Central Valley, California Area Lakes and Reservoirs

  • Folsom Lake

    Folsom Lake

    Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, Folsom Lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Good fishing for both cold- and warm-water species includes rainbow trout, brown trout, black bass, ... Continue
  • Lake Berryessa

    Lake Berryessa

    Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making it an ideal place for water sports. Anglers enjoy fishing for both cold and warm water ... Continue
  • Millerton Lake

    Millerton Lake

    Millerton Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, approximately 15 miles east of Fresno, CA. With over 40 miles of shore land for water sports, this SRA offers visitors swimming, fishing, and boating. The hills surrounding the lake provide good hiking opportunities. Wildlife in the ... Continue
  • Pine Flat Lake

    Pine Flat Lake is located in the oak-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 35 miles east of Fresno, California. The construction of the 429 foot tall Pine Flat Dam on the Kings River was completed in 1954. When completely full, Pine Flat Lake is 20 miles long, holds 1,000,0 ... Continue
  • San Luis Reservoir

    San Luis Reservoir

    Nestled in the grassy hills of the western San Joaquin Valley near historic Pacheco Pass, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area is noted for boating, board sailing, camping, and picnicking. But it’s anglers who find the unit’s three lakes most inviting. All are part of the California Water ... Continue