Success Reservior

Location and Directions:

33283 Globe Drive
Springville, California 93265
3605'00.1"N 11854'48.8"W

     Success is located in Tulare Co., approx. 5 miles east of the city of Porterville. From Porterville take Hwy. 190 East to the lake.


General Info:

    The lake is fed by the Tule River and has 2,400 surface acres at capacity with 30 miles of shoreline. Elevation is 640 feet. It is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is open year round for fishing, boating, camping and hunting.


Camping Info:

    There are about 100 sites at the Tule Recreation area, several of which have electric hookups. Flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station are provided.


Other lakes and rivers in the area:
Kaweah Lake
Kern River - Upper
Kern River - Lower
Isabella Lake
Hart Park Lake

Boating Info:

There are 3 boat ramps available. Two are at the Tule Recreation area and one is located at Lake Success Park near the dam. Water skiing and jet skis are allowed. Rentals are available at the marina. (559) 781-2078


Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter and spring months by the DFW. There are also largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish, crappie, redear and bluegill here. The large, shallow-water coves provide perfect habitat for these fish. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



Comments and Tips:

    This is an excellent catfish lake with fish averaging 3-15 pounds. Try fishing the south fork near the bridge with live shad dipped from the lake.


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