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Fishing: California

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Big and Little Elk Lake

Average Depth: 10/5 Feet Big/Little Elk Lakes respectively
Elevation: 6050/5400 Feet Big/Little Elk Lakes respectively
Size: 4.5/6 Acres Big/Little Elk Lakes respectively.

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General Description

These small lakes are accessed via the Lover's Camp Trail. Trout are present in either lake. Aquatic vegetation tends to encroach on Big Elk Lake in the summer.

Directions from Lovers Camp: Take the Canyon Creek Trail up through Marble Valley and the Cuddihy Trail which passes by Big Elk Lake.Take the Red Rock Trail which leaves the Canyon Creek Trail just above Lovers Camp. About one mile up this trail, another trail doubles back to the left to Little Elk Creek and up to the lake beyond.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Trout
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Big & Little Elk Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Scott River Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Scott River Ranger District

Related Activities
Lover's Camp Campground - Located west of Fort Jones at an elevation of 4,300 feet, Lover's Camp serves as a staging area for various trails that provide access to the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

More Information

Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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