Loch Lomond

Santa Cruz, California

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Nestled among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 2 miles long and typically less than a couple hundred yards wide, Loch Lomond feels more like paddling on a North Coast river than a lake. Although it is arguably the most scenic of all the lakes, and serene, since no gas motors are allowed, it is now the most challenging to access. Because of mussel restrictions, only those willing to pay to store a kayak there for the entire season are allowed to paddle the loch. Launch site: Boat ramp (100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton) open seasonally 7 days a week, March 1 to Labor Day, then weekends only through October 14. Note: No food, lodging, or camping available at the lake.
Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California

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Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California

by Roger Schumann (Falcon Guides)

Nestled among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 2 miles long and typically less than a couple hundred yards wide, Loch Lomond feels more like paddling on a North Coast river than a lake. Although it is arguably the most scenic of all the lakes, and serene, since no gas motors are allowed, it is now the most challenging to access. Because of mussel restrictions, only those willing to pay to store a kayak there for the entire season are allowed to paddle the loch.

Launch site: Boat ramp (100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton) open seasonally 7 days a week, March 1 to Labor Day, then weekends only through October 14. Note: No food, lodging, or camping available at the lake.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Santa Cruz
Distance: 4
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round.
Local Maps: Park map, info, and current hours of operation (cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=426)
Driving Directions: Directions to Loch Lomond

Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2009
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Really cute little lake, really quiet. The only problem is you are not allowed to swim... and in the middle of summer, it's hard!!! You can rent a pedal boat ($10 for 2 hours) or a canoe to explore the lake, and it's creeks or island, and it's really nice for the kids. Perfect for fishing, the hike around the lake looks nice and easy. Because of the mussels contamination, you are not allowed to bring your own kayak... too bad.



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