A primitive, unmaintained trail circles the lake and provides access for fishermen. The best bet for success here is fly fishing or using a spinner, although bait will also work. The lake is stocked with catchable sized fish in most years and also carries larger fish over through the winter. The area around the lake has some spectacular scenery and interesting geology. Wildlife can also be observed along the 020 spur and at the lake. Osprey can often be seen hunting at the lake.
Map + Directions
From Ukiah, travel 14 miles south on Highway 395 to the junction with Forest Road 55 (Texas Bar Road). Turn left onto the 55 road and go 1 mile to the junction of the 55 road and the 10 road. Turn right onto the 10 road and go approximately 20 miles to the junction of the 45 road and the 10 road. Turn right onto the 45 road and go approximately .5 miles. Turn left onto the 020 spur and drive approximately .4 miles to the junction of the 020 spur and the 030 spur. Park at the gate on the 020 road on the right. From the gate, the lake is approximately a 2.5 mile walk or bike ride. The road up to the lake is uphill most if not all of the way, so carry water and pack a lunch.