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Blue Lake - Lassen County


Kayaking Blue Lake - Modoc County.  Photo Credit Don Roberson

Blue Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 Blue Lake is a beautiful deep-blue, small 160 acre lake surrounded by ponderosa pine, white fir trees and meadows.  It is located approximately fifteen miles east of Likely, and 35 miles south of Alturas, California in the South Warner Mountains. The lake, which is crystal clear and deep blue, has patches of lily pads and provides pleasant paddling opportunities. Boating is usually done by those fishing by rowboat, kayak, canoe or low powered boats as the lake is very small. Motor boat speed is controlled and patrolled by Lassen County Sheriff. Skiing is usually done on the larger and warmer West Valley Reservoir located approximately twelve miles to the northwest of Blue Lake.

Blue Lake campground is located on a gentle slope above  Blue Lake. Just a short walk down the hill takes you to the lake for fishing, swimming, boating and hiking. There is a paved trail along the east shore of the lake from the campground to the boat ramp. The nearest food, gasoline, and restaurant are located in the town of Likely. Be sure to fill up your gas tank in Likely, so you don’t run out of gas getting to or from this remote area.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 43 47 53 60 69 79 88 88 80 57 51 43
Low 18 21 25 28 34 40 44 42 35 28 23 18

Open: The road to Blue Lake is a paved but they do not plow the road in the wintertime. The lake access road is usually open from June 1st - October 31st. The boat speed limit is 15 m.p.h.

Fees: There is a fee to camp.

Lake Facilities: Blue Lake has a boat ramp located close to the campground. The lake facilities consist of power, row, canoe, sail, fishing, picnicking, vault toilets and hiking. SThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookwimming and waterskiing are not allowed. There is an accessible trail to a fishing pier. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog.




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