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Lake  Kaweah

Lake Kaweah Kayaking

Lake Kaweah Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

The powerful aura from the magnificent Sierra Nevada foothills, which surrounds Lake KLake Kaweah Kayakingaweah can be a little intimidating at first glance, because they make the lake appear larger than it really is. This sprawling lake’s topography can change drastically from year-to-year due to drought conditions or heavy rain precipitation.

Lake Kaweah offers all types of boating recreational activities and excellent paddling opportunities for all levels of paddlers. Novice paddlers can hand launch from the Horse Creek campground and paddle along the southern arm of the lake, or there are two other free day use boat launches you can launch from. One launch is located in the middle of the southwestern shore and the other boat launch is located on the western shore at Lemon Hill. For information about boating registration and operating regulations, call Ph: 559 597-2437.

 Lake Kaweah has a huge population of large size largemouth bass and provides excellent year-round bass action. The lake bass record weighed in at 17.5 pounds. Other species of fish taken here include Florida strain largemouth bass, brown and rainbow trout, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill.

The lake is planted yearly by the Department of Fish and Game with 40,000 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch range during the winter and spring. Lake Kaweah is open 24 hours a day for kayak fishing.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 57 64 69 77 85 94 99 97 92 82 67 58
Low 39 41 44 47 53 58 63 62 58 51 42 36

Open: Lake Kaweah is open daily all year for boating, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at nights. There is no posted boat speed limit except in the 5 m.p.h. zones and 5 m.p.h. at night. NOTE: Jet and waterskiing are not allowed at night. 

Fees: Lake Kaweah charges a fee to launch, to camp, for day use and for pets. The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Lake Facilities: There is a full-service marina, houseboat, boat and waterski rentals, three boat launches, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing, swimming and hiking trails.



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