Jenks Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Family fishes at Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest

Jenks Lake picnic area is a day use area only at  an elevation of 6,800 ft. This picnic area provides accessible fishing from either the fishing pier or from several fishing pads along the shore. An accessible trail is located along the parking lot side of the lake.

There are accessible picnic sites and restrooms also available at this location.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife plants rainbow trout twice per month spring and summer.  Link to fish planting schedule

Hand launch small boats, no power boats.

Campgrounds nearby along Santa Ana River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Day Use Only. No overnight camping.
Operational Hours: The daily hours of operation are from 7 a.m. - 6p.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: 05/22/2020 - 10/04/2020
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Day use only- No overnight camping
Closest Towns: Angelus Oaks
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center:
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Call (909) 382-2790

General Information


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

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