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

Operational Hours: The daily hours of operation are from 7am-6pm.
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: 04/12/2019 - 10/06/2019
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 909-382-2790 (closed Tues/Wed)

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