Elizabeth Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
NOTE: The 2013 Powerhouse Fire has wasted away all but a few trees from the lake area. The blaze had burned about 35 square miles of very dry brush in the Angeles National Forest mountains and canyons, some of which hadn't burned since 1929. The surrounding mountains are completely charred and bare.
Call before departing to see if the lake is still dry.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during the fall and spring months by the Department of Fish and Game. There are also bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill in here. There’s usually a few fishermen in float tubes and along the shore. Most bait fishing is done with rainbow colored power bait, the glitter ones work the best. Usually scud imitations and wooly buggers work, but anglers have had good luck with streamers and leech patterns, which on occasion hooks the smaller bass. Holder-over trout from the previous season’s plantings do grow quite well with the scud and insect population and the very cold water temps during the winter months.
Open: It is open year-round for day use only.
Fees: There is no day use fee, but you need an Adventure Pass if you want to park.
Lake Facilities: The lake offers fishing and boating for sailboats, non-motorized watercraft and boats with 10 h.p. or less. Swimming is not permitted. A picnic area is provided. Camping is available about a one mile away from the lake. There are no rental boats available. Float-tubing is allowed with lifevest. There is no running water and only chemical toilets. Launching is free of charge. Float tubing is allowed with life vest.