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Florence Lake               

Kayaking Florence Lake
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Florence Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

After reaching this destination, which is quite an accomplishment to say the least, the rewards are well reaped at this remote paddling haven. Florence Lake rests at a high elevation encompassed by towering mountains scattered with stands of Canoeing Floerence Lakehuge ponderosa pines. Large boulders protrude from the water’s surface during low water level conditions. On the way to Florence Lake is Ward Lake, a gorgeous tiny lake with several primitive campsites over looking the lake.

Photo Credit Ann Heiniger

Only a few anglers go to this remote destination set at 7,328’ feet elevation which may be due to the difficult drive to get here, or it could be the slim trout pickings. The trout limit is five per day, but the lake isn’t stocked with very many rainbow trout, similar to Thomas Edison Lake, so your odds of reaching the limit are pretty low. Your best chance for landing one of these lone critters is to troll for trout, at a slow pace along the western shore.

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High 46  46  47  51  57  66  74  73  67  59  50  46 
Low 26  25  26  29  35  42  48  48  44  37  30  27 

Open: The lake is open daily for kayaking from about June to September, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. Snow conditions can alter these dates. There is a 15 m.p.h. boat speed limit during the day and a 5 m.p.h. speed limit at night.Fees: There are fees to camp, for pets and for the use of the ferry, but there isn’t any day use or launch fee.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookFacilities: Florence Lakes facilities include a boat launch, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding trails. Jet and waterskiing are not allowed. Pets are allowed on a leash.



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