South Lake

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  • Location and Directions:

    5001 South Lake Rd.
    Bishop, CA 93514

        South Lake is located in Inyo County approx. 22 miles west of the city of Bishop, CA. From Hwy 395 in Bishop, take hwy. 168 (Line St.) west into the mountains. Turn left on South Lake Rd. and follow until it ends at the lake.


    General Info:

        The lake is 170 acres set at an elevation of 9,768 feet. It is closed during the winter. Activities include fishing, camping, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. NWS Weather



    Other lakes and rivers in the area:
    Rock Creek Lake
    Sabrina Lake
    Owens River - Lower
    Pleasant Valley Reservoir


    Boating Info:

        Rental boats and pontoons are also available. There is also a small paved ramp for private boats.


    Fishing Info:

        The fishing season starts the last Saturday of April and ends on November 15. The lake is stocked weekly by the CDFW during the season and stocked with Alpers trophy trout periodically. There are also wild Brown & Brook Trout in here too. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



    Comments and Tips:

         Water levels can fluctuate drastically depending on the season, snow runoff and other factors. It is advised to check current conditions before heading up here.


          If you know something about this area or have some photos that you'd like to share, please E-mail and I'll post it here!


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