Fall River Lake
Fall River Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
As my kayak trip came to a close, I spent my last day on an invigorating paddle around Fall River Lake. Paddling in the early morning hours during the summertime to escape the horrific heat is highly advisable.
This scenic area has a wealth of native wildlife and vegetation. The water is as clear and healthy as any waters in California. It is home to an eclectic mix of migrating ducks, deer, various eagle species, heron, osprey, and many animals. It is difficult to describe how intoxicating this place is and how mesmerizing it’s many vistas. The one aspect that has kept it almost entirely secret is the limited access.
Fall River Lake provides visitors with endless recreational opportunities. Kayaking and canoeing are a popular activity. Anglers will find rainbow and brows to be plentiful. For birdwatchers and nature lovers, there is waterfowl of all kinds. Fall River Lake attracts outdoor enthusiast who love wildness and waters of utmost purity!
The harmonious atmosphere at this visited lake can provide a tranquil paddle uninterrupted by noisy powerboat traffic and crowds. Nature lovers, bird watchers, duck hunters and wilderness oriented fly fishers covet this treasure. Those who seek the out of the way paddling getaways will not be disappointed.
The rutted dirt access is not well-maintained nor is it well marked, which makes the lake a little difficult to reach. It may also be one reason there was only one other boat on the lake besides myself on a holiday weekend. There are a handful of primitive boat-in campsites along the shore with vault toilets (but no water).
Fall River Mills a small quiet town that truly covets it's special fly fishing.. Fall River Lake is known for its 24 inch rainbows and its large-size native browns, which can reach up to 6 pounds. During the springtime, rainbow trout will be the majority of the fish you catch because the browns haven’t yet returned from their spawning runs. The clarity of the water combined with the abundance of insects make these fish fussy.
This river meanders down 17 miles into the Pit River all the way down it has carved near perfect deep cuts into banks. Brown Trout love these hiding places and have staked out excellent niches where only experienced fly fishers can entice and disturb.
Open: Open daily all year for boating. There is a 10 m.p.h. boat speed limit.
Lake Facilities: The facilities include boat-in camping, vault toilets, power boating, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, and a primitive boat launch. Jet and waterskiing are not allowed.