Jenks Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
Jenks Lake Pier in the fall

Jenks Lake picnic area is for day use only, at an elevation of 6,800 feet.

AccessibleThis lake provides accessible picnicking and fishing from either the pier or from several fishing pads along the shore. An accessible trail also borders the lake, which starts from the parking lot.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife may plant rainbow trout in the spring and summer: fish planting schedule

Hand launch small boats, no power boats.

No camping. However the nearest campgrounds are:
Barton FlatsSan Gorgonio and South Fork Campgrounds.
Jenks Lake East Road also leads to a designated dispersed camping area, East Flats.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Daily hours of operation are from 7 a.m. -  6 p.m.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: There is a Day Use fee of $5.00 per vehicle and $40 for buses and RVs (Adventure Passes not accepted)
Open Season: 04/21/2023 - 10/14/2023
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Day use only- No overnight camping
Closest Towns: Angelus Oaks
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Vista RECREATION ™
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

General Information


From State Highway 38 take either Jenks Lake Road East or Jenks Lake Road West. Proceed to Jenks Lake parking lot.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Viewing Scenery



Interpretive Site:
Picnic tables: BBQ grills
Parking: $5.00 per car/$40 per bus
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: Accessible

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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