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Mountain Meadows Reservoir

Mountain Meadows Reservoir Kayaking

Mountain Meadows Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Mountain Meadows Reservoir is like being on a treasure hunt. If you can find the reservoir, you have found the treasure. You notice that I said "if". Finding this reservoir in Kayak Fishing Mountain Meadows Reservoira maze of dirt roads through a towering conifer forest will almost guarantee you will become lost either on the way to the reservoir or on the way back out. If I didn’t know for certain there was a reservoir of a relatively large size, on my first visit, I would have sworn Mountain Meadows Reservoir didn’t exist.

It took me more than two hours zigzagging back and forth on dirt roads through the dense forest to find the reservoir. It may also be a problem for you to find this mysterious retreat because trees were being cleared to lay new roads when I was here. Unfortunately, none of the dirt roads were marked and it is extremely easy to lose your bearings, but once you find this pretty reservoir, you’ll be glad you did.

The beautiful natural setting of Mountain Meadows Reservoir, with very  few facilities provides a peaceful paddling experience. You are liable to be the only one there. Recreation use at Mountain Meadows Reservoir is primarily  angling, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting.

 The only public access point is a small boat ramp at the Indian Ole Dam, accessible via a County-maintained gravel road that crosses private property (located within the Dyer Mountain Resort Project area).  The boat ramp was in poor condition when I was last here. (See top photo.)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 42 46 51 59 68 76 84 84 77 66 50 42
Low 20 23 26 29 35 42 46 44 39 32 26 21

Open: Mountain Meadow Reservoir is open daily for boating from about mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting.

Fees: There are no fees for day use or to launch but this my change.

RThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookeservoir Facilities: There are hiking and horseback riding trails, fishing, and a small dirt hand boat launch by the dam. There aren’t any restroom facilities or water: Pacific Gas and Electric Ph: 916 386-5164


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