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Summer Fun at Our Local Lakes

A SusanvilleStuff Feature
by Melissa Blosser

Living in Lassen County we are blessed with the beauty of the great outdoors just minutes away, where we can enjoy a family barbeque, water sports and the cool mountain breeze on a hot summer day.

At 5,000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline.

Surrounding the lake are mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees. Protected coves around the lake attract several species of migratory birds.

Antelope Lake Recreation Area provides opportunities for many recreation experiences. Boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats.

Antelope Lake at twilight

There are approximately 194 family camping units and 4 group units. Each Campground has piped water. Trailer sites are available. Trailers of up to 40 feet can be accommodated in some of the camping units. No hookups are provided.

If a fishing trip is what you crave Antelope Lake supports rainbow, German brown, and kokanee salmon and Antelope Lake is stocked with rainbow trout annually.

Eagle Lake is also a great fishing hot spot. Nationally famous for its Eagle Lake rainbow trout, fishing is one of the biggest tourist attractions.

Eagle Lake offers lots of opportunities for fun

Camping and fishing at Eagle Lake will never disappoint. All of its facilities have flush toilets, trash collection, drinking water, and firewood for sale.

Each campsite has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. The Eagle Lake Marina is no further than five miles from any site and offers additional amenities such as hot showers, laundry, and groceries.

All of the Eagle Lake Recreation Area campgrounds are located on Eagle Lake and many sites are waterfront. The campgrounds offer a great way to experience the area providing quick access to Eagle Lake, the Marina, and the 5.2 mile paved bike and hiking trail, all while staying in the pines of the beautiful Lassen National Forest surrounded by local wildlife. They offer RV hook-ups, tent only, large group, and other specialized camping sites.

No matter which lake you choose, you are sure to find a great summer experience to remember for a lifetime.

Gallatin Marina at the south shore of Eagle Lake
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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