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Cascade Lake

Kayaking Cascade Lake

Cascade Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

kayak fsihing Cascade lakesFor those who appreciate isolation and spectacular views found in a wild setting, Cascades Lakes are the lakes to paddle.. Not only does one get to enjoy the wilderness and solitude, but also the towering pine forests dominate the views from the water. Chances are you will have the entire lakes to yourself because the rocky dirt lake access road deters most paddlers and visitors from going here.

If it weren’t for its outstanding beauty, I would never go back to this paddling retreat, due to the poor road conditions. RVs and vehicles pulling trailers should not attempt to drive on the lake access road. It may not be a good road to travel on if you are concerned about damaging the under carriage of your vehicle.  The road gradually deteriorates, with the worst over the last mile. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 40 42 45 52 61 71 79 79 72 62 47 40
Low 14 10 21 25 31 37 41 41 45 28 21 15

Fees: There aren’t any day use or launch fees.

Lake Facilities: You have to portage your kayak down a very steep,  and rocky approximately 100' embankment, to hand launch, which requires two people. There are hiking and bicycling trails, fishing, windsurfing and swimming. Vault restrooms are available.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookOpen: Kayaking and canoeing are allowed daily from late May to late October weather permitting. No gas powered motors are allowed on either lake. Only electric motors are permitted, but good luck carrying a heavy boat to either of these lakes, down the slippery embankment.



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