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
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
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.
The fishing on the lake 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.
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.