Situated in an exceptionally scenic
surrounding, in the High Sierras, rests this small
but exquisite cold-water natural lake. June Lake is
the second largest lake of the four lakes located on
the June Lake Loop along Highway 158. It is an ideal
location for novice paddlers or individuals who
enjoy to paddle a series of small lakes in a day.
Summer brings both recreational paddlers,
enjoying a relaxing day on the water and kayak
agnlers, trying to hook a trophy size trout. Rent a
canoe, kayak or boat from one of the many local
rental companies and have a great time. Paddle
around June Lake for a day of fishing or just to
take in the amazing mountain scenery.
sunrise spectacular reflective views of massive
colorful mountain peaks are cast onto the calm,
glass-like water surface of June Lake. Why anyone
would prefer to paddle at another time of day is
beyond me. This superb paddling destination offers
recreation for the entire family in a magnificent
high alpine setting.
The "Oh Ridge" campground is
located on the northeastern shoreline overlooking
June Lake. Be sure to call far in advance for
reservations, especially if you plan a trip here on
a holiday summer weekend.
It’s no surprise why June Lake is a top
kayak angling destination with the breathtaking
surrounding views; the perfect number of miles of
shoreline distance for paddling; and the large
amount of rainbow trout planted by both the
Department of Fish and Game and Alper’s Ranch
hatcheries each year. June Lake is also stocked with
trophy-sized alpers trout and there are also a few
brown, brook and cutthroat trout here too. A good
fishing spot is near the swim beach at the north end
of the lake.
June Lake is deep and whatever get's your lures or
bait down is going to help. At first and last light,
you might find them on the surface. After that, they
to the thermocline. Paddle at different speeds, and
experiment. With the leadcore, start at 3 to 4
colors out, and remember that if you stop paddling,
,the line will sink and snag the bottom.
Open: June Lake is open daily to kayaking from
the last weekend in April to October 31st one-hour
before sunrise to sunset. June Lake has a 10 m.p.h.
boat speed limit.
Fees: There is a fee to launch and to camp.
Lake Facilities: The facilities include, boating,
fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and horseback
riding. The nearby resort offers showers and
basic groceries and camping supplies. Marina Ph: 760 648-7726