Lake Valley Reservoir

Truckee, California

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Forested mountain lake that is great for the family. Peaceful Lake Valley Reservoir invites family outings. The lakeshore varies from rocky to grassy banks. Dense forests surround the lake below ridge tops rising 500 to 1,000 feet above the water. Lake Valley Reservoir is a component of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Drum Spaulding Hydropower Project. Glacier-polished granite adorns two islands that are great for sunbathing, fishing, and midsummer swimming. Sometimes yellowjackets welcome shoreline visitors. The high elevation, reflection from the granite and water, and bright sun can quickly cause sunburn. A major feature on the west shore of the lake is Sky Mountain Camp. Their summer program offers canoeing and other aquatic activities.
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Paddling Northern California

by Charlie Pike (Falcon Guides)

Forested mountain lake that is great for the family. Peaceful Lake Valley Reservoir invites family outings. The lakeshore varies from rocky to grassy banks. Dense forests surround the lake below ridge tops rising 500 to 1,000 feet above the water. Lake Valley Reservoir is a component of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Drum Spaulding Hydropower Project. Glacier-polished granite adorns two islands that are great for sunbathing, fishing, and midsummer swimming. Sometimes yellowjackets welcome shoreline visitors. The high elevation, reflection from the granite and water, and bright sun can quickly cause sunburn. A major feature on the west shore of the lake is Sky Mountain Camp. Their summer program offers canoeing and other aquatic activities.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Truckee
Distance: 4.5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Class: Class I
Season: Best summer and autumn
Local Maps: USGS Cisco Grove
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Valley Reservoir

Recent Trail Reviews

5/29/2007
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The boat access is minimal. the road access really requires a vehicle that can travel over big ruts. Since you cannot have access via the campgrounds, the only access is via the day access at Silvertip. Limited parking. Lake is a nice area away from the power boaters on bigger lakes.



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