Lexington Reservoir

Santa Clara, California

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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.
Paddling Northern California

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Paddling Northern California

by Charlie Pike (Falcon Guides)

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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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Santa Clara
Distance: 7.2
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Class: Class I
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Lexington Reservoir County Park
Local Maps: USGS Los Gatos, Castle Rock Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Lexington Reservoir

Recent Trail Reviews

7/25/2010
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This location has been closed to boaters since about 2007. It used to be my favorite spot to kayak. Parking was never an issue, there was a small dock, and it was free. I have not heard anything about the possibility of reopening to the public.



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