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Loch Lomond Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Loch Lomond is the best kept secret in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Due to popular demand the storage program for kayaks and canoes that was implemented in 2009 has been expanded to provide space for approximately one hundred kayaks and canoes or other boats that fit on the storage racks. There are fees associated with boat storage and space is limited. Contact recreation area staff at Ph: 831 335-7424 for more information. At this time, storage is not being offered for boats on trailers.
Kayak Fishing: Fishing is a main attraction at Loch Lomond. The lake is stocked with trout, bluegills and largemouth bass. Other species of fish include redear, channel catfish, green sunfish and rainbow trout. This 180 acres of recreation area offers picnic tables, a children’s playground, a nature center, interpretive walks with rangers and a store where you can rent an electric or row boat, as well as bait, tackle, fishing licenses, hot and cold drinks, and snacks.
Open: Loch Lomond Recreation Area is currently closed Due to low rainfall this winter and low water conditions, Loch Lomond will not be opening for the 2014 season on March 1. If conditions change with sufficient rain, Loch Lomond could open later this spring.
Loch Lomond is normally open from March 1st to September 15th and weekends only from September 15th to October 31st, from 6:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Due to the concern regarding contamination of quagga mussel, private boat launch will be restricted to boats that are stored at Loch Lomond Recreation Area for the season.
Fees: There is a day use, launch, and an inspection fee.
Lake Facilities: The lake’s facilities include fishing, boating, picnicking, and hiking. Twelve miles of trails wind their way across the woods and along two miles of the lakeshore. No gas motors or body contact are allowed. The lake store rents electric and row boats, bait, tackle, fishing licenses, hot and cold drinks, and snacks. The park has plenty of picnic areas scattered throughout the shoreline.