Porcupine Lake

Species present: Rainbow and Brook Trout

Seasons: Open all year. Bag limit: 5 per day, 10 in possession.

Date of usual ice out: July 1 (7,250' elevation)

Access trails: This lake is located in Section 1 and 2, T39N, R6W. Access is via the South Fork Road (Road 26) from the W.A. Barr Road. About 2.5 miles up Road 26, just past the concrete bridge, take road 41N53 to the right. About 0.5 up this road, turn to the left on road 40N64 and continue until you reach the Toad Lake cabin site. The last half mile of this road is very rocky and is not recommended for anything other than high clearance vehicles. From the cabin site, 5W05 goes up the old jeep trail (no vehicles allowed) to Toad Lake. To access Porcupine Lake, use 5W05 around the north shore of Toad Lake, and then up the hill to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail at the divide. Take the PCT south to the junction with the Porcupine Lake Trail (5W05A) which goes directly to the lake. This is about a mile hike from Toad Lake.

Camping: 1 poor site. Poor firewood availability.

Surface acres: 8 acres and 50' deep.

Comments: This lake is well down in a depression resembling a crater. The surface never rises high enough to overflow. The shore is generally a jumble of granite rocks. Reportedly has very big Rainbow Trout, but overall, the fishing is fair to poor. This lake is on National Forest land.


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