Puddingstone Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Over the years, Puddingstone Reservoir has seen its up and downs but it looks like its on the upswing again lately. There's tables for the weekend picnickers, trails all around for hiking and the grounds are well kept and clean for the most part.
It is a great location to paddle and have a picnic. Puddingstone Reservoir draws an abundance of park visitors on hot summer weekends. Personal water crafts are only allowed in the speed zone. The speed zone designates fast boating activities and operates from 10:00 a.m. until one-half hour before sunset. At all other times the speed zone has a maximum speed limit of 12 m.p.h. All vessels shall operate in a counter clockwise direction. They ticket violators.
The reservoir is stocked with trout in the winter and catfish in the summer. There are also largemouth bass, bluegill and carp taken here. Night fishing is permitted from the shoreline during the summertime. Although Puddingstone Reservoir is very well known for the quality catfish produced year-round, trout, bass, and crappie are also abundant.
Open: Puddingstone Reservoir is open
year-round, seven days a week, from sunrise
to 10:00 p.m. in the summer, sunrise to 7:00
p.m. in the winter. Fast boating begins at
10:00 a.m. Puddingstone Lake is divided into
three separate zones that regulate the speed
1. Speed Zone: 35 m.p.h.. maximum and 20 m.p.h. minimum, located on the east side of the lake
2. No-Plane Zone: 12 m.p.h.. maximum, located in the center of the lake. Vessels are allowed to accelerate up to 12 m.p.h.in this area, but not plane off.
3. No-Wake Zone: 5 m.p.h. maximum, located in any of the coves, launch ramp areas and 100 Ft. from any shoreline.
BOAT INSPECTION: All vessels must be inspected and issued a launch permit prior to launch.
Fees: There is a camping, entrance, and parking fee and a fee to launch.
Lake Facilities: Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park consists of walking paths, picnicking, and a concession. Boat rentals, bait and tackle, food, drinks, and fuel are available at the dock and store. Pets are allowed. There are hiking and horseback riding trails. There are quite a few gazebos with bbq's available Fishing, swimming, windsurfing, float-tubing, boating, sailing, kayaking, water and jet-skiing are permitted with size restriction of the minimum of vessels 8 feet in length to the maximum of 26 feet. Boat Rentals Ph: 909 599-2667.