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Red Lake

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Red Lake Kayaking CanoeingUnexpectedly beautiful serene scenery engulfs this small alpine lake located on the east side of the Carson Pass about three-and-a-half miles east of Woods Lake.

A special feature of this exquisite tiny lake located in a remote wilderness setting is that it is often deserted. The lake, approximately thirty surface acres and one-half mile of shoreline, does not allow motorized boats. There is a hand launch access area along the eastern shore near the small parking lot.

Red Lake is an uncrowded and has onlly a handful of primitive campsites towered over by gorgeous pines. The only drawback to Red Lake is there weren’t any restroom facilities.

Red Lake is a small lake with only 30 water surface acres.  Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including deer, coyote, jackrabbit, quail, flicker, warblers, red-tailed hawk, golden eagle, golden-mantled ground squirrel, marmot, and beaver.

 Trolling for trout provides good action at Red Lake, or your other best bet is to fly fish from along the shore right after the Department of Fish and Game stocks the lake. The species of fish here consist of brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, but you’ll most likely land yourself a brook or rainbow trout, which 5,000 are planted yearly, along with 6000 rainbow trout.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 44 47 51 57 66 75 83 82 75 65 53 44
Low 18 20 24 28 34 40 44 43 37 25 22 17

 Open: Red Lake is open daily for boating from about June to October. The season can be shortened at either end due to early or late snowfall. Motorized boats are prohibited.

Fees: There aren’t any fees for day use, to launch or to camp.The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Lake Facilities: The facilities include hand launch access, windsurfing, swimming, fishing and hiking. NOTE: Boats with motors are not allowed. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ph: 775 882-2766


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