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Black Butte Lake

Kayaking Black Butte Lake  Black Butte Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Black Butte Lake is located on Stony Creek west of Orland. The lake is accessible on the Kayaking Black Butte Lakewest side of the Sacramento Valley. When full, the lake has a surface area of 4,460 acres. It is seven miles long and has 40 miles of shoreline to explore. A boat launch is provided for kayaks and canoes.

You can opt to paddle the lake sections at a time by launching from one of the three boat launches.

 Black Butte Lake is a popular destination for kayak fishing. It is a premier warm water fishery for crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, green sunfish, large and smallmouth bass, black, spotted and striped bass.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 55 59 62 69 77 93 93 87 87 77 63 56
Low 32 35 37 40 47 54 59 57 52 44 37 31

Open: Black Butte Lake is open for boating daily all year. Orland Buttes campground is open April to September 15th Buckhorn campground is open year-round. There is no posted boat speed limit.

Fees: An entrance fee per vehicle is required at the entrance to Butte Lake. There is also a fee to launch and for group camping.

Lake Facilities: The lake facilities include three boat launches, boat rentals, a snack bar, power boating, sailing, jet and waterskiing, fishing, windsurfing, hiking and swimming. The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookFlush toilets and running water are turned on during summer; vault toilets are available outside of the peak season. Pets must be on a 6' leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended and are not allowed on park trails.




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