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 activities
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.
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.
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.
Fees: There is a fee to camp.
Lake Facilities: The facilities consist of tent
and RV camping, vault toilets, water, a boat
fishing, windsurfing, sailing, jet and waterskiing,
power boating, hiking and a grocery store nearby.
Pets are allowed.