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June Lake Kayaking in the Fall 
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June Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

June Lake KayakingSituated 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.

At 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 go down 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 40 44 50 58 66 75 83 82 75 65 53 42
Low 19 22 26 31 39 47 53 51 44 35 27 20

June Lake Loop KayakingOpen: 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 facilitiesThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book 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

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