Fallen Leaf Lake - Paddling
Paddle the sparkling blue waters of Fallen Leaf Lake and take in panoramic views of the Sierra mountains.
The lake is just barely under three miles long and is about one mile wide.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Easy, out and back paddle. Could be made more challenging if longer distances are desired. I wouldn't recommend doing the whole lake unless the paddle is very experienced and knows how to read constantly changing weather patterns in the Sierra.
Time To Complete
Paddlers usually spend anywhere from one to five hours out on the water.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The road to the lake is not accessible November through April. The peak of summer vacation season the lake is very busy. Weekdays in the summer or weekends during the shoulder season are the best times to visit.
On Leash Only
Dogs are allowed but must be kept in voice control or on leash at all times.
Parking is free in designated day use areas.
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