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Jackson Meadows Reservoir

Kayaking Jackson Meadows Reservoir

Jackson Meadows Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Kayaking Jackson Meadow Reservoir combines the splendor of the crystal Kayak fishing Jackson Meadows Reservoirclear water with magnificent mountain scenery. It is a true kayaker’s getaway away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, inviting you to enjoy the tranquility of a pristine mountain lake. The sheer beauty of this paddling paradise will leave you speechless.

There are ten boat-in campsites at Jackson Point campground, located in the middle of the eastern shore, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two designated sandy beach swimming area are situated near the campgrounds on the western shore. Milton Reservoir, Jackson Meadow Reservoir’s afterbay is located a short distance from the northern end of Jackson Meadow Reservoir.

Kayak Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout at Jackson Meadows Reservoir. The best bites occur in the early morning for rainbow and brown trout beginning in June. Unfortunately many anglers arrive too late in the day, and end up empty handed. 10,000 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class, and 15,000 brown trout are planted per year, until the lake’s water level begins to drop.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 40 42 45 52 61 71 79 79 72 62 47 40
Low 14 17 21 25 31 37 41 41 45 28 21 15

Open: The lake and campgrounds are open from about June to October depending on early or late snowfall. During the fall, winter and early spring, the reservoir’s access road is impassible. Boating is allowed daily.

Fees: There is a fee to camp.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookReservoir Facilities: The facilities include power boating, sailing, jet and waterskiing, windsurfing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding trails, two boat launches and two swimming beaches. A boat ramp is located at Pass Creek Campground.


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