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Collins Lake

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Colllins Lake lies nestled amid the rolling foothills of California's Gold Country, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. The man-made lake has become a popular kayaking and camping destination with more than 12 miles of shoreline to explore.

Collins Lake has a variety of exceptionally beautiful coves to explore in the upper northern section. There are designated fishing and waterskiing zones and restricted times of the year when waterskiing is allowed. Waterskiing is permitted only in the lower half of the lake from May 15th to September 30th. All types of boating are permitted except for jet skis. The main activities at Collins Lake are windsurfing and waterskiing. The recreation area by the swimming beach has restrooms, showers and a snack bar.

 Collins Lake has a reputation for its trophy-size trout and it also holds an abundance of bass catfish, bluegill, and crappie, which may be one of the reasons why on the weekends in the summertime it is extremely crowded. The Department of Fish and Game plants a fairly large amount of catchable trout yearly. In the spring fishing for trout provides the best action, and in the beginning in the early summer bass fishing is good.

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