Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir located just 2.3 miles from Mount Shasta, in Siskiyou County, in the state of California, United States, near Pioneer, CA.
A beautiful mountain lake tucked at the foot of Mt. Shasta, Lake Siskiyou enjoys panoramic views of the mountain, lots of shoreline and a forested setting. There is a multi-use trail around the lake and several access points that make the lake a recreational jewel for paddlers, swimmers, boaters and day use year-round. Boat rentals, marinas and ramps are available on the lake during summer months, though summer weekends can get crowded. Camping is available. Summer also sees a kids inflatable Splash Zone through Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort.
Fishermen will find a variety of fish including lake trout, brook trout, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout and brown trout here. Whether you’re trolling, spinning, fly fishing or bait-casting your chances of getting a bite in Lake Siskiyou are good. For fishing license purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit California Fish & Wildlife.
Want to learn more? Here are some facts about Lake Siskiyou.
Are Dogs Allowed at Lake Siskiyou?
Yes! Dogs are allowed at Lake Siskiyou as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet at all times all around the lake, except when in your vehicle.
Can You Swim at Lake Siskiyou?
Swimming is allowed in Lake Siskiyou. It’s safe, clean, clear waters sit comfortably around 70 degrees in summer and are ideal for a dip. A few of the best places to swim are the roped off swim area and the inflatable kids “Splash Zone” waterpark by Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort.
Can You Kayak at Lake Siskiyou?
Lake Siskiyou is a great place to kayak! Spanning 430 acres, with breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta, there’s plenty of water to paddle around and explore. Kayak rentals can be found right on the lake. Overall, Lake Siskiyou is one of the best places to kayak in Siskiyou County.
How Long is the Walk Around Lake Siskiyou?
The Lake Siskiyou Trail Loop is 6.5 miles long. The trail is a flat, quiet route that goes around the entire lake. It is considered easy and takes an average of two and half hours to complete walking. The trail is open year round, however the bridges where the Sacramento River enters the lake are typically removed for winter in October and reinstalled in May or June, cutting off the loop during that time.