Porcupine Lake - Redding, CA
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Porcupine Lake
GPS Coordinates: N 41° 16.505 W 122° 30.542
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Species present: Rainbow and Brook Trout
Porcupine Lake is well down in a depression resembling a crater. The surface never rises high enough to overflow. The shore is generally a jumble of granite rocks. Reportedly has very big Rainbow Trout, but overall, the fishing is fair to poor. This lake is on National Forest land. Porcupine Lake is 8 acres in surface area and 50 feet deep.
Bag limit: 5 per day, 10 in possession.
Elevation: 7,250 feet

Facilities: Porcupine Lake has 1 poor campsite. There is poor firewood availability.

Best Time To Visit: Porcupine Lake is open for fishing year-round. Date of usual ice out is July.

Fees: Unknown

Accessibility: Unknown

Rules: Be sure to have a valid California fishing license. Know the local regulations regarding fishing, tackle, and boating. Check the California Department of Fish and Game fishing regulations booklet for current, up to date information. Make sure to clean up your fishing area before you leave.

Directions: Porcupine Lake is located in Section 1 and 2, T39N, R6W. Access is via the South Fork Road (Road 26) from the W.A. Barr Road. About 2.5 miles up Road 26, just past the concrete bridge, take road 41N53 to the right. About 0.5 up this road, turn to the left on road 40N64 and continue until you reach the Toad Lake cabin site. The last half mile of this road is very rocky and is not recommended for anything other than high clearance vehicles.

From the cabin site, 5W05 goes up the old jeep trail (no vehicles allowed) to Toad Lake. To access Porcupine Lake, use 5W05 around the north shore of Toad Lake, and then up the hill to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail at the divide. Take the PCT south to the junction with the Porcupine Lake Trail (5W05A) which goes directly to the lake. This is about a mile hike from Toad Lake.

Map: Click here for a map to Porcupine Lake

Reservations: Porcupine Lake does not accept reservations.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, California 96002
General: (530) 226-2500
Fax: (530) 226-2470
(530) 226-2500

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