Milton Reservoir

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Pines reflected in mountain lake

The Middle Fork of the Yuba River flows into the east end of Milton Lake.  This small 12-acre lake is part of the wild trout program of California's Department of Fish and Wildlife.  There are some trophy size trout found here.   The deepest part of the lake is on the west end near the dam.  The elevation of the lake is 5650 feet.

  No motors are allowed on this lake. Float tubes or wader fishing is popular in the shallower sections of the lake. Special fishing regulations apply to this area.  Anglers may use only artificial lures with barbless hooks.  A two-fish limit applies and fish must be less than 12 inches in length.  Large brown trout have been reported in the creek below the reservoir.  Fishing is open from the last Saturday in April through November 15th.  The closest developed campgrounds are at Jackson Meadow Reservoir to the south.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Maximum 12" length in fish size allowed.  There is a 2 fish limit.  Anglers may only use artificial lures with barbless hooks.
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street (Hsy 89), PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA  96126    (530) 994-3401 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Activities


Fishing

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Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Milton Creek - Native rainbow trout up to ten inches inhabit the reaches of the creek.