Round Valley Reservoir

Greenville, California

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Small, quiet, picturesque high-country lake with good warm-water fishing. Round Valley Reservoir exudes relaxation. Lily pads dot much of the surface, and people fish for bass, bluegill, and catfish. The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce claims that the California record for largemouth black bass was a 14-pounder taken from Round Valley in 1948. Even when we visited on the Fourth of July it was uncrowded. The 4,500-foot elevation offers cool evenings. The pine- and fir-covered hillsides reach above 5,500 feet in the lovely Sierra-Cascade setting of the Plumas National Forest. A Forest Service picnic area is found on the northeast shore about 0.5 mile from the dam. The only remaining campground at the lake is the privately operated Round Valley Lake Resort, 1 mile from the dam. No telephone or electricity exists at the lake.

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"Small, quiet, picturesque high-country lake with good warm-water fishing. Round Valley Reservoir exudes relaxation. Lily pads dot much of the surface, and people fish for bass, bluegill, and catfish. The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce claims that the California record for largemouth black bass was a 14-pounder taken from Round Valley in 1948. Even when we visited on the Fourth of July it was uncrowded. The 4,500-foot elevation offers cool evenings. The pine- and fir-covered hillsides reach above 5,500 feet in the lovely Sierra-Cascade setting of the Plumas National Forest. A Forest Service picnic area is found on the northeast shore about 0.5 mile from the dam. The only remaining campground at the lake is the privately operated Round Valley Lake Resort, 1 mile from the dam. No telephone or electricity exists at the lake."

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Greenville
Distance: 2.8
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: USGS Crescent Mills
Driving Directions: Directions to Round Valley Reservoir

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