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Calero Reservoir          

Kayaing Calero Reservoir  
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Calero Reservoir Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Calero County Park is one of Santa Clara County’s most diverse regional park and Kayak Fihing Calero Reservoirrecreation areas. The reservoir offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities unlike the other lakes and reservoirs in this area. Only 32 personal watercraft are allowed on the reservoir at a time. Since the reservoir is heavily used by water and jet skiers on the weekends, fishing, SUP paddling and kayaking during the week is highly advisable.

Reservations are required for Calero Reservoir for launching vessels on weekends and weekday holidays for Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend reservations are no longer required. Reservations are not required on weekdays (excluding holidays). Launching becomes first-come, first-served (if openings are available) at Calero Reservoir at 10: 00 a.m. Boaters with reservations will be assigned a specific launch time to eliminate congestion. Boaters cannot arrive prior to their assigned launch time. Photo Credit Vince Zammitt 

Open: The reservoir is open seven days a week,year-round to both power and non-power vessels.  The park trails are also open year-round. The boat speed limit is 35 m.p.h. from 8 a.m. until sunset. The lake use hours are 8 a.m. until one half hour before sunset.

Fees: There is an inspection fee, a day use, and  launch

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 59 65 67 72 77 82 84 84 82 76 65 59
Low 42 45 46 48 52 55 59 58 57 52 46 41
Lake Facilities: Launching reservations are required on the weekends and holidays. All watercraft will be subject to a vessel inspection for quagga mussels. Leashed pets are aThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookllowed in the launch ramp area and on the water, but not on the trails. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, power boating, jet and water skiing, a launch ramp, and portable restrooms. Windsurfing is permitted, but swimming is not allowed. The back country offers miles of trails available to hikers and equestrians



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