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Antelope Lake

Kayaking Antelope Lake  
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Antelope Lake  Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 Antelope Lake is located on the upper Indian Creek in Plumas County,  43 miles from Quincy.   Antelope Lake Recreation Area offers a wide range of outdoor acanoeing antelope lakectivities including jet and waterskiing, fishing, swimming, windsurfing and sailing.

Antelope Lake lies at about 5000’ feet elevation in the Plumas National Forest in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is one of the more remote lakes in the Sierra Nevada's Plumas National Forest, making it a popular destination for kayakers, campers, and kayak anglers and powerboats.

Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 14 miles of shoreline. Antelope Lake is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and forested woods, set against a shoreline of grassy meadows,

Antelope Lake has a large population of large rainbow, brown, and eagle lake trout. Kayak anglers can also catch channel catfish, small and largemouth bass. Fishing is usually good in Indian Creek below the spillway at Antelope Dam.

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The early morning mist hovers above the water surface and often creates an eerie atmosphere while paddling. Gusty winds typically occur in the afternoon, but it is usually calm first thing in the morning and at night. The main body of water is often choppy due to the amount of jet and water-ski traffic.

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The summer daytime high air temperatures often reach into the high 80s and low 90s, but in the nighttime the air temperatures can be rather nippy, dropping into the low 40s and 30s. The hot summer days are cooled by a gentle breeze at night.

Average
Temp
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 60  64 67 73 78 84 88 88 86 79 67 60
Low 39 43 45 47 51 54 56 56 54 50 43 38

Fees: There is a fee to camp.

Lake Facilities: The facilities consist of tent and RV camping, vault toilets, water, a boat The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Booklaunch, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, jet and waterskiing, power boating, hiking and a grocery store nearby. Pets are allowed.  

 

 

 

 
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