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Camanche Lake  

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Camanche Reservoir Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 Lake Camanche’s diverse topography provides an array of scenic coves to paddle, which are accessible from two boat launches located on the northern and southern sides of the lake. Kayaking Camanche Lake

Situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills, this large lake offers all types of boating and paddling opportunities for all levels of paddlers. Beginning paddlers can launch from the south shore and paddle up through the Narrows to the China Gulch and Lancha Plana coves, which are two of the prettiest areas on the lake. There is a 5 m.p.h. zone two hundred feet of the shoreline around the lake’s entire perimeter.

Take in the abundance of wildlife while paddling. .You may catch a glimpse of wild turkey, quail and dove, eagles, ospreys, hawks, white pelicans, geese and ducks along the water Be on the lookout for deer and bobcats.

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 At the North Shore you can hike or horseback ride along the China Gulch trail, taking in the views of the lake along 10.2 miles of trail with an optional loopSUP boarding Camanche Lake

Lake Camanche is an ultimate fishing destination for huge bass. The different species of bass in the lake consists of small and Florida-strain largemouth, Alabama spotted and northern bass. The large trout pond at South Shore is great for bank fishing for children or to drift your float tube. The bass population gets a boost from fingerling Florida-strain largemouth bass.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 58 63 66 72 81 90 97 96 91 61 66 58
Low 34 37 39 42 47 52 56 55 52 46 39 34

Open: Lake Camanche is open to seven days a week year-round for boating, one-hour before sunrise to one-hour after sunset except when the lake closes due to high wind conditions.

Lake Camanche does not have any posted boat speed limit except for the 5 m.p.h. speed limit within two-hundred feet of the shoreline. Kayaks and canoes must be ten feet in lengtThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookh and at least twenty-three inches wide. Due to the growing presence of the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel in California, mandatory boat inspections will be conducted prior to entry.




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