Fishing: Bear River Reservoir

Recreational Activities: Fishing

Bear River Reservoir

Species Present: Rainbow and brown trout are stocked annually by California Department of Fish and Game in Lower Bear River Reservoir. Rainbow trout are stocked in Upper Bear River Reservoir. Lake trout have also been caught.

Seasons: Visit the Department of Fish and Game web site for fishing regulations.

Access: From Jackson go 40 miles east on Highway 88, turn right onto Bear River Reservoir road.

Camping: There are two nearby developed campsites at South Shore Campground and Bear River Group Campgound. South Shore Campgound has 22 units and is first come, first served; Bear River Group Campground has 3 sites which may accomodate 25-50 people. For reservations at the group campground call Sierra Recreation Managers at (209) 295-4512. Fees are charged at both campgrounds. There is piped water, picnic tables, toilets, grills, and fire-rings, but no hook-ups. Open May 15 - Oct. 15, depending on snow.

Map: Forest map can be purchased at a Ranger Station.

Comments: Lower Bear River Reservoir is considered to be an exceptional northern California trout fishery.

More Information:

Amador Ranger District
26820 Silver Drive
Pioneer, CA 95666
(209) 295-4251