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Kelly Lake

Canoeing Kelly LakePhoto Credit Bre McGloughlin

Kelly Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 This seldom paddled lake is perfect for those who enjoy drifting quietly on calm waters at isolated destinations. An uncrowded atmosphere and breathtaking views kayak Fishing Kelly Lakeprovide quiet solitude while floating on its peaceful waters, which is about all you can do on this less than a quarter-of-a-mile shore-line lake. One drawback to Kelly Lake, (besides its size) is the water surface was completely overgrown with a water shield plant when I was here.

There was a small unpaved hand launch area along the lake access road. There aren’t any camping facilities located at Kelly Lake. The nearest campground is at Lake Valley Reservoir, which is located a couple of miles southwest off of Lake Valley Road.

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Kelly Lake is planted with a few, not many, rainbow trout and fingerlings, but due to the abundance of weeds and lily pads overtaking the lake’s water surface, you’re liking to call it a day after a few casts when your lure gets hung up on the water vegetation. For those who have a lot of patience, the best fishing action is in the springtime right after the ice melts.

Average
Temp
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 31 41 41 45 28 21 15

Open: Boats with motors are not allowed. Kelly Lake is open daily for boating from about the beginning of June to the end of November. Boats Kayaking Kelly Lake with motors are not allowed.

Fees: There aren’t any day use of launch fees.

Lake Facilities: The facilities consist of vault toilets, fishing, swimming, hikiThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookng, inner tubing and rowing. Powerboats and jet skis are not allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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