DESOLATION LAKE

Species Weather Hydrology


FISHING CALIFORNIA

Desolation Lake


April 14, 2024

Desolation Lake is located in California's El Dorado National Forest and offers great fishing opportunities for anglers. The lake is home to rainbow, brook, and brown trout, making it a popular destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. Nearby activities include hiking and camping in the beautiful wilderness area. Anglers should focus on early morning or late afternoon fishing, and use flies or lures that mimic the natural diet of the trout. The best time to visit is from late spring to early fall, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit.



Fish Species
Image Alt Apache Trout
Image Alt Brown Trout

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Area Boat Ramps

LAKE EDISON BOATING SITE
Upper San Joaquin Watershed, California
HUME LAKE BOAT LAUNCH (EAST DAM)
Upper King Watershed, California
FLORENCE LAKE CAMPGROUND
Upper San Joaquin Watershed, California
SANDY COVE ROAD FRESNO COUNTY
Upper King Watershed, California
NAVY BEACH PADDLE BOAT LAUNCH
Mono Lake Watershed, California
FLORENCE LAKE BOATING SITE
Upper San Joaquin Watershed, California
HUNTINGTON BOAT RAMP & LAUNCHING SITE
Upper San Joaquin Watershed, California
GULL MEADOWS CAR TOP BOAT LAUNCH
Mono Lake Watershed, California
SUNNYSLOPE ROAD 30796, SANGER
Upper King Watershed, California
MAMMOTH POOL RD, CALIFORNIA
Upper San Joaquin Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

SOURCE SEC 24, T6N, R21E TO CENTERVILLE FLAT
Upper Carson Watershed, California
HOOVER WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TO LEAVITT MEADOWS CAMPGROUND
West Walker Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO WILDERNESS BOUNDARY
Upper Stanislaus Watershed, California
WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK STANISLAUS
Upper Stanislaus Watershed, California
HEADWATER DEADMAN CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK STANISLAUS RIVER
Upper Stanislaus Watershed, California
CENTERVILLE FLAT TO HANGMAN'S BRIDGE
Upper Carson Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH EAST CARSONRIVER
Upper Carson Watershed, California
ROUGH CREEK
East Walker Watershed, California
LEAVITT MEADOWS CAMPGROUND TO HTNF BOUNDARY
West Walker Watershed, Nevada
MILL CREEK
West Walker Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Wilderness Boundary Peak

Devils Postpile National Monument

Owens River Headwaters Wilderness

Hoover Wilderness

Trails End Park

Mammoth Creek Community Park

Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve

Piper Mountain Wilderness

Bodie State Historic Park

Granite Mountain Wilderness

                                                                                                                       
                                               
VERMILLION VIEW OBSERVATION SITE
DEVILS POSTPILE FORMATION
The Devils Postpile Formation is a unique geological point of interest located within the Devils Postpile National Monument in California. This natural wonder is a columnar basalt formation, which was ...
VISITOR CONTACT / RANGER STATION
HOT CREEK GEOLOGIC SITE
OH! RIDGE OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE
BIG PINE AREA
TIOGA LAKE OVERLOOK INFO SITE
MAMMOTH LAKES WELCOME CENTER
The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is a popular point of interest for visitors to California's national parks. Located in the town of Mammoth Lakes, it serves as a gateway to ...
SIERRA VIEW OBSERVATION SITE
MINARET VISTA OBSERVATION SITE

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