Goose Lake - Modoc County
Photo Credit: Saul D. Feldman
Goose Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Goose Lake is located on the Oregon-California border, off of I-395, fourteen miles south of the city of Lakeview, in the Goose Lake State Recreation Area. It is home to many species of birds and other wildlife including a large herd of mule deer which spend much of the time in the 48-site campground. Goose Lake State Recreation Area is a green and shady lakeside destination of wildlife and wildlife watchers on the Oregon-California border.
Fishing is not allowed at Goose Lake. The Goose Lake redband trout are native to streams flowing into Goose Lake as well as the upper part of the Pit River watershed. While Goose Lake can provide a productive environment for trout to grow when conditions are right, it is subject to extreme fluctuations in water level. Today most of the suitable trout habitat in the basin is restricted to the tributaries of Goose Lake.
In the summer, days are generally warm and dry, but nights can be cool. High temperatures during the summer normally range from 75 to 90 degrees. Fall days tend to be clear and crisp with cold nights. Winters in the valley are quite cold with daily temperatures averaging below freezing from December through February. Daily low temperatures can reach 20 degrees below 0 during the winter months.
Open: The campground and lake are open mid-April to October 22 weather permitting.
Fees: There is a fee to camp.
Lake Facilities: Goose Lake State Recreation provides hot showers, grassy areas suitable for tents, paved sites, shade trees, fireplaces, electrical hookups, telephone and a dump station. Brochures are available at the campground provide information about things to see and do in the area. Recreational activities on or around the lake include kayaking, canoeing, and hunting, but not fishing.