Fishing: Loon Lake

Recreational Activities: Fishing

Loon Lake

Species Present: Rainbow trout is planted every other week by California Department of Fish and Game, from May through August.

Seasons: Lake is accessible year-round. Ice fishing not recommended due to fluctuating water levels. Be sure to check the fishing regulations at the Department of Fish and Game web site.

Access: From Pollock Pines continue on Hwy 50 east 9 miles to Ice House Road. Turn north on Ice House Road toward Crystal Basin and travel 29 miles. Turn east and go 5 miles to fork in the road, then turn east to the lake.

Camping: Overnight camping is available at Loon Lake Campground, Northshore RV Campground, Loon Lake Chalet, and Red Fir Group Campground.

Map: Forest map can be purchased at a Ranger Station. Click here for Crystal Basin Recreation area map from SMUD.

More Information:

Pacific Ranger District
7887 Highway 50
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
(530) 647-5415



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