Rock Creek Lake
Rock Creek Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Rock Creek Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada ten miles west off of Interstate 395. The steep paved lake access road provides magnificent views of snow-capped mountain peaks and towering ponderosa pines. This small cold-water haven provides a peaceful paddle amidst soul-stirring beauty. It is an ideal location to relax, take in the sun and fresh air, after a long drive to reach this paddling haven.
Rainbow, brown, and brook trout provide the majority of the fishing action at Rock Creek Lake, but eastern brook and golden trout are also frequently taken here also. The fishing season starts the last Saturday of April and ends on November 15th, but the lake isn’t stocked until the snow melts which is usually some time in May. 35,000 rainbow trout are planted per year measuring between 8to 10 inches by both state and county hatcheries. Rock Creek, (which flows into Rock Creek Lake), also offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the region.
Open: The access road to the lake is closed during the winter due to snow, which is usually begins from October to the end of May. The boat speed limit is 5 m.p.h. Kayaking is allowed an hour before sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
Lake Facilities: Flush toilets are located near the parking area. The lake facilities include a boat launch, boat rentals, fishing, boating, sailing, and hiking trails. Swimming, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing are not permitted.