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Loch Lomond

Santa Cruz, California

Loch Lomond

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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."

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Sunnyvale,
Pathfinder | 111 pts
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7/26/2009
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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Santa Cruz
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4
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Easy
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Year-round.
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