Tulloch Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Lake Tulloch offers fifty-five miles of scenic shoreline and picturesque coves to explore. Surrounded by the majestic Table Mountain range and mature oaks throughout, it boasts some of the best paddling opportunities in California. This lake is particularly pretty in the early spring when the hillsides are still emerald green.
Lake Tulloch is a recreational reservoir located in the Sierra Foothills near the historic town of Copperopolis. The lake, which features long distance paddling opportunities around its 55 miles of beautiful shoreline, is one of the few lakes in California that allows private waterfront homes and docks. It's convenient location, less than two hours from San Francisco Bay Area, makes it the ideal place for a weekend paddling getaway.
There are three boat launches locations situated on different arms of the lake. Each arm averages about eight miles of shoreline. In addition, the arms are narrow, so you are able to easily paddle across to the other side in case the wind picks up or you become tired. Lake Tulloch has had a minimal amount of boat traffic the few times I have been here on the weekends during the summer. The center of the lake is open to the wind, providing for windsailing, jet and waterskiing. The natural beauty, and the bountiful wildlife will satisfy every outdoor enthusiastic at Lake Tulloch .
Lake Tulloch can produce a few trophy rainbow trout throughout the year. The lake has a wide variety of species of fish including small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, trout, and salmon. Trolling for rainbow trout will provide you with the best action.
Open: Lake Tulloch is open daily year-round for boating, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. The reservoir’s boat speed limit is 45 m.p.h. except in the restricted 5 m.p.h. zones.
Fees: Lake Tulloch has day use, launch, pet and camping fees.
Lake Facilities: The north side of the lake offers two facilities: Copper Cove and Poker Flat. Copper Cove has a lake side restaurant, launch ramp, moorings and gasoline. Poker Flat has a restaurant, marina, launch ramp and fuel. South Lake Tulloch Marina (Boat Rentals)