In the Santa Cruz Mountains, this lake is popular for rowing, paddling, and fishing. Santa Clara County manages the 960-acre Lexington Reservoir County Park. This day-use park is popular for hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking. The “Fish Sniffer Online” reports that the lake supports black bass, trout, bluegill, and crappie. The lake sits astride the San Andreas Rift Zone surrounded by steep hills rising more than 1,000 feet above the water. These Santa Cruz mountains support redwood forests, chaparral, grasslands, hardwoods, and mixed conifer habitats.
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