Serene Lakes

Serene Lakes Kayaking

Serene Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Area Map #161     Miles of Shoreline: 2     Lake Surface Acres: 240     Elevation: 7000’ Address: 111 Soda Springs Road Norden, CA 95724     Ph:530 2426-7660

Paddle Notes: The peaceful atmosphere sets the stage for this perfect paddling destination. Serene Lakes captured my heart with its breathtaking beauty. The restriction of motorized boats and the easy paddle around its incredibly scenic shoreline guarantees the perfect outing for the entire family, at this "serene" destination.

 Located on the western slope of the Sierra's, at 7000' elevation, the lake is surrounded by lodgepole pine, white fir, cedar, and tamarack.  in the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range quietly nestled in the heart of Donner Summit. Serene Lakes is part of the North Tahoe area. It is located  one mile south of the town of Soda Springs.

LAUNCH ACCESSES: Please access the lakes using only the Designated Access Points and paths.

1. Island Way at Serene Road Access day boat use, swimming, fishing, and nature observation.
2. Hemlock Peninsula Access, day boat use, fishing, nature observation.
3. Sierra Rd. extension access day boat use, swimming, fishing and nature observation.

You don't want to miss paddling these two conjoined-twin alpine lake  which supposedly named Serena and Dulzura by none other than Mark Twain.  There's no wonder  why the homeowners whose cabins and grand chalets surround the lakes are so protective.

Kayak Fishing: The fishing on the Serene Lakes Kayak Fishinglake is ok.. You can catch rainbow and lake trout with both bait and flies.  sailing, rowing, canoeing, , and fishing are popular activities on Serene Lakes. Serene Lakes has better scenery and paddling than fishing, but there are a few rainbow, and brook trout and catfish to be taken here but those few are difficult to catch.

Wind & Weather Conditions: The wind can whip up quickly across the lake, but it is typically calm until about midday and during the early evening hours when the sun melts into the horizon. During the summertime, the daytime high air temperature lingers between the mid-70s and the mid-90s, and in the winter this area receives heavy snowfall.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 40 42 45 52 51 71 79 79 72 62 47 40
Low 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Terrain: The lakes are surrounded by acres of pine and fir with numerous cabins interspersed throughout the forest and along the shore. There is limited shoreline access due to the dense groves of conifers and pines lining the water’s edge. The lakes feature an uncrowded atmosphere and earth shattering views of a thick woodland, casting reflective images onto calm water, uninterrupted by motorized boats. A narrow passage separates the lakes from each other.

In the wintertime the view is equally stunning over the frozen lake opening up a whole new winter wonderland to explore

Serene Lakes Kayaking California

Open: Serene Lakes are open daily sunrise to sunset for boating from late May to late October, weather permitting. No motorboats are allowed.

Fees: There is a fee to camp but no day use fee.

Lake Facilities: The facilities consist of a small boat launch, hiking and bicycling trails, sailing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.  No motorized boats are allowed.

Directions: From the town of Cisco Grove off of Interstate 80, head east for about nine miles to the town of Soda Springs. Exit on Norden/Soda Springs in the town of Soda Springs. Travel east on Donner Pass Road for about one-half mile. Turn right on Soda Springs Road and drive for two-point-two miles. Then turn right on Serene Road to reach the launch area by Ice Lakes Lodge. Map

Serene Lake Kayaking


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