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Loon Lake

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Loon Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 kayaking loon lakeLoon Lake is located in El Dorado National Forrest, approximately twenty-three miles east of Placerville on Highway 50. A stunning array of majestic pines and a boulder-lined shoreline provide many unforgettable sights and a one-of-a-kind paddling experience for all levels of paddlers.

Loon Lake is an outdoor paradise of sparkling, crystal clear blue water, awe-inspiring vistas, scenic hiking trails and first-class fishing. With an abundance of coves and ten miles of shoreline to explore, the lake is ideal for all types of outdoor enjoyment.

Recreational opportunities at Loon Lake seem to have almost no end. You can mountain bike, hike, snorkel, camp, fish, and much more! Outdoor lovers will have an endless array of pleasurable activities to keep them entertained. Other popular activities include horseback riding and exploring off-road 4-wheel trails.

Outdoor enthusiasts often flock to Loon Lake because of the abundance of wildlife in the area. Several bald eagles nest nearby the lake's rocky shores. If you keep a careful lookout, you might catch a glimpse of bears, deer and raccoons Loon Lake Kayakingsharing the habitat.

  Fishing action is pretty good for rainbow and brown trout in the two to four pound class at Loon Lake. Fishing is more rewarding at the break of day, and in the evening, but during the day you’re liable to come up empty handed. The lake is planted yearly with 20,000 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class. This is a popular summer vacation destination so your best bet is to get on the water early, before everyone else does. Kayak anglers delight in fishing for rainbow and brown trout

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 53 56 59 65 73 81 88 88 83 73 59 53
Low 35 45 36 40 40 53 60 59 55 48 39 35

Open: The lake access road is closed during the winter due to snow conditions. The campgrounds are open from Memorial Day to October 15th. Boating is allowed mid-May to mid-October.

Fees: There is a fee for pets and to camp, but no launch feeThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Lake Facilities: The facilities consist of two boat launches, power boating, sailing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Five picnic areas in the campground and a day-use area provide campers with lake views. Pit toilets, fire rings and grills are provided


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