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Baum Lake

SUP Boarding Baum LakeBaum Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Baum Lake is located on the Hat Creek River just north of Crystal Lake. You can only go to the end of Baum Lake about one-and-a-half miles to the dam. Then Baum Lake goes into a canal to Hat Two Power House. You can kayak below the power house about three miles to the last diversion dam. You can portage the dam, and then then you can paddle to Lake Britton.

 The bCanoeing Baum Lakeoat traffic rarely exceeds ten boats on the lake at one time during summer weekends. Only electric motors are allowed on Crystal or Baum Lake,  which provides a peaceful haven to paddle.  Baum  Lake can be fished from shore, floating devices or boats, though no gas motors are allowed. Electric motors are permitted.

 Baum Lake is renowned for trout fishing. Kayak anglers will enjoy excellent fishing opportunities in the cold waters of Baum Lake. The lake is planted annually by the Department of Fish and Game with 6,000 brown trout in the 6 to 8 inch class, and 18,500 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class. The species of fish at Baum Lake include rainbow, brown and brook trout.

The lake is open to fishing year-round, but the best time of year to hook a large-size trout is from December through February. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr Jay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 47 52 57 64 73 81 89 89 83 71 54 46
Low 22 25 29 32 38 44 47 44 38 31 26 22

Open: Boating operating hours are restricted between sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, year-round. Only electric motors are permitted.

Fees: There is a fee to camp. Free entrance for all cars and no launch fees for boats (electric motor allowed only), kayaks or rafts.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookLake Facilities: There are vault toilets in the parking lot by the boat launch, sailing and fishing. Swimming, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing are not allowed. Only electric motors are permitted.

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