Wishon Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
It was well-worth the long drive to paddle this awe-inspiring reservoir located in a remote area in the Sierra National Forest. The thirty-one mile drive through dense forests lined with towering pines and giant redwoods in the McKinley Grove on the way to Wishon Reservoir was very scenic.
The peaceful atmosphere, majestic mountains and huge boulders towering above the shoreline provide a tranquil and scenic paddle, which put Wishon Reservoir on my top list of destinations to paddle in California.
Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs offer the best setting to paddle in this area. There is nothing quite like these two tranquil reservoirs in this part of California. Take the time to paddle these two rare jewels, the next time you're in this area. A visit to Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs is the paddling destination of a lifetime. Come see these natural wonders and be sure to take plenty of photographs!
It is the fish that engender the most outside interest at Wishon Reservoir. The lake holds and abundance of rainbow trout, which provides the thrill of angling for these wily fish. Trolling for trout from your kayak will provide the best fishing action. The Department of Fish and Game plants 20,000 rainbow trout in the 10 to 12 inch class in Wishon Reservoir annually.
Open: Wishon Reservoir is open daily from May 1st to November 15th one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Early or late snowfall can alter these dates sooner or later. The boat speed limit is 15 m.p.h.
Fees: There is a fee for camping and pets, but no day use or launch fee.