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Rollins Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 One of the best ways to start your visit is in a kayak, drinking in the beauty and getting to know the layout of the lake. The spectacular scenery, ideal water and weather conditions, and peaceful atmosphere make this a popular retreat.

Rollins Lake is a superb paddling getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, inviting you to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding forests, The lake provides year-round paddling opportunities. As one of the state's premier recreational lakes, your days at Rollins Lake will be filled with swimming, fishing, hiking, and many other water sports. 

If you love the outdoors and would like to get a little more involved, there are  miles of horseback riding and hiking trails for you to enjoy. Take a leisurely paddle and explore hidden coves.  Feel the wind in your hair as glide along the lake's surface. Stop for a picnic along the lake's scenic shore. Jump into the water for cooling swim. Rollin Lake, provides a sandy stretch that is perfect for swimming. Walk through the forest, discover favorite lookouts, photograph beautiful and interesting flora, and observe the area mule deer, raccoons, coyote, fox, and Golden and Bald eagles interact within their natural habitat.

 Rollins Lake has a healthy population of rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch range along with a wide variety of other fish species, including brown, and cutthroat trout, sunfish, bluegill, bass, channel catfish, and kokanee salmon. 18,000 catchable rainbows are planted annually beginning from March through April.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 56 58 60 66 74 83 90 89 84 75 61 55
Low 35 37 38 42 48 55 61 59 55 47 39 34

There are an abundance of inlets and pullout access areas throughout the lake’s three main arms witrollins lake kayaking - h finger like coves to explore. Nestled into  dramatic forest setting, Rollins Lake is a hidden jewel that you won't want to miss, so make your plans, pack your bags, and start enjoying the great offerings of this scenic California paddling destination.

Open: Rollins Lake is open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, year-round for boating. The boat speed limit is 50 m.p.h. from sunrise to sunset, 10 m.p.h. from sunset to sunrise and 5 m.p.h. in the restricted zones.The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Fees: There are day use, launch, camping and pet fees


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