Fallen Leaf Lake in California

by  guest-paddler

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

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....

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

Trip Location