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Lake Solano Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
There are cherished treasures all around us, tucked in the most unexpected places. Lake Solano is one of those treasures. Many people have never heard of this stunning lake until they accidentally pass a sign that reads, “Lake Solano Regional Park” while driving on their way to Lake Berryessa. (There aren't many lakes within close proximity of the Bay Area that provide opportunities for camping, kayaking and fly fishing all at the same place. In fact, this is the only one.
It’s nearly impossible not to be drawn to Lake Solano’s breathtaking views of low rolling foothills, its diverse nature, and wildlife that make this an extraordinary paddling getaway for flat water kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Paddlers will find “seventh heaven” at Lake Solano as they explore the scenic coves around this long and narrow, 177 surface acre lake.
If you're an angler, you're going to love the clear visibility of Lake Solano’s waters. Kayak anglers flock to the lake hoping to catch a trophy size trout. Lake Solano has relatively stable water levels and less water traffic than other area lakes, making it the perfect home for brown and rainbow trout. It is considered one of the best fly fishing spots in the Sacramento Valley.
Open: Lake Solano is open year-round 7 days a week. The day use/Picnic Area 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fees: There is a fee to park, but no additional charge to launch a car-top, hand-carried craft. For launching a trailered craft, there is a launch fee.
Facilities: Lake Solano lies just west of the town of Winters, and offers an array of outdoor recreational opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, bird watching and wildlife photography. There are hiking trails for you to enjoy.