lake. Twin Lakes provide excellent fishing for large rainbow and brown trout and also contains a good population of eastern brook and Kamloop trout. For more information contact Twin Lakes Resort at (760) 932-7751. Upper Twin Lakes (760) 932-7071. Bridgeport Ranger District (760) 932-7070. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Mono Village (760) 932-7071. Doc and Al's Resort (760) 932-7051.

Virginia Lakes Map

Virginia Lakes are located approximately 20 miles southeast of Lee Vining at an elevation of 9,700 feet in the Sierra National Forest. Virginia Lakes consists of ten small lakes and offers a wilderness like setting with adequate supplies and facilities located near the lakes. There are two improved camping facility accommodating both tents and RV's (no hookups); group camping available. Boating is limited to non-powered and electric boats with a 10 mph restriction; launching facilities and rentals are available. Virginia Lakes is truly the trout fisherman's paradise providing both quality and quantity rainbow and German brown trout. Groceries, cabins, bait, tackle, and public bathing facilities are available at the lakes. For more information contact Bridgeport Ranger District at (760) 932-7070. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Virginia Lakes Resort (760) 647-6484. Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit (760) 937-0326.

Central California

Alpine Lake Map

Alpine Lake is located Approximately 55 miles southeast of Angels Camp at an elevation of 7,230 feet in the pristine Stanislaus National Forest. The lake has a surface area of 179 acres. All boating is allowed within a 10 mph speed limit. Campgrounds are located near the lake suitable for both tents and RV's along with a overflow area available. Rental boats are available as well as groceries, bait, tackle, gas, and a snack bar. Alpine is well noted by local fisherman as a premier lake for trophy rainbow trout. For more information contact USFS at (209) 795-1381. Western Sports Shop (415) 456-5454. Lake Alpine Lodge (209) 753-6358.

Aqueduct (Kern County) Map

The California Aqueduct is the principal water conveyance structure for the California State Water Project and is the first statewide water resources development in the United States. The Aqueduct runs from the Delta east of San Francisco, south 293 miles to the Tehachapi Mountains where it is pumped over the mountains to Los Angeles. The Aqueduct consists of a concrete canal, 40 ft. wide at the base, and has an average depth flow of 30 feet. Many areas along the Aqueduct are accessible for fishing, which can be enjoyed day or night. The California Aqueduct holds a wide variety of fish species, including striped and largemouth bass, catfish, carp, bluegill, and crappie. The excellent big catfish and striped bass fishing are most popular with Aqueduct anglers. Kern County Fishing Information (805) 833-8657.

Bass Lake Map

Bass Lake is located approximately 55 miles east of Madera at an elevation of 3,400 feet in the beautiful Sierra National Forest. Bass Lake contains 1,165 surface acres of water and is extremely popular for both fishing and water skiing. Multiple camping facilities are located around the lake accommodating tents, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis. Improved launching facilities are available as well as boat rentals, gas, bait, tackle, and groceries. Bass Lake holds both a variety of species of fish including rainbow and brown trout, catfish, bluegill, perch, crappie, bass, and Kokanee salmon. For more information contact Mariposa Ranger District at (559) 683-4665. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. The Pines Resort (800) 350-7463. Forks Resort (559) 642-3737. Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce (559) 642-3676.

Berryessa Lake Map

Berryessa is located in the beautiful wine country of the Napa Valley at an elevation of 440 feet. Lake Berryessa is one of the largest manmade lakes in California with a surface area of 13,000 acres and 175 miles of shoreline. The surrounding shoreline is covered with majestic oak and Manzanita. Water temperature in the summer can reach a comfortable 75 degrees that is excellent for swimming and water skiing. Rainbow and brown trout, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and silver salmon are all abundant. There are several resorts and camping facilities located on the west side of the lake. For more information contact the County of Solano Parks Department at (707) 421-7975. Spanish Flat Resort (707) 966-7700. Lake Berryessa Marina Resort (707) 966-2161. Napa Chamber of Commerce (707) 226-7455.

Blue Lakes  Map

Blue Lakes is located approximately 40 miles west of South Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 8,000 feet in the El Dorado National Forest. Both the upper and lower lakes have unimproved launch facilities suitable for small boats only. There are four campgrounds located near the lakes suitable for tents, trailers or RV's. Come prepared, facilities are limited. Blue Lakes offers excellent alpine trout fishing in a primitive and serene setting. For more information contact the PG&E Land Projects at (916) 386-5164. Sorenson's Resort (530) 694-2203.

Buena Vista Lakes Map

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area is located off of Taft Highway, 23 miles southwest of Bakersfield and 12 miles east of Taft. Lake Evans and the larger Lake Webb make up the popular 1,586 acre lake operated by the Kern County Parks and Recreation Department. Complete modern facilities for camping (view campground map), picnicking, swimming, and boating are available here as well as food and fuel. Lake Evans has a surface area of 86 acres and Lake Webb has 873 acres. All boating is allowed in both lakes, however Lake Evans is restricted to a 5 MPH speed limit and Lake Webb at 45 MPH. The lakes close at 10 p.m. but 24 hour fishing is allowed in the campground area. Both lakes are very popular for big catfish, huge striped bass, and crappie. In the winter months Lake Evans is well stocked with trout to 7 lb. Buena Vista, PO Box 1042, Taft, CA 93268 (661) 861-2063. Concessions Lake Evans (661) 763-1268. Concessions Lake Webb (661) 763-1770. Campground Reservations (661) 868-7050. Fishing Information (661) 833-8657. Lake office (661) 861-2063. Park Ranger (661) 861-2062. Kern County Parks Department (661) 868-7000. On the web at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/parks/bv.htm

Camanche Lake Map

Lake Camanche is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Stockton at an elevation of 235 feet in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Camanche has 53 miles of shoreline and holds 7,700 surface acres of water. There are several campgrounds located around the lake suitable for tents and RV's; full hook-ups available. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and jet-skis, improved launching facilities available. Camanche holds a good population of trout, catfish, bluegill, crappie, bass, and Kokanee salmon. For more information contact Rod Benders Guide Service at (916) 354-3333 or Camanche Recreation Company at (209) 763-5121. North Shore Store (209) 763-5166.

Camp Far West Lake Map

Camp Far West Lake is located approximately 30 miles west of Auburn. Camp Far West rests at an elevation of 320 feet and contains 2,000 surface acres of water with 29 miles of grassy foothill shoreline. Camp Far West has several campgrounds available around the lake suitable for tents and RV's; full hook-ups and group camping available. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. Boat rentals are available at the marina as well as gas, groceries, bait, tackle, and snacks. Camp Far West Lake is very popular for its premier bass fishing and also holds a good population of crappie and catfish. For more information contact Camp Far West Lake at (530) 633-0803. North Shore Resort (530) 633-0803

Caples Lake Map

Caples Lake is located approximately 60 miles east of Jackson at an elevation of 7,950 feet in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. Caples contains 600 surface acres of clear blue water. The lake has one camping facility with 35 sites accommodating both tents and RV's. All boating is permitted with a 5 mph speed restriction. Improved launching facilities and boat rentals are available at the lake. The lake is limited to trout for the fisherman however a good quality and quantity rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat are available. For more information contact Amador Ranger Station at (209) 295-4251. Caples Lake Resort (209) 258-8888. Kirkwood Resort (209) 258-6000.

Chabot Lake Map

Lake Chabot is located just a short hop outside Oakland. Services include rental of canoes and boats (electric, paddle boats, or oars), a coffee shop, picnicking, grassy play area, horseshoe pits, hiking, bicycling, jogging, and running trails, and seasonal lake tours aboard the Chabot Queen. Lake Chabot is stocked with trout and catfish. A popular event is the annual spring fishing derby. The several fishing piers include one with access for the disabled, and there is a wheelchair ramp from the parking lot to the marina. There are several campgrounds located near the lake accommodating both tent and RV's; reservations required. For more information contact the East Bay Regional Park at (510) 562-PARK. Chabot Lake (510) 247-2526. Camping Reservations (510) 562-CAMP.

Cherry Lake Map

Cherry Lake is located approximately 40 miles east of Sanora at elevation of 4,750 feet in the rugged back country of the Stanislaus National Forest. The lake contains 4 square surface miles of water surrounded by heavily timbered pine and cedar shoreline. There is one campground located at the lake with 46 sites suitable for both tents and RV's; boat camping allowed on the east side of the lake. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing and swimming. For the fisherman Cherry Lake offers excellent rainbow, brown, and brook trout fishing as well as an occasional Coho salmon. For more information contact the Groveland Ranger District at (209) 962-7825. Campground Management Enterprises (209) 742-5977.

Coyote Reservoir Map

Coyote Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles northwest of San Jose at an elevation of 777 feet in the oak covered hillsides near Gilroy. There is one campground located near the lake accommodating both tents and RV's (no reservations & no hookups). All boating is allowed as well as water skiing and jet skis with a speed restriction of 35 mph; improved launching facilities are available. There is a good swimming beach with lifeguards during the summer months. The lake holds a good population of bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and trout seasonally. For more information contact Coyote Lake Park at (408) 842-7800. Reed's Sports Shop (480) 926-3020.

Del Valle Reservoir Map

Del Valle Reservoir is located approximately 15 miles east of Livermore at an elevation of 700 feet in the oak covered hills of the Sierra Nevada's. The lake has a surface area of 750 acres with 16 miles of shoreline. There are several campgrounds located around the lake suitable for tent, RV's, and group camping; sewer and water hookups available. All boating is allowed with a speed restriction of 10 mph; launching facilities and boat rentals available. Swimming is restricted to beach areas where lifeguard is on duty. Fishing at Del Valle consists of trout, catfish, bluegill, and bass. For more information contact Del Valle Park at (925) 373-0332. Del Valle Marina at (925) 449-5201. Camping Reservations (510) 636-1684.

Don Pedro Lake Map

Don Pedro is situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills due east of Modesto and 39 miles from Stockton at an elevation of 800 feet. Don Pedro offers 160 miles of shoreline with nearly 13,000 surface acres of water. Boating, swimming, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing and house boating are some activities enjoyed at the lake. There are three recreation areas situated around the lake with a total of 550 campsites, some with full utility hook-ups for RV.'s, the rest with access for water and hot showers. There are two full service marinas on the water, one at Fleming Meadows on the West Shore, and one at Moccasin Point on the East Shore. Don Pedro is one of California's premier warm water fisheries most noted for excellent largemouth bass fishing. Camping reservations may be made up to one year but no less than seven days in advance of the designated date of arrival. Reservations are site-specific so favorite campsites may be reserved. Reservations are handled by the Don Pedro Recreation Agency and can be made through the mail, in person, at the Agency headquarters by the dam, or by phone using a Visa or Master Card, (209) 852-2396. For more information contact Lake Don Pedro Marina at (209) 852-2369.

Eastman Lake Map

Eastman Lake is located approximately 28 miles northeast of Chowchilla. The lake contains 1,780 surface acres of water in the oak covered rolling foothills. Camping is available at the lake accommodating both tents and RV's; hook-ups and group camping available. Power boats are permitted and launching facilities are available. Eastman is a designated trophy bass fishery with a 22 inch, 1 fish limit. Eastman Lake is an excellent warm water fishing lake providing excellent largemouth bass and catfish action. The lake also holds a good population of bluegill, crappie, and seasonal trout. For more information contact the Eastman Lake Park Manager at (559) 689-3255. Lefty's Lure Company (209) 673-4607.

Echo Lake Map

Echo Lake is located approximately 55 miles northeast of Placerville at an elevation of 7,415 feet in the beautiful Sierra Nevada's. Echo Lake is one of the most beautiful natural lakes found in the high Sierra's. Camping is not allowed around the lake. All boating is permitted in the lower lake, no water-skiing in the upper lake. Full service marina, launching facilities, boat rentals, groceries, bait, tackle, and gas are available. Although very rewarding, fishing is limited to Kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. For more information contact Echo Lake at (530) 659-7207.

Fallen Leaf Lake Map

Fallen Leaf Lake is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Tahoe City at an elevation of 6,400 feet just south of Lake Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe basin management unit. Fallen Leaf has two campgrounds available with over 200 sites suitable for both tents and RV's (to 40 feet). All boating is permitted and rentals available at the lake. Gas and launching facilities are available as well as bait, tackle, groceries, and supplies. Fishing is limited to rainbow, brown, and mackinaw trout but usually very rewarding. For more information contact US Forest Service (530) 573-2600. Camp Shelly (530) 541-6985. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Lake Store (530) 541-4671.  Lake Marina (530) 544-0787.

Folsom Lake Map

Folsom Lake is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Sacramento along Highway 80 at an elevation of 466 feet. The lake has an 11,950 surface acres and 75 miles of shoreline. There are several camping facilities as well as boat-in camping areas available. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming. Full service marina and improved launching ramps as well as boat rentals and storage available. The lake also has several day use picnic areas along with bait, tackle, and groceries. Folsom contains a large variety of fish including rainbow and brown trout, Coho salmon, crappie, catfish, bluegill, perch, sturgeon, and bass. For more information contact Folsom Lake at (916) 988-0205. Tackle Pro (916) 761-9230. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

French Meadows Reservoir Map

French Meadows Reservoir is located on the American River approximately 58 miles east of Auburn at an elevation of 5,200 feet in the majestic Sierra Nevada's. French Meadows Reservoir is man-made and contains 1,920 surface acres of water and is approximately 3 1/2 miles long. There are numerous camping facilities available suitable for tent and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and jet skis with improved launching facilities available. French Meadows is most popular for quality brown trout fishing but the lake also holds rainbow, Kamloop and cutthroat trout. For more information contact Auburn Outdoor Sports at (530) 885-9200. Foresthill Ranger District (530) 478-6254. Campground Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Havasu Lake Map

Lake Havasu is situated in the desert between Arizona and California at an elevation of 482 feet. Located above the Parker Dam on the Colorado River, Havasu is 45 miles long and ranges in width from one mile to three miles. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis and boat camping. Many campgrounds and improved launching facilities are available as well as fishing and houseboat rentals. Full resort facilities are available including an airport, golf courses, tennis courts, casino gaming and boat tours. for the angler Havasu holds an abundance of catfish, bluegill, crappie, large mouth, and striped bass make fishing very popular. For more information contact the Tourism Bureau at (520) 453-3444. Topcock Gorge Marina (520) 768-2325. Desert Hills RV Park (520) 764-3113. London Bridge KOA (520) 764-3500. River Lodge Resort (760) 663-3891. Lake Havasu Marina (520) 855-2159. Beachcombers Resort (520) 855-2322.

Hell Hole Reservoir Map

Hell Hole Reservoir is located approximately 75 miles northeast of Auburn at an elevation of 4,700 feet in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. The lake contains 1,300 surface acres of water surrounded by rugged rocky shoreline. Camping facilities are available suitable for both tents and RV's just two miles from the lake with tent camping only permitted at the lake; boat-in camping available (no reservations accepted). All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and swimming; improved launching facilities available. Fishing is limited to rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and Kamloop trout and Kokanee salmon and is often very rewarding. For more information contact Georgetown Ranger District at (530) 333-4312. Auburn Outdoor Sports (530-) 885-9200.

Hensley Lake Map

Hensley Lake is located northeast of Madera at an elevation of 540 feet. The lake contains 1,570 surface acres with 25 miles of oak and granite covered shoreline. There is one campground with 55 sites suitable for both tents and RV's; group camping available. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing, jet skis, and swimming; two improved launch ramps are available. For the angler, Hensley is most noted for its excellent largemouth bass fishing and summer night catfishing. Hensley also holds a good population of crappie and bluegill as well as frequently planted trout in the winter. For more information contact Hensley lake at (559) 673-5151. Lefty's Lure Company (209) 673-4607. Camping Reservations (877) 444-6777.

Hume Lake Map

Hume Lake is located approximately 45 miles east of Fresno at an elevation of 5,220 feet in the majestic Sequoia National Forest. Hume Lake has a surface area of 85 acres surrounded by beautiful giant sequoia trees. Camping facilities are available accommodating both tents and RV's with two group camps available by reservation only. Boating is limited to non-powered or electric motors with a 5 mph speed restriction, hand launch only. Rentals are available at Christian Camp. Fishing at Hume consists of rainbow and German brown trout and is well noted by local fisherman for both quantity and quality. For more information contact the Hume Lake Ranger District at (559) 338-2251. Hume Lake General Store (559) 335-2881. Sequoia Family Camp (559) 335-2382. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Ice House Reservoir Map

Ice House Reservoir is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Placerville at an elevation of 5,500 feet in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. The surface area of the lake is 678 acres. There are four camping facilities available suitable for both tents and RV's. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing, and swimming; launching facilities available. Ice House is well known for its trophy class brown trout and also holds a good population of rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. For more information contact the Pacific ranger Station at (530) 644-6048. Ice House Resort (530) 293-3321. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Isabella Lake Map

Lake Isabella is situated in the beautiful Kern River Valley along Highway 178 approximately 45 miles northwest of Bakersfield. Lake Isabella is fed by the "Mighty Kern River" and is a major irrigation water resource for the San Joaquin Valley farmer. The surface of the lake is 11,000 acres with a shoreline of 38 miles. Numerous well-maintained camping facilities are located around the lake suitable for tent of RV's. Fishing is allowed 24 hours and the summer months offer some "cool" catfishing. There are three marinas on the lake where boat rentals, tackle, and snacks are available. Lake Isabella is well known by local anglers for the excellent catfish, crappie, and pre-spawn bass fishing. For more information contact the Kern River Valley Visitors Council (760) 379-5646. Boat Patrol Office (760) 379-2806. Dean's North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812; French Gulch Marina (760) 379-8774; Kern Valley Marina (760) 379-1634; Fishing Information (661) 833-8657.

Jenkinson Lake Map

Jenkinson Lake is located approximately 60 miles east of Sacramento just off Highway 50. Jenkinson rests at an elevation of 3,478 feet in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. The lake has a surface area of 640 acres with nine miles of evergreen covered shoreline. There are several camping facilities available suitable for tents, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming; improved launching facilities available. Rentals available at the lake May through September. For the fisherman Jenkinson holds a good population of smallmouth bass, trout, and bluegill. For more information contact Sly Park Recreation Area at (530) 644-2545. Sly Park Resort (530) 644-1113. Camping Reservations (530) 644-2792.

Kaweah Lake Map

Lake Kaweah is at an elevation of 694 feet in the foothills 17 miles east of Visalia. The construction of Terminus Dam was complete in 1962, forming Lake Kaweah. The lake has a surface area of 1,945 acres and 22 miles of oak and granite covered shoreline, during spring run-off Kaweah stores 143,000 acre feet of water. Kaweah is open 24 hours for boating and fishing, houseboats are available for overnight rental at Kaweah Marina. A well-maintained campground with showers is located at Horse Creek. Kaweah Lake has a very large population of decent size largemouth bass that offer great year round bass action; bluegill and catfish are also very popular and plentiful. For more information contact the Corps of Engineers at (559) 597-2301. Kaweah Marina (559) 597-2526. Ranger Programs (559) 597-2301. Boat Patrol Office (559) 597-2437. Fishing Information (661) 833-8657.

Kern River Map (Lower)

This portion of the Kern River extends from the Lower Richbar picnic area to Hart Park. Although the Kern River is considered to be a navigable waterway, only a small portion can be safely used by rafters. This 20-mile stretch of the Kern offers a wide variety of fishing from nighttime catfishing to topwater smallmouth action. Lake Ming and Hart Park are just a few miles from Bakersfield along this lower portion and offer some fine picnicking, swimming, boating, and camping. Greenhorn Ranger District (805) 871-2223; Kern County Parks Dept. (805) 861-2345; Fishing Information. (805) 833-8657.

Kern River Map (Middle)

This majestic, rugged, canyon portion of the Kern River extends from Lake Isabella to the Upper Richbar picnic area. This portion of the Kern River has very steep canyon walls and extremely torrent water flows during spring run-off. The middle Kern River offers a variety of outdoor activities as well as some fine camping areas, however the only developed campgrounds are Hobo and Sandy Flat. Trout, as well as catfish, smallmouth, and largemouth bass are abundant in this portion of the river. Kern River Valley Visitors Council (619) 379-5646; Hunting Information (209) 222-3761; White Water Rafting (619) 379-4616; or (619) 379-4685; Fishing Info (805) 833-8657.

Kern River Map (Upper)

This beautiful 35 mile stretch of the Upper Kern River from Lake Isabella to Quaking Aspen offers a wide variety of year round recreation from rock climbing to rafting. With the cooler climate, great camping areas, and excellent fishing, the Upper Kern has become a very popular summer vacation get-away for many Southern Californian's. The Forest Service and CLM maintains six developed campgrounds as well as several dispersed camping areas along this stretch of the upper Kern River. The Upper Kern is well stocked with catchable size rainbow trout by the Department of Fish and Game with some areas also holding a decent population of native trout. Kern River Valley Visitors Council (619) 379-5646; Hunting Information (209) 222-3761; Campground Reservations (NRRS) (800) 280-2267; White Water Rafting (619) 379-4616; or (619) 379-4685; Kern Valley Golf Course (619) 376-2828; Kernville Ranger Station (619) 376-3781; Fishing Info (805) 833-8657.

Loon Lake Map

Loon Lake is located approximately 100 miles from Sacramento at an elevation of 6,500 feet in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area. The Forest Service maintains several camping facilities suitable for both tents, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as swimming and water-skiing. Improved  launching facilities are available. Fishing is limited to rainbow and brown trout and is usually very rewarding. For more information contact the Pacific Ranger Station at (530) 644-6048. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Lower Bear River Reservoir Map

Lower Bear River Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles east of Jackson at an elevation of 5,850 feet in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. The lake has a surface area of 727 acres surrounded by pristine evergreen shoreline. Several camping facilities are available suitable for both tents and RV's; reservations are recommended. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and swimming; full service marina and launching facilities are available. Fishing is limited to rainbow, Mackinaw, and brown trout, however, often rewarding for the fisherman. Snack bar, groceries, hot showers, laundromat, and supplies are available at nearby Bear River Resort. For more information contact Amador Ranger Station at (209) 295-4251. Camping Reservations (209) 295-4512. Lower Bear River Resort (209) 295-4868.

Mead Lake Map

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McClure Lake Map

Lake McClure is located approximately 50 miles east of Modesto at an elevation of 870 feet in the Mother Lode Country of the Sierra Foothills. Lake McClure has a surface area of 7,100 acres with 82 miles of oak and pine covered shoreline. There are numerous camping facilities available around the lake suitable for tents, RV's, and group camping; full service hook-ups available. All boating is permitted as well as jet skis and water skis with full service marina's and improved launch ramps available. Rental boats as well as house boats and jet skis are available at the marina. McClure has a good population of bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, perch, and trout. Snack bars, grocery stores, bait, tackle, hot showers, and gasoline are available at the lake. For more information contact McClure Point Marina at (209) 378-2441. Barrett Cove Marina (209) 378-2441. Horseshoe Bend Marina (209) 378-2441

Millerton Lake Map

Millerton Lake is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Fresno and has an abundance of modern picnic, camping, and marine facilities. Millerton has a surface area of 5,000 acres and more than 40 miles of shoreline. There are numerous camping facilities available accommodating tents, RV's (to 36 feet), and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing, jet skis, and swimming; full service marina and launch facility available. Millerton is an excellent warm water fishery holding a large number of bass, catfish, bluegill, and trout seasonally. For more information contact Millerton Lake State Recreation Area at (559) 822-2332. Lost Lake Recreation Area (559) 488-3004. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Ming Lake Map

Lake Ming is located 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield, off of Hwy. 178 along Alfred Harrell Hwy. Lake Ming consists of 107 surface acres of water and is fed by the "Mighty Kern" River. Lake Ming is very well known for speedboat racing and water skiing. Fishing is allowed from specified areas along the shoreline, October through March, 8 a.m. to sundown. There are 50 well maintained campsites located near Lake Ming, along the Kern River, with hot showers and plenty of grass; no hook-ups. Boat rentals and concessions are not available, swimming, or tube fishing are not allowed. The local angler knows Lake Ming holds a large population of 5 lb.+ largemouth bass as well as numerous big bluegills. Adding to the action, Ming is well stocked with rainbow trout throughout the winter months. Lake Ming (661) 861-2345; Park Ranger (661) 872-5149; Fishing Information. (661) 833-8657.

Modesto Reservoir Map

Modesto Reservoir is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Stockton at an elevation of 220 feet. The lake has a surface area of 2,700 acres with 31 miles of pasture shoreline. Camping is limited to one improved campground with 90 sites suitable for both tents and RV's, however, primitive camping is unlimited and overnight boat camping is permitted. All boating is allowed as well as jet skis, water skiing, and swimming. Full service marina, improved launch ramps, and rentals are available. Bait, tackle, groceries, hot showers, and fuel are available. Modesto Reservoir is an excellent warm water fishery holding a good population of bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie. For more information contact Modesto Reservoir Marina at (209) 874-9540.

New Hogan Lake Map

New Hogan Lake is located approximately 40 miles east of Stockton at an elevation of 715 feet in the Sierra Nevada foothills. New Hogan has a surface area of 4,400 acres with 50 miles of oak covered shoreline. There are several campgrounds at the lake suitable for tents, RV's, group, and boat-in camping. There is a full service marina, launch facilities, and rentals are available. All boating is permitted as well as jet skis, water skiing, night boating (15 mph speed restriction) and swimming. Grocery store, bait, tackle, hot showers, dry storage, and fuel are available at the lake. New Hogan contains a good number of trout, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and bass. For more information contact New Hogan Lake at (209) 772-1343. New Hogan Marina (209) 772-1462.

New Melones Lake Map

New Melones Lake is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Sonora in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's in the heart of the Mother Lode Gold Country at an elevation of 1,088 feet. New Melones contains 12,500 surface acres of water with over 100 miles of shoreline and is considered one of California's prime recreation lakes. There are several campgrounds located near the lake suitable for both tents and RV's. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and jet skis. A full service marina is available as well as improved launch facilities and boat rentals. New Melones holds a large population of bass and catfish with numerous amounts of crappie, bluegill, and trout available as well. For more information contact New Melones Park Manager at (209) 536-9094. New Melones Marina (209) 785-3300.

Pardee Lake Map

Pardee Lake is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Stockton at an elevation of 568 feet in the Sierra Foothills in the heart of the Mother Lode Country. Pardee contains 2,200 surface acres with 43 miles of shoreline. There are over 100 campsites available suitable for both tents, RV's, and group camping; full hook-ups available. Power boats are permitted, however, no water-skiing, jet-skis, or body contact with the water. Pardee has a full service marine, improved launching facilities, and rentals available. There is a restaurant, snack bar, grocery store, and laundromat available at the lake. Pardee holds a wide variety of species of fish including rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and bass. For more information contact the Pardee Lake Marina at (209) 772-1472.

Pine Flat Lake Map

Pine Flat Lake is located approximately 30 miles east of Fresno at an elevation of 960 feet in the rolling hills of the Sierra's. Pine Flat contains 4,300 surface acres of water with 68 miles of shoreline that is generally open and accessible. Several campgrounds are available accommodating both tents and RV's; full hook-ups available. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing, jet skis, swimming, and overnight boating (no shoreline camping). Full service marinas, improved launching facilities, and boat rentals are available. Pine Flat holds a good population of largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, and trout seasonally. For more information contact Pine Flat Lake at (559) 787-2589. Lombardo's Marina (559) 787-2207. Sunnyslope Camp (559) 787-2730. Lakeridge Resort (559) 787-2260. USFS - Kirch Flat Camp (559) 855-8321.

Pinecrest Lake Map

Pinecrest Lake is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Sanora at an elevation of 5,600 feet in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest. Pinecrest has a surface area of 300 acres with approximately 4 miles of tree covered shoreline. Numerous camping facilities are located near the lake suitable for tents, RV's, and group camping. Power boats are permitted with a speed restriction of 20 mph; no water-skiing or jet-skis, however, swimming is allowed in designated areas. The Lake has a full service marina with rentals and improved launching facilities. Pinecrest Resort located near the lake has a restaurant, grocery store, bait, tackle, cabin rentals, and fuel. Fishing is limited to rainbow, brown, and brook trout, but is often very rewarding. For more information contact the Summit Ranger Station at (209) 965-3434. Pinecrest Sporting Goods (209) 965-3637. Camping Reservations (209) 965-3116. Pinecrest Lake Resort (209) 965-3411.

Pinto Lake Map

Pinto lake is located approximately 5 miles west of Watsonville and is under the jurisdiction of the City of Watsonville. The lake contains 92 surface acres of water. Camping is limited although RV sites with full hook-ups are available. Power boats are permitted with a restriction of 5 mph; rentals available. Pinto Lake holds a good population of rainbow trout (seasonal), catfish, crappie, bass, and bluegill. For more information contact Pinto Lake at (831) 722-8129.

Salt Springs Reservoir Map

Salt Springs Reservoir is located approximately 55 miles east of Jackson just off Highway 88 at an elevation of 3,900 feet in the spectacular El Dorado National Forest. The lake has a surface area of 961 acres surrounded by forested shoreline. Camping is limited to 22 sites; no drinking water, no fees; RV's and tents acceptable. Power boats are permitted, however, launching facilities are usable only during high lake levels otherwise hand launch only. Fishing is limited to rainbow, brown, and brook trout. For more information contact Amador Ranger District at (209) 295-4251.

San Luis Reservoir Map

San Luis Reservoir is located approximately 16 miles west of Los Banos at an elevation of 544 feet in the eastern foothills of the Diablo Mountain Range. This huge reservoir has a surface area of 13,800 feet and 65 miles of oak covered shoreline. Camping facilities are available for tents, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing, jet skis, and swimming; improved launch facilities available. San Luis holds a good population of catfish, crappie, bluegill, striped and black bass as well as an occasional sturgeon. For more information contact San Luis Reservoir at (209) 826-1196. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275. Felton Boat Rentals (209) 826-7059. Santa Nella RV Park (209) 826-3105. San Luis Reservoir Park (209) 826-5542.

Shaver Lake Map

Shaver Lake is located approximately 60 miles east of Fresno at an elevation of 5,370 feet at the foot of the John Muir Trail. The lake contains 2,000 surface acres of water and is surrounded by granite covered shorelines. Two campgrounds are available at the lake suitable for both tents and RV's; full hook-ups available. All boating is permitted as well as jet skis, water skiing, and swimming; full service marinas and launch facilities available. Shaver holds a good population of largemouth & smallmouth bass, catfish, rainbow, brook, and rainbow trout. For more information contact the Pineridge Ranger District at (559) 855-5360. Sierra Marina (559) 841-2207. USFS Camping Information (559) 855-5360. So Cal Edison Camping Information (559) 841-3134.

Silver Lake Map

Silver Lake is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 7,200 feet in the El Dorado National Forest. Camping is available accommodating both tents and RV's. All boating is permitted; launch ramps and rentals are available. Kay's Silver Lake Resort has a restaurant, grocery store, bait, tackle, laundromat, and fuel available. Fishing is limited to rainbow and brown trout but is often very rewarding for the angler. For more information contact Amador Ranger District at (209) 295-4251. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Plasse's Resort (209) 258-8814. Kit Carson Lodge (209) 258-8500. Kay's Silver Lake Resort (209) 258-8598.

Success Lake Map

Lake Success rests at an elevation of 640 feet in the Southern Sierra foothills, 8 miles east of Porterville. Construction of the earth filled dam was completed in 1961. The lake has a surface area of 2,450 acres with 30 miles of shoreline and holds 82,000 acre-feet of water. Boating and fishing is allowed 24 hours and the summer night bass action is excellent. Boat rentals, bait, tackle, food, and fuel are available at Success Marina located on the east side of the lake. Overnight houseboat rentals are available also from the marina. A well maintained campground "with hot showers" rests on the east side of the lake. The 1,400-acre wildlife area on the northwest side of the lake is open for public use with hunting allowed, shotguns only, during appropriate seasons. Lake Success is best known for the fantastic pre-spawn bass bite, as well as quality year round bass action. Lake Success also hold a good population of crappie, catfish, bluegill, and trout seasonally, For more information contact the Corps of Engineers at (559) 784-0215. Success Marina (559) 781-2078. Ranger Programs (559) 784-0215. Boat Patrol Office (559) 784-4797. 24 hour Information hotline (559) 783-9200.

Tulloch Lake Map

Lake Tulloch is located approximately 45 miles west of Stockton at an elevation of 510 feet in the heart of California Gold Country. Campgrounds are available accommodating both tents and RV's; full hookups available. All boating is permitted as well al water-skiing, jet-skis, swimming; and overnight boating. Improved launch facilities and full service marina available. Boat rentals and fuel are available at the marina. Tulloch holds a wide variety of species of fish including both smallmouth and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, trout, and salmon. For more information contact the Tulloch Lake Marina at (209) 881-0107. Lake Tulloch Resort (888) 785-8200. Camping Reservations (800) 894-CAMP.

Turlock Lake Map

Turlock lake is located approximately 22 miles east of Modesto at an elevation of 250 feet. The has a surface area of 3,500 feet with 27 miles of shoreline. There is one campground located at the lake accommodating both tents and RV's to 27 feet; reservations recommended. All boating is permitted as well as jet-skis, water-skiing, and swimming with improved launch facilities and a full service marina available. Turlock Lake is known as one of the premier smallmouth bass fishing lakes in California and also holds a good population of catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, crappie, and trout seasonally. For more information contact Turlock State Recreation Area Lake at (209) 874-2056. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Union Valley Reservoir Map

Union Valley Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles from Placerville at an elevation of 4,900 feet in the pristine El Dorado National Forest. Union Valley contains 2,890 surface acres of water and is surrounded by pine and granite covered peaks. There are several campgrounds located around the lake providing tent, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as jet-skis, water-skiing, and swimming; launch facilities available. Although fishing is limited to rainbow and brown trout the angler is often rewarded with trophy class catches. For more information contact the Pacific Ranger Station at (530) 644-6048. Ice House Resort (530) 293-3321. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.

Woollomes Lake Map

Lake Woollomes is located 25 miles north of Bakersfield and 6 miles northwest of Delano at an elevation of 321 feet. This small 300-acre lake is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and operated under a lease by the County of Kern. The primary purpose of Woollomes is that of an equalizing reservoir for irrigation purposes. Woollomes is open year round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Boating is permitted; however no motor, gas, or electric are allowed. Rowboats are available for rental as well as sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats. There are 9 acres of grassed picnic areas with BBQ grills, playground equipment, and swimming, no camping available. Concessions are available from March to November with food, drinks, supplies, and bait available. Despite the size of the lake the some very large fish are consistently caught with catfish and bass in the teens not unusual. For more information contact the Kern County Parks Department at (661) 868-7000. Permit Office (661) 725-9220. Concession Office (661) 725-1004. Fishing Information (661) 833-8657.

Woodward Reservoir Map

Woodward Reservoir is located approximately 10 miles north of Oakdale at an elevation of 210 feet in rolling grassy Stanislaus County foothills. The lake has a shoreline of 23 miles and a surface area of 2,900 acres with many coves and inlets. There are 195 improved camping sites suitable for both tents and RV's as well as over 1,000 acres for primitive camping. All boating is permitted as well as jet skis, water skiing, and swimming. There are improved launching facilities, full service marina, and boat rentals available at the lake as well as groceries, bait, tackle, and gasoline. Woodward Reservoir holds a good number of quality catfish and largemouth bass as well as perch, bluegill, and crappie. For more information contact Woodward Reservoir at (209) 847-3304.

Yosemite Lake Map

Yosemite Lake is located approximately 5 miles east of Merced in the rolling Sierra Foothills. The lake contains 387 surface acres of water and is under the jurisdiction of the county of Merced. No camping is available, however, shaded picnic areas for families and groups up to 200 people are available; group reservations are required. All boating is permitted as well as water skiing and swimming. Improved launching facilities, full service marina, and boat rentals are available as well as concessions. Lake Yosemite is well noted by local fisherman as a premier bass fishing lake and also holds a good population of trout, bluegill, and catfish. For more information contact Merced County Parks and Recreation at (209) 385-7426.

Coastal Region

Amador Lake Map

Lake Amador is located about an hour from Sacramento and Stockton and 2 1/2 hours from the Bay Area at an elevation of 485 feet. Amador is a small lake with only 425 acres and 14 miles of shoreline but offers everything any angler could want. Power boats are permitted however the lake is closed to water-skiing and jet-skis. The lake has full facilities including campgrounds, marina, boat rentals, store, etc. All facilities are open from early February through Thanksgiving. Amador is one of California's premier bass fishing lakes with both quantity and quality a daily occurrence.  For more information contact the Lake Almanor Resort at (209) 274-4739.

Cachuma Lake Map

Lake Cachuma is located 115 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley at an elevation of 800 feet above sea level. The lake holds an average 3,100 surface acre-feet of water. Cachuma is open year round 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with 24 hour camping available at the lake. Boating is permitted, however no water-skiing or body contact with the water. Fishing, patio and sailboats rentals are available at the marina. A well maintained camping facility with more than 500 campsites are available with hot showers and some full hookups; first come first served basis. Cachuma Store has gasoline, groceries, and camping supplies. Bait, tackle, and licenses are available from Cachuma Boat Rentals. Lake Cachuma is a fine fishing lake and often produces trophy largemouth bass over 10 lbs. and holds a good population of catfish, bluegill, crappie and sunfish. Cachuma is one of the most beautiful lakes in Southern California, an excellent place to cool off in the summer. Cachuma Lake, HC 58, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 688-5054. Tackle Shop (805) 688-4040. Fishing Report (805) 688-7724. Boat Rentals (805) 688-4040. Cachuma Store (805) 688-5246.

Casitas Lake Map

Lake Casitas is located 78 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 12 miles north of Ventura off of Highway 150. Casitas has a surface area of 2,700 acres and rests at an elevation of 600 feet above sea level. Casitas is open year-round, sunrise to sunset for fishing, boating, and picnicking, however, no water-skiing, jet-skis, or swimming is allowed in the lake. Several campgrounds are located on the north end of the lake accommodating both tents and RV's with full hookups available. Boat rentals are available at the marina as well as bait, tackle, licenses, food, and fuel. Lake Casitas is another one of Southern California's "Big Bass" lakes with a monster 21 lb., 3 oz. largemouth holding the current lake record. Catfish are also very popular with quality channel catfish to 40 lb. caught yearly. The lake also holds a large population of red ear sunfish, crappie, and trout. Lake Casitas, 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 649-2233. Casitas Marina (805) 649-2043. Boat Rentals (805) 649-2043. Camping Reservations (805) 649-1122.

Clear Lake Map

Clear Lake is the largest, natural freshwater lake in California, with 43,000 surface acres and 100 Miles of shoreline. There are more than 100 campgrounds and resorts on the lake that feature boat rentals, tackle shops and stores. In addition to the resorts and motels there is the Clear Lake State Park. The park has a boat ramp plus campsites and a visitor's center. One advantage of Clear Lake is its accessible boat ramps. There are 11 public ramps around the lake where fishermen can launch their boats free of charge. The wide variety of launch points is an advantage for the small boaters on windy days. Known as the Bass Capital of the West, Clear Lake supports large populations of bass, crappie, bluegill, carp and catfish. Two-thirds of the fish caught in Clear Lake are largemouth bass, with a record of 17.52 pounds. For more information contact the Visitor Information Center at (800) LAKESIDE. Don's Bait & Tackle (707) 995-9668. Northshore Resort & Marina (707) 274-7771. Lake Marina Motel (707) 998-3787. Edgewater Resort (707) 279-0208.

Lopez Lake Map

Lopez Lake is located in the foothills above Arroyo Grande approximately 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Lopez contains 950 surface acres of water with 22 miles of oak covered shoreline. Lopez is operated by the General Services Department of San Luis Obispo County and is open year round. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing & jet-skis with improved launch facilities and boat rentals available. Camping is available with 350 well-maintained campsites, suitable for both tents and RV's; some with full hookups. The village store located by the boat ramp has food, fuel, bait, tackle, and other supplies. Lopez is a fun fishing lake with plenty of structure and fine largemouth and catfish action as well as a good population of trout, bluegill, and redear sunfish. As an added attraction Lopes has two 600 foot waterslides located on the east end of the lake. Lake Lopez, 6800 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 (805) 489-2095; Marina Boat Rentals (805) 489-1006; Campground Reservations (805) 489-8019. Mustang Water Slides & Hot Spas (805) 489-8898.

Nacimiento Lake Map

Lake Nacimiento rests in the west coastal foothills approximately 240 miles northwest of Los Angeles at an elevation of 800 feet. Nacimiento is a large lake with 167 miles of shoreline and 5,370 surface acres of water. Lake Nacimiento is open 24 hours a day, year-round and all night fishing is permitted. Bass, pontoon, ski, and paddleboats are available for rental from the marina. Numerous campsites, some with full hook-ups are located at the lake, restroom and hot showers are available. A restaurant, groceries, supplies, fuel, bait and tackle are located at the resort near the lake. Since the introduction of white bass in 1965 the species has thrived providing some excellent, fast action fishing. Nacimiento also holds a good population of catfish, largemouth & smallmouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Lake Nacimiento, Star Route, Box 2770, Bradley, CA 93426 (805) 238-3256 or (800) 323-3839. Boat Rentals (805) 238-1056.

San Antonio Lake Map

San Antonio Is located in the west coast foothills at an elevation of 900 feet, approximately 250 miles northwest of Los Angeles. San Antonio contains 5,500 surface acres of water with 60 miles of oak covered shoreline. Lake San Antonio is open year round 24 hours per day to enjoy this huge lake day or night. Boat rentals are available at the marina including pontoon, fishing, jet-skis, and ski boats. San Antonio has numerous picnicking and camping facilities with full hook-ups at the lake. Stores are located on both sides of the lake with a wide variety of bait, tackle, food, fuel, and camping needs. All water sports are permitted with some very nice beach areas for swimming. San Antonio contains a wide variety of fish species; most popular with fishermen are the huge catfish and abundance of quality largemouth bass. For more information contact the Monterey County Parks Department at (805) 472-2311; Lake Store (805) 472-2313. Fishing Report (800) 310-2313. Boat Rentals (805) 472-2818. Campground Reservations (888) 588-CAMP. Group Camping Information (805) 472-2311.

Santa Margarita Lake Map

The beautiful Santa Margarita Lake is situated in the west coastal foothills about 220 miles northwest of Los Angeles. This large 1,070 surface acre lake is open year-round, sunrise to sunset; closed Christmas. Two improved launch facilities are available and all boating is permitted for boats over 10 feet, however, no jet-skis, water-skiing, or windsurfing allowed. Camping along the lake is limited to one 65 unit campground (full and partial hookups), however, primitive boat-in sites and group camping is available. The Marina Store has boat rentals, gas, food, bait and tackle, and various other supplies you might need. Santa Margarita is an excellent fishing lake with crappie, largemouth, striped bass, and catfish most popular. Santa Margarita Lake, Star Route, Box 34, Santa Margarita, CA 93465 (805) 438-5485. Boat Rentals (805) 438-3886. Campground Reservations (805) 489-8019. Marina Store (805) 438-3886. Group Picnicking Reservations (805) 781-5219. Rinconada Camp (805) 438-5479.

Shasta Lake Map

Lake Shasta is located at the Northern tip of the Sacramento valley at an elevation of 1,067 feet. This huge lake has over 370 miles of shoreline with a total of 30,000 surface acres of water, making this the largest manmade lake in California. Shasta is truly a boater’s paradise with many secluded coves and open water. Trout, bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and kokanee salmon are some of the most popular species of fish available. There are many campgrounds situated around the lake as well as overnight boating permitted. For more information contact the Shasta Recreation Company at (530) 238-2824. Shasta Tackle & Sportfishing (530) 275-2278. Phil's Pro Shop (530) 275-4939. Bridge Bay Resort (800) 752-9669. Digger Bay Marina (800) 752-9669. Shasta Marina Resort (530) 238-2284. Regional Information & Brochure (800) 8-SHASTA.

Southern California Region

Barrett Lake Map

Barrett Lake is located 42 miles east of San Diego and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  The lake has a surface area of 861 acres with 12 miles of shoreline.  Barrett is open for fishing on a limited basis (25 parties of 4 or few persons per day) normally from April through September/October on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for the first two months, then usually only Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the season.  Barrett is a catch and release lake with the use of barbless hooks and artificial lures only.  The lake holds a good population of large bass as well as an abundance of bluegill and crappie.  No camping or concessions are available.  No swimming or water contact is allowed.  For reservations contact Ticketmaster at (619) 220-TIXS.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site www. sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Big Bear Lake Map

Big Bear is located 89 miles east of the Los Angeles area in the San Bernadino National Forest at an elevation of 6,740 feet. Big Bear holds 3,000 surface acres of water with 22 miles of timbered shoreline. The lake is open year round from sunrise to sunset with boat rentals available from several marinas. Any supplies you might need can be purchased from stores on the North or South shores. Water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming are allowed. Several improved public campgrounds are located in the Big Bear area with Serrano providing RV hook-ups and showers. Big Bear offers excellent trout fishing as the DFG plants over 300,000 pounds annually. The Big Bear Fishing Association makes several supplemental plants with trophy size trout. Catfish, crappie and largemouth bass are also available in good numbers. Big Bear Lake, PO Box 2860, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (909) 866-5796. Big Bear Visitors Center (800) BIG-BEAR. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP. Big Bear Marina (909) 866-3218. North Shore Landing (909) 878-4386.

Cahuilla Lake Map

Lake Cahuilla is located approximately 10 miles south of Indio. Take I-10 to Washington, south 3 miles to Highway 111. East 2 miles to Jefferson. Go south 3 miles to Avenue 54 and travel east 1 mile to Madison. Turn south to Avenue 58 then west 1 mile to the lake. The lake holds good populations of rainbow trout, largemouth and striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, and bluegill. Cahuilla is open year round from sunrise to sunset. Trout are planted from November until the end of March with striped bass and catfish picking up the summer slack. No motorized boats are allowed. The shoreline is easily accessible for bank fishing. There are three campgrounds situated along the lake and a dump station for self-containers. For more information contact Lake Cahuilla at (760) 564-4712. Campground Reservations (800) 234-7275.

Castaic Lake Map

Lake Castaic is located along Interstate 5 approximately 70 miles south of Bakersfield and 35 miles north of Los Angeles at an elevation of 1,500 feet. Castaic Lake is part of the California State Water Project and is operated by the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department. Lake Castaic has a surface area of 2,500 acres and the Afterbay Lagoon has 180 surface acres. The lake is open year round, except Christmas, from sunrise to sunset; day use only. At the lake camping is limited to one 50 unit facility for self-contained RV's and two group camping areas, however, Castaic Lake RV Park is just 2 miles from the lake and offers full hookups. Boat rentals, snack bar, fuel, bait and tackle are available from the marina located at the east launch area. The After Bay Lagoon just below the lake offers camping, non-power boating, and 24 hour fishing from shore. Lake Castaic is known around the world as one of the premier "Big Bass" lakes, and believe me from personal experience big bass are abundant here. Lake Castaic also offers some fine catfish, bluegill, and striped bass fishing. Castaic Lake, PO Box 397, Castaic, CA 91310 (661) 257-4050. Marina (661) 649-2043. Boat and Ski Club (661) 257-3019. Castaic RV Park (661) 257-3340. Group Camping Reservations (661) 257-4050.

Corona Lake Map

Corona Lake is located just off Highway 15 south of Riverside. Boating is permitted with a 5 MPH speed restriction; unimproved launch facilities and boat rentals available. Corona is well known for it's excellent bass bite and is a favorite among float tubers. Catfish and trout are also a main attraction with heavy planting of quality fish. Night fishing is available. No camping facilities available. For more information contact Corona Lake at (909) 277-4489. Fish Report (909) 277-4489.

Cuyamaca Lake Map

Lake Cuyamaca rests at an elevation of 4,650 feet in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The lake contains more than 110 surface acres of water. There are several campgrounds located near the lake suitable for tents, RV's (full hookups available), group camping, as well as equestrian group facilities. There are two improved launch ramps with private power and row boats permitted (between 10 and 18 feet, 10 MPH speed restriction), no water-skiing or jet-skis allowed. Boat rentals are available at the rental docks. Cuyamaca is very well stocked seasonally with more than 44,000 pounds of trout making it a premier Southern California trout lake. The lake also holds a good population of smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Duck hunting is also permitted at the lake on Wednesday and Saturday mornings during the state season. For more information contact Cuyamaca Lake at (877) 581-9904. Park Ranger (760) 765-0515. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Dixon Lake Map

Lake Dixon is operated by the city of Escondido and rests in the chaparral in avocado foothills. Dixon rests at an elevation of 1,050 feet and has a surface area of 70 acres with 2 miles of shoreline. Several campgrounds are located on the south end of the lake accommodating both tent sand RV's; some full hookups available. No private boats are allowed, however, rowboats with electric motors are available for rent at the rental dock. Trout are well stocked from November to June and largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish are abundant. No swimming or wading allowed. The lake also has a fishing pier with handicapped facilities. For more information contact Lake Dixon at (760) 741-4680. Campground Reservations (760) 741-3328. Picnic Area Reservations (760) 741-3328.

El Capitan Lake Map

El Capitan is located 30 miles northeast of San Diego and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Lakes Recreation Program. The lake has a surface area of 1,574 acres with 20 miles of shoreline.  El Capitan is normally open from mid-March to mid-October from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for fishing and boating.  Boat rentals are available.  Swimming is prohibited.  Personal watercraft (jet-skis, waverunners, etc.) are permitted (restrictions apply) from mid-April to mid-October.  No camping at the lake but campgrounds are available at nearby Lake Jennings County Park (858) 565-3600.  The lake concession carries food, beverages, bait, tackle, and licenses.  El Capitan is an excellent fishing lake that yields quality largemouth bass (15 inch minimum size limit) and crappie (10 inch minimum size limit) as well as quantity catfish and bluegill.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Elsinore Lake Map

Elsinore Lake is located approximately 70 miles north of San Diego at an elevation of 1,275 feet. Elsinore is the largest freshwater lake in Southern California with over 3,300 surface acres. Elsinore has been described as one of the most unruly and unpredictable bodies of water in California with windy conditions and fluctuating water levels. There are several camping facilities located at the lake suitable for both tents and RV's with numerous electrical hookups available. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing, jet-skis, and swimming in designated areas. Improved launching facilities, boat rentals, full service marina, and docking facilities are available. Lake Elsinore is one of Southern California's premier bass fishing lakes and also holds a good number of crappie, bluegill, and catfish. For more information contact Lake Elsinore at (909) 471-1212. Lake Park Resort (909) 674-7911. Elsinore West Marina (800) 328-6844. City of Elsinore (909) 674-3124.

Fisherman's Retreat Lake Map

For more information contact Fisherman's Retreat at (909) 795-2411.

Glen Helen Regional Park Lake Map

Glen Helen Regional Lake is located approximately 15 minutes from downtown San Bernadino at an elevation of 1,000 feet. Camping is limited to 45 sites suitable for tents RV's and 2 group camping areas. No private boats are allowed, however, row and paddle boats are available for rent. Glen Helen is very popular in the summer months with swimming lagoons and waterslides located at the lake. The lake is heavily stocked with trout and channel catfish and also holds a fair population of largemouth bass. For more information contact Glen Helen Regional Parks at (909) 880-2522. San Bernadino County Parks (909) 387-2594.

Hemet Lake Map

Lake Hemet is located just outside of the town of Hemet at an elevation of 4,400 feet in the San Bernadino National Forest. Hemet contains 420 surface acres of water with 12 miles of shoreline. Boating is limited to fishing boats with a minimum 10 feet in length with a 10 MPH speed restriction (no canoes, kayaks, sailboats, or inflatables). Improved launch facilities available as well as boat rentals. Hemet Lake is a popular weekend getaway with several private and public camping facilities in the area accommodating both tents and RV's; full hookups available Trout and catfish are the primary attraction of this lake although Hemet holds a fair population of bluegill and bass as well. For more information contact Lake Hemet at (909) 659-2680.

Henshaw Lake Map

Lake Henshaw is located 120 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles northeast of San Diego at an elevation of 2,740 feet. The lake contains 1,140 surface acres of water with more than 5 miles of shoreline. Henshaw is open year round from 6:30 a.m. to sundown. The lake has one improve launch ramp and all boating is permitted with a 10 MPH speed restriction and a 10 feet minimum length restriction. Boat rentals are available at the marina. No sailing, jet-skis, swimming, or tubing is allowed in the lake. A spacious camping area with modern facilities and full service hook-ups are available on a first come, first served basis. The resort store carries a basic variety of food, bait and tackle. For a change of pace, a restaurant is located at the resort for a meal away from camp. Be aware, the nearest gas station is located 12 miles from the lake. Lake Henshaw is a prime fishing lake in a beautiful surrounding, a relaxing place for a fishing get-away. Henshaw holds a good population of bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. Lake Henshaw, 26439 Hwy. 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 (760) 782-3501. Boat Rentals (760) 782-3501. Camping Information (760) 782-3487. Cabin Rentals (760) 782-3487.

Hesperia Lake Map

Situated in the unique beauty of the high desert, the Hesperia Park District operates this popular southland retreat. Overnight camping and day use areas are available. Hesperia is well stocked weekly with catfish or trout and often produces catfish in the 10 plus range. Concessions are available at the lake that stocks bait, tackle, food, and beverages. Night fishing is offered during the summer months, and derbies take place throughout the season. For more information contact Lin's Tackle Box at (909) 866-6260. Hesperia Recreation and Park District (760) 244-5951.

Hodges Lake Map

Lake Hodges is located approximately 31 miles north of San Diego and 5 miles south of Escondido and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  The lake rests at an elevation of 330 feet with a surface area of 1,234 acres and 27 miles of chaparral covered shoreline.  No swimming is allowed.  Hodges is normally open from March to November on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Bass (15 inch minimum size limit), bluegill, catfish, and crappie (10 inch minimum size limit) are abundant with catfish being the most popular.  Hodges also offers sail boarding beginning in mid-April.  No camping permitted, although there are nice facilities for picnicking.  Launch facilities and boat rentals are available at the lake.  Concessions are available.  the nearest full service facilities are in Escondido.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Irvine Lake Map

Irvine Lake is a private reservoir operated by the Andersons Company. The lake rests in the foothills seven miles east of the City of Orange. Irvine Lake is open for year round fishing from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily as well as from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Friday and Saturday night fishing from early June through the end of October.  Improved launch facilities are available and boat rentals are available at the marina, however, no water-skiing or jet-skis allowed (5 MPH speed restriction). A store and cafe are located at the lake providing food, bait and tackle, and other supplies. Irvine Lake is a "quantity and quality" fishing lake, producing some huge trout, catfish, and sturgeon weekly. Irvine Lake, 4621 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676 (714) 649-9113. Boat Rental Information (714) 649-2991. Fish Report (714) 649-2168.

Jennings Lake Map

Jennings rests east of El Cajon at an elevation of 690 feet. Owned by the Helix Water District, which administer strict sanitation standards. The lake contains 180 surface acres of water with approximately 1/2 mile of shoreline. Jennings is open year-round for camping and Friday, Saturday and Sunday for day use (sunrise to sunset for day use). This lake is popular for huge channel and blue catfish and is also heavily stocked with rainbow trout. Trout season runs from October through May and catfish season runs June through September (open till midnight on Friday and Saturday during catfish season). No swimming or water skiing allowed. Handicapped fishing facilities are available. Jennings has three campgrounds located on the north side of the lake accommodating tents, group camping, and RV's; full hookups available. Private boating is permitted with a 10 MPH speed restriction. There are improved launch facilities available as well as boat rentals. There is a snack bar and bait and tackle available; full facilities in nearby El Cajon. For more information contact the County Parks Department at (619) 694-3049. Helix Water District (619) 443-2510. Group Camping Information (619) 694-3049. Camping Reservations (619) 565-3600.

Laguna Niguel Lake Map

Located in a pristine park and protected from the Santa Ana winds, Laguna Niguel Lake has full service concessions, floating fishing dock, and rental boats with electric motors. No private boats are allowed. Laguna Niguel is a privately owned lake and does not require a state fishing license. The lake is stocked with over 70,000 pounds of fish each year making it one of the heaviest stocked lakes, per acre, anywhere in Orange County. Utah raised rainbow trout are the main attraction in the winter. Catfish are also abundant and night fishing is allowed 7 days a week, year round. For more information contact Laguna Niguel Lake at (949) 362-3885.

Little Rock Lake Map

Little Rock rests in the Angeles Forest at an elevation of 3,405 feet approximately 38 miles east if Interstate 5 from Highway 14. This 150 surface acre lake is excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout and is heavily stocked. Only fishing boats are permitted with a five-mile per hour restriction; unimproved launch facilities available. There are four camping facilities near the lake operated by the Los Angeles County Regional Parks System accommodating both tents and RV's; no hookups. For more information call the Valyermo Ranger District at (661) 944-2187. Littlerock Lake Resort (805) 533-1923.

Miramar Lake Map

Lake Miramar is located 18 miles north of San Diego and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  Miramar rests at an elevation of 715 feet in the rolling hills below Poway and has a surface area of 162 acres with 4 miles of shoreline.  The lake is normally open from sunrise to sunset from early November through end of September on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for boating and fishing.  Trout season is from early November through April/May.  Miramar holds a good population of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, redear sunfish, and trout seasonally.  No camping, swimming, or water contact is allowed.  Powerboats are allowed with rentals available.  There is a 5 mps speed limit.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego Lakes web site at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.  NOTE:  Miramar is closed until March 2003 to accommodate the expansion of the filtration plant next to the lake.

Mojave Narrows Lake Map

Mojave Narrows Park is located approximately ten miles east of Victorville at an elevation of 2,700 feet in the high desert. Several campgrounds are located around the lake suitable for tents, RV's, and group camping. No private boats or rafts are allowed however row and paddle boats are available for rent. Mojave Narrows is well noted by local anglers as a premier trout, bass, and channel catfish lake. For more information contact San Bernardino County Parks at (909) 387-2594. Mojave Narrows (760) 245-2226. Valyermo Ranger District (805) 944-2187.

Morena Lake Map

Lake Morena is located 30 miles east of El Cajon and 70 miles west of El Centro in the Cleveland National Forest at an elevation of 3,000 feet. There are two well maintained campgrounds located at the lake suitable for tents, group camping, or RV's; full hookups available. Boating is restricted to 10 mph, however, motorized boats are allowed. There is a restaurant and store near the lake with supplies, fuel, bait & tackle and supplies. The lake has improved launch facilities and a marina with rental boats available. Morena is well known for quality largemouth bass fishing and also holds a good population of catfish, crappie, and bluegill along with heavy seasonal trout plants. For more information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (858) 694-3049. Group Camping Information (858) 694-3049. Camping Reservations (858) 565-3600. Lake Morena RV Park (619) 478-5677. Fish and Weather Hotline (619) 478-5473.

Murray Lake Map

Lake Murray is located in La Mesa at the base of the Cowles Mountain and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  The lake rests at an elevation of 541 feet with 198 surface acres of water and 4 miles of shoreline.  Murray is normally open for fishing and boating from early November through Labor Day on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; sunrise to sunset.  No camping, swimming, or water contact is allowed.  Private boats are permitted and rental boats are available at the lake.  There is a 5 mph speed limit.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Oso Reservoir Map

Oso Reservoir is one of the Southland’s premier bass fishing lakes. Oso rests in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains approximately 30 miles southeast of Santa Ana. This 175-acre lake is managed as a catch and release fishery operated by Oso Sportsman’s Organization, and managed by Bob Heerdt. Oso consistently produces largemouth bass in the 10 plus range. Boats with electric motors and float-tubes are permitted and rental boats are available at the marina. For more information contact Oso Sportsman’s Organization at (714) 858-9313 or Oso Lake at (949) 858-9313

Otay Lake Map (Lower)

Lower Otay is located approximately 8 miles west of Chula Vista and 20 miles southeast of San Diego and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  The lake has a surface area of 1,266 acres with 13 miles of shoreline.  No camping is allowed at the lake.  The nearest camping facilities are at Sweetwater Summit County Park (858) 565-3600.  No swimming or water contact is allowed.  Otay is normally open from early February to the end of September on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; sunrise to sunset for fishing and boating.  Private boats and float tubes are permitted.  Rental motor and rowboats are available.  Bass, bluegill, crappie, blue and channel catfish are abundant.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at   http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Perris Lake Map

Lake Perris is located 70 miles east of Los Angeles and 80 miles north of San Diego and is the last lake in the California State Water Project chain. Perris is open year round, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for day use; 24 hours for campers; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Swimming, water-skiing, tubing, and jet skis are permitted. Improved camping facilities accommodating large groups, tent, and RV's  (31 feet Max.) are located at the lake with full hook-ups available, reservations are welcome. Concessions and a store are located at the lake providing food, fuel, drinks, bait and tackle, and camping supplies. Perris has been open since April 1974 providing fine quality catches of largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill. Perris is an excellent lake for the entire family. Lake Perris 17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571 (909) 940-5603. Concessions (909) 657-2179. Marina (909) 657-2179. Boat Rentals Reservations (800) 444-7275. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.

Piru Lake Map

Lake Piru is located 53 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest at an elevation of 1,055 feet above sea level. Piru is open from sunrise to sunset, year round, except Christmas. Boat rentals are available at the marina as well as concessions, licenses, tackle, and fuel. Well maintained campgrounds with showers are located near the lake entrance suitable for tents, RV's or group camping with full hookups available; No reservations, first come first served basis. All boating is permitted as well as water-skiing with a 35 MPH speed restriction (boats must be at least 12 ft. long). Jet-skis are not permitted. Piru has Improved launch facilities and a full service marina with rentals available. Very nice modern picnicking areas with large group sites available are located at Reasoner Canyon. Piru has proved to be a good all around fishing lake over the years for many Southern Californian anglers. Largemouth bass and catfish are most popular with quality catches of both common. Piru also has a good population of crappie and red ear sunfish and is well stocked with trout seasonally. Lake Piru, P.O. Box 202, Piru, CA 93040 (805) 521-1500. Piru Marina (805) 521-1231. Boat Rentals (805) 521-1231.

Poway Lake Map

Lake Poway is located north of San Diego off of Freeway 15. The lake contains 60 surface acres of water. There are primitive walk-in campsites available but no improved facilities, however, fresh water is available. No private boats are allowed, however, non-powered or electric motored boats are available for rent. Swimming or body contact with the water is not permitted. Poway is heavily stocked in the winter months with quality rainbow trout. Poway holds a good population of bass, catfish, and bluegill, as an added plus the lake is open for night fishing. For more information contact Lake Poway at (619) 679-5465.

Puddingstone Lake Map

Puddingstone rests at an elevation of 940 feet approximately 30 miles from Los Angeles. Puddingstone Dam was built in 1928 as a flood control reservoir for the Los Angeles Basin, holding about 253 surface acres of water. The lake is open year round, seven days a week, sunrise to 10 p.m. in the summer months, sunrise to 7 p.m. in the winter. Night fishing is permitted from the shore. Boat rentals, bait and tackle, food, drinks, and fuel are available at the dock and store. There are several campgrounds around the lake suitable for tent, RV, and group camping; full service hookups available. Boating, sailing, water-skiing and jet-skis are permitted with restrictions (size restriction, Min. 8 ft. Max. 26 ft) rentals available. Although Puddingstone is very well known for the quality catfish produced year-round, trout, bass, and crappie are also abundant. As an added attraction Puddingstone is home to Raging Waters, one of California's premier water parks. Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, 120 Via Verde Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 599-8411. Boat Rentals (909) 599-2667. Camping and RV Reservations (800) 809-3778. Raging Waters (909) 592-6453.

Pyramid Lake Map

Pyramid Lake is located in the San Gabriel Mountains along Interstate 5 approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 50 miles south of Bakersfield. The lake has a surface area of 1,360 acres with 21 miles of rugged shoreline, most of which is accessible only by boat. Pyramid is open year round, except Christmas, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving, from 7 a.m. to sunset. Day use only. Camping is available six miles outside the lake with 93 sites suitable for tent, RV's and group camping on a first come first served basis. All boating is permitted with a 35 MPH speed restriction. Boat rentals as well as food and fuel are available at Pyramid Marina. The lake is fed primarily by the California Aqueduct and is a major drinking water resource for the Los Angeles area. As for the angler, Pyramid harbors a wide variety of fish species; most popular are the huge 30+ striped bass and the abundant chunky smallmouth bass. Pyramid Lake, PO Box 249, Piru, CA 93040 (661) 295-1245. Pyramid Marina (661) 257-2892. Pyramid RV Park (661) 248-0100. Group Camping Information (800) 416-6992.

Salton Sea Map

The Salton Sea is located approximately 25 miles south of El Centro at an elevation of 225 feet below sea level surrounded by open desert. Salton Sea is one of the largest inland bodies of salt water with a surface area of more than 300 square miles. Numerous private and public campgrounds are located around the lake accommodating tents, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as jet-skis and water-skiing and is very popular in the spring and fall months where temperatures are not suitable at other lakes. There are several improved launch facilities as well as bait, tackle, camping supplies, and groceries available. Salton Sea holds a variety of salt water species of fish including, corvina, sargo, croaker, and tilapia. For more information contact the Salton Sea State Recreation Area at (760) 393-3052. Camping Reservations (760) 444-7275. Bombay Marina (760) 354-1694. Red Hill Marina (760) 348-2310. Salton Sea Beach Marina (760) 395-5212.

San Bernadino Regional Parks Map

Cucamonga-Guasti, Yucaipa, Fairmont, and Prado Parks are home to several lakes that make up part of the San Bernadino Regional Lakes. The lakes are a popular getaway spot for a good days fishing. All lakes are well stocked with trout and catfish with numerous size and quality limits produced daily.  Yucaipa and Prado have camping facilities accommodating both tent and RV's. Prado and Fairmont have unimproved launch facilities, however, boating is limited to non-powered boats. Pedal boats are available for rent at Yucaipa and Cucamonga-Guasti. Yucaipa Regional Park is a 270-acre facility featuring three well-stocked lakes. For more information contact San Bernadino County Regional Parks at (909) 387-2594.  Prado Park (909) 597-4260. Cucamonga-Guasti Park (909) 481-4205. Yucaipa Park (909) 790-3127. Fairmont Park (909) 715-3440

Reflection Lake Map

Reflection Lake is located approximately 15 miles north of Hemet at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Reflection is a privately owned facility that caters specifically to camping and fishing. No state fishing license required here. There are numerous campgrounds located at the lake accommodating both tents and RV's with over 100 sites with full hook-ups available. Boating is permitted but limited to row, canoe, and electrical powered craft; rowboats available for rent. There is a playground and recreation area located at the lake, however, swimming is not permitted. Reflection Lake is well stocked with catfish and trout but also holds a good population of bass and bluegill. For more information contact Reflection Lake at (909) 654-7906. Angler's Lake (909) 927-2614. Lake Fulmor (909) 659-2117.

San Vicente Lake Map

San Vicente is located in Lakeside approximately 25 miles northeast of San Diego at an elevation of 659 feet and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  San Vicente has a surface area of 1,069 acres with 14 miles of shoreline.  The lake is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year round.  San Vicente's schedule from mid-October to mid-May is on Thursday and Friday the lake is open for both fishing and water contact (water-skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, etc.).  On Saturday and Sunday the lake is open for fishing and boating only.  From mid-May to mid-October, the lake is open on Wednesday for fishing and boating only, and Thursday for fishing and water contact, and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for water contact only.  Swimming is not allowed.  Florida bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill are abundant in the lake.  Trout are planted from November to January.  San Vicente holds the state record blue catfish, 101 pounds.  Launch facilities are available as well as boat rentals.  No camping at the lake but camping is available to the north of the lake at Dos Picos County Park as well as Lake Jennings (858) 565-3600.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

 

 

Santa Ana River Lake Map

Santa Ana River Lakes are private owned facilities geared for the fisherman. Heavily stocked with rainbow trout and catfish, this lake is often very rewarding for the angler for both size and quantity. Night fishing available. Rental boats are available and private boats are allowed with unimproved launching facilities. No camping facilities available. No swimming or body contact with the water. Santa Ana River Lakes consists of three small lakes; one designated for catfish, one for children to learn to fish. For more information contact Santa Ana River Lakes at (714) 632-7830. Fish Report (714) 632-7830.

Santee Lakes Map

Santee lakes are located 17 miles east of San Diego at an elevation of 369 feet. There are four lakes ranging in size from 7-11 surface acres. Camping facilities are available for both tent and RV's; some with full hookups. The campgrounds also have laundry, groceries, and a pool. Private boats are not permitted but non-powered rentals are available. Picnic facilities, playgrounds, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are available at the lake. Santee is a very popular spot for the Southern California angler offering heavily planted trout in the winter to spring and huge channel catfish as well as a good population of bass and bluegill. For more information contact Santee Lakes at (619) 448-2482. .

Silverwood Lake Map

Lake Silverwood is located 30 miles north of San Bernadino on the north side of the San Bernadino Mountains at an elevation of 3,378 feet above sea level. Silverwood contains 1,000 surface acres of water with 13 miles of shoreline. Silverwood is open year round; April 1st through September 30th - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; October 1st through March 31st - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Swimming, water-skiing and jet-skis are allowed in designated areas of the lake. Silverwood has 136 individual campsites, no hook-ups, suitable for both tent and RV's, showers are available, reservations recommended. The nearest grocery store is located approximately 5 miles from the lake; however, concessions are available at the boat ramp and swimming areas. Silverwood holds a large population of huge striped bass and catfish, with largemouth bass and trout a close second. Silverwood Lake 14651 Cedar Circle, Hesperia, CA 92345-9799 (760) 389-2303. Marina (760) 389-2228. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275. Mojave River Forks RV Camp (760) 389-2322.

Skinner Lake Map

Lake Skinner is located 70 miles northeast of San Diego at an elevation of 1,500 feet. Skinner contains 1,200 surface acres of water with 15 miles of shoreline. Skinner is open year round from 6 a.m. to sunset. Power boats are permitted with a minimum of 10 feet long; speed limit of 10 MPH strictly enforced. Swimming, tubing, or water-skiing is not allowed in the lake. Boat rentals are available from the marina for both fishing and pontoon boats. There are 260 campsites some with full hook-ups available accommodating both tent and RV's; reservations welcome. Skinner has a complete campground store that sells groceries, fuel, bait and tackle, drinks, and camping supplies. Skinner has been open for recreation since October 1976 providing excellent largemouth bass and catfish action. Lake Skinner 37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA 92596 (909) 926-1541. Boat Rentals (619) 926-1501. Campground Reservations (800) 234-7275. Store (619) 926-1505.

Sutherland Lake Map

Lake Sutherland is located 45 miles northeast of San Diego, between Ramona and Julian and is under the jurisdiction of the City of San Diego Reservoirs and Recreation Program.  The lake rests at an elevation of 2.075 feet and has a surface area of 557 acres and 11 miles of oak covered shoreline.  The lake is normally open from early March through mid-October on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; sunrise to sunset.  No camping at the lake.  The nearest camping facilities are located near Julian.  No swimming or water contact is allowed.  Power and rowboats are permitted, with rentals available at the lake.  Florida bass and catfish are very popular at Sutherland but the lake also holds a good population of crappie and bluegill.  For more information call (619) 465-3474, or visit the San Diego City Lakes web site at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation.  Schedules are subject to change.

Vail Lake Map

Vail Lake is located approximately 75 miles north of San Diego at an elevation of 1,100 feet. Vail Lake is open year-round sunrise to sunset. Camping is available suitable for tents, trailers, or RV's with full service hookups. Private boats are permitted with a 10 mph speed limitation and water-skiing or swimming is not allowed. Concessions, bait, and tackle are available as well as boat rentals at the marina. Vail Lake is heavily stocked and is well noted by local fishermen as one of the Southland's premier trout and catfish lake. Vail also holds a good population of bass, crappie, and bluegill. For more information contact Vail Lake at (714) 676-5695. Camping reservations: (714) 676-5694. Marina and boat rentals: (714) 676-5280.

Wohlford Lake Map

Lake Wohlford is located 41 miles from San Diego at an elevation of 1500 feet. Wohlford is more than 100 years old and is one of the oldest reservoirs in Southern California containing 146 surface acres of water. Lake Wohlford is open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The lake has one improved launch ramp. Boating is restricted to a 5 MPH speed limit and a 20 feet maximum vessel length (no sailboats allowed). Boat rentals are available at the ramp area. No swimming or tubing allowed at the lake. Wohlford has two campgrounds near the lake, one on the north and south shore, with full hook-ups available. Both Wohlford Resort and Oakdale have stores with food, drinks, fuel, bait and tackle, and miscellaneous camping supplies. Wohlford has been a fine fishing lake for many years. Bass, catfish, trout, bluegill, and crappie are all abundant with huge catfish caught weekly and trout planted yearly up to July 4th. Lake Wohlford, Escondido, CA 92027 (760) 738-4346. Wohlford Resort (760) 749-2755. Oakdale Park (760) 749-2895. Camping Reservations (800) 444-7275.


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