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.
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
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.
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.
- Largemouth Bass: 17.1 pounds
- Catfish: 40 pounds
- Bluegill: 2 pounds