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Highland Lake

Kayaking Highland Lake

Highland Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

While it’s an incredibly beautiful drive, the road conditions to Highland Lake make it difficult to take in the surrounding beauty, because you need to watch out for rocks and large pot holes in the road.

Highland Lakes campground lies at about 8640 feet elevation, near the northern shore of Upper Highland Lake, which sits just south of the larger Lower Highland Lake. A forest haKayak Fihing Highland Lakempers views to the west from the campground. Camping is available for equestrians with horse trailers in lower campground. Several trailheads access hiking and equestrian trails in Carson Iceberg Wilderness. 

The fishing prospects are endless. If a serene alpine setting is what you’re searching for while trolling for trout, take a paddle around Highland Lake. Those who prefer good fishing from shore or from a kayak, will love this picturesque lake... Kayak anglers drive to this out of the way paddling retreat to fish waters often neglected by other fishermen.

Let the rod and reel do all the work as you take in the beautiful scenery and wait for a trout to nibble on the bait.  Fishing in Highland Lake has become a great paddling getaway away in recent years. You can throw just about anything in your tackle box at the fish and they will bite! The most popular species of fish found in Highland Lake is rainbow trout.

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Low 15  17  22  26  32  37  40  38  33 26 20  14 

Open: The lake is open late June to October weather permitting. The maximum boat speed is 5 m.p.h. on either lake. Gas powered boats are discouraged.

Fees: There is a fee to camp, but no day use or launch fee.  The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Lake Facilities: Visitors enjoy camping, hiking paddling, photography and horseback riding. The campground has two loops across the road from each other. Limited camping is available for equestrians with horse trailers in the lower campground. Several trail heads access hiking trails in Carson Iceberg Wilderness. Canoeing, and low speed boating using small boats on the lakes is allowed.

 
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