The beautiful photographs above were taken by Val Forrest.
Paddling enthusiasts will find many scenic coves and miles of shoreline to explore at Shaver Lake. Mountains clothed with towering pine forests provide a spectacular background setting for an invigorating paddle. This popular boating lake has a 5 m.p.h. boat speed limit 100 feet from the shoreline, which provides a safe haven from the fast-moving powerboats.
It is a good six-hour paddle around the entire perimeter of Shaver Lake. The shape of the lake is not well-suited for novice paddlers unless they launch from Camp Edison and only paddle the southern arms, which is the most scenic area on the lake. A public boat launching ramp is located at the north end of the lake. Camp Edison also has boat launching facilities for its campers. Shaver Lake is a popular lake for water sports activities. Water skiing, jet skis and windsurfing are popular activities at this beautiful mountain lake.
Shaver Lake is an ultimate destination to hook a rainbow trout, salmon, smallmouth bass, bluegill or catfish. The lake is open all year for fishing. The Department of Fish and Game plants the lake with 52,000 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class, and 54,000 kokanee salmon fingerlings each year.
The best time to fish is when the water surface warms up beginning in the spring, and in the coves along the southern side of the lake away from the abundance of fast-moving watercraft on the lake.
Open: Shaver Lake is open daily all year to boating, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. The boat speed limit is 50 m.p.h. from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 5 m.p.h. from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except in the restricted 5 m.p.h. zones.
Lake Facilities: There is a full-service marina, a general store, three boat launches, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails, fishing, boating, sailing and waterskiing. Shaver Lake Marina -Camp Edison Ph: 559 841-5331