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Fallen Leaf Lake in California

Trip Overview

Fallen Leaf Lake is a large Alpine Lake surrounded by majestic pines and granite peaks. The weather is typical Sierra Nevada unpredictable, layers are a must. The water is clean and clear the wild life is limited and changes seasonally. The amenities in the small village at the Lake are great! The general store/post office/cafe supplied great food and gifts. The paddling was along a rocky shore with deep shrubs. Powerboats are allowed but after paddling on Tahoe the few we encountered were no problem.


Kayak rentals were available as were limited real estate rentals.


A small access fee was required.


A 2.5 mile drive off of SR89 about 13 miles from stateline.

Southwest of Lake Tahoe. The access road is mostly single lane and is only open during warm dry months....

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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