French Meadows Reservoir

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

A CDF&W target fishery for hatchery catchables.  Good boat launching facilities and campgrounds.  5,000 lbs of catchable rainbow trout were planted in 2014.  25,000 Eagle Lake trout fingerlings have also been stocked historically.  Large rainbow and brown trout can be found in the lake and in the river above and below the dam.  The area around the lake is a State Game Refuge and no firearms are permitted.  Be aware that many areas around the reservoir and into Duncan Canyon burned in the 2001 Star Fire.  Use caution in burned areas due to safety hazards from dead trees.



At a Glance

Restrictions: French Meadows Reservoir is inside a State Game Refuge. Guns and hunting are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Foresthill, CA


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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing