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Lake Amador

Location and Directions:

     Lake Amador is located in Amador County, approx. 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, CA and approx. 40 miles northeast of Stockton. From Stockton take the CA-88/Waterloo Rd east toward Jackson. Stay on CA-88 approx. 34 miles to Jackson Valley Rd. and turn right. Travel approx. 2 miles to Lake Amador Dr. and turn left to the lake.

General Info:

      This is a smaller lake consisting of 425 acres and 14 miles of shoreline, set at an elevation of 485 feet. Entrance fee is $8 per vehicle. RV and tent camping is available. There is also a fully-stocked general store and cafe. Lake Amador Website

Boating Info:

     There is a launch ramp available for a $6 fee. Rental boats are also available from $40-$60 a day. There is no speed limit, however skiing and jet-skis are not allowed.

Fishing Info:

     This lake is famous for it's "Cutbow" trout - a cross between steelhead, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Weekly plants of up to 5,000 pounds of trout averaging 2-6 pounds a piece has made this little lake an outstanding trout fishery. Also in the lake are largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.
Lake Records:

  • Largemouth Bass: 17.1 pounds
  • Catfish: 40 pounds
  • Bluegill: 2 pounds

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