Kayaking at Fallen Leaf Lake in California

Kayaking At Fallen Leaf Lake In California

Kayaking in Fallen Leaf Lake, California

Abigail ScottByAbigail Scott
Updated on 6/23/2022

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This location is a water lover's paradise. There are no words to explain this incredible paddling adventure, but I'll try. Fallen Leaf Lake is a spectacularly gorgeous alpine lake with crystal pure water. Reflected pictures are cast onto the lake's surface when the water is particularly motionless and smooth.

Fallen Leaf Lake is one of the nicest paddling destinations in the area, nestled among mountain tops overlooking the southern half of the lake. The lake is a deep, midnight blue, and the surrounding mountains are crowned with snow and covered in towering pines, depending on the season. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler, this fresh, crystal water lake is ideal for kayaking. It provides a more intimate paddling experience than the considerably larger Lake Tahoe nearby. The afternoon winds that sweep across the lake are normally protected.

Hiking routes and a campground are available. Fallen Leaf Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including kayak fishing. The lake, which is three miles long and just under three-quarters of a mile broad, has around ten miles of shoreline to troll for rainbow trout.

So for newbie kayak riders out there, one of the things that I’d highly recommend you to do is to learn how to get out of a capsized kayak. You’ll never know when you’re going to need the knowledge.

As far as my story is concerned, these are the lessons that I would like to convey through it. Despite meeting an accident of this kind, I know that I will always love kayaking because it is a sport that has brought me joy for many years. There is only one thing I have to make sure of is that I learn from my mistakes to avoid having the same problems happen again in the future. 

As much as I enjoyed sharing my little kayak survival story with you, I hope you learned something from it. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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