Silver Lake - Bucks Area
SIlver Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Area Map #192 Miles of Shoreline: 2 Lake Surface Acres: 125 Elevation: 5800’ Address: Silver Lake Road Quincy, CA 95971 Ph:530 283-0555
Paddle Notes: After a long and difficult drive to reach Silver lake, I was rewarded with a paddling adventure of a lifetime without a soul in sight. This spellbinding lake provides paddling opportunities unlike any other place in Northern California. It is easily one of my favorite paddling destinations when I want to "disappear".
This seldom traveled lake is perfect for adventurous paddlers who enjoy paddling and camping at isolated destinations. It makes an excellent weekend trip for you and a companion. The lake features primitive wilderness campsites, stunning reflective views upon the lake’s crystal clear water surface and ideal paddling opportunities.
You can hand launch your boat from along the shoreline, but you may have to hand carry your boat a short distance from the parking area to the shore. Boats with motors are not permitted.
Kayak Fishing: Boats with motors are not allowed on Silver Lake which makes it a perfect kayak angling destination, providing the road is drivable. The last two miles of the lake access road was in extremely poor condition when I was there in July 06. Vehicles that ride low to the ground may have difficulty driving on this road.
The Department of Fish and Game plants 1,000 rainbows and 2,000 brook trout fingerlings each year, which may not seem like very many fish, but this lake doesn’t get a whole lot of action due to its remote location.
Wind & Weather Conditions: There’s nothing more exhilarating than paddling Silver Lake on a warm summer day. The daytime high air temperature can rise up into the 90s by mid-afternoon, even though the temperature at night can drop down into the 30s and 40s. This region receives a heavy amount of snowfall during the spring, winter and fall.
Terrain: Silver Lake’s natural harmony embraces you, filling you with an utter sense of peace. The tent campsites are situated a short distance from the lake beneath thick groves of pine and fir. An abundance of wildlife feed in the area, including bears,, so secure your food in airtight containers and keep a clean campsite.