Caples Lake

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Caples Lake

Caples Lake is located on Caples Creek, a tributary of the Silver Fork of the American River, in the historic Carson Pass region of the Central Sierra Nevada. This mountain gem features 600 surface acres when full and sits at 7806 feet above sea level.

 

Boat ramps: Two boat ramps, a public one operated by the Forest Service and a private one operated by the Caples Lake Resort, are available.

 

Caples Lake Resort: is located 1 mile east of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, at 1111 California State Highway 88. The facility is 30 miles from South Lake Tahoe. It is operated within the El Dorado National Forest under a USFS Special Use Permit. The facility is open from Memorial Day through October and from Christmas until April. Caples Lake Resort is a non-smoking and no pets resort.

 

The resort features:

• 9 cozy housekeeping Cabins overlooking Caples Lake and the High Sierra Mountains.

• A two-story lodge with 6 B&B Lodge Rooms, on the shore of Caples Lake.

• A marina with boat rentals, boat launch, a bait and snacks store, and trophy trout fishing.

Area activities: camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, solitude, photography.

• An unparalleled view of scenery, nature, wildflowers, and 4 seasons of colors.

• Renewable Energy – Off the grid and green.

• All guests have access to FREE WiFi and Verizon cell phone reception. All other cell reception is available at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

 

Resort Information: Caples Lake Resort, 1111 California Highway 88, Kirkwood, CA 95646, (209) 258-8888, email: reservations@capleslakeresort.com, www.capleslakeresort.com 

 

Articles & Reports
Is Caples The Sierra Nevada’s Most Scenic Trout Lake? Is Caples The Sierra Nevada’s Most Scenic Trout Lake?

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 9, 2014

The Sierra Nevada is blessed with many beautiful lakes that are accessible via vehicle, but none is more impressive than Caples Lake, located right off Highway 88 in the central Sierra Nevada near Carson Pass.

The lake, surrounded by...

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Caples Lake, Bear River Resorts Close For Season

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 2, 2013

The Bear River Lake Resort closed for the season on Sunday, October 27, and won’t reopen until May 1, 2014, depending on the weather.

The boat ramp is currently out of the water at Lower Bear River Reservoir. “Bank anglers are catching a...

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Caples Resort Ramp Reopens

Written By: Dan Bacher,
October 21, 2013

The Caples Lake Resort gravel launch ramp reopened on October 4.

The fee for anglers fishing small fishing boat on trailers is $20, while the fee for kayak beach launching is $10, according to John Voss of the Caples Lake Resort. The...

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Caples Lake, Bear River Resorts Close For Season

Written By: Dan Bacher,

The Bear River Lake Resort closed for the season on Sunday, October 27, and won’t reopen until May 1, 2014, depending on the weather.

The boat ramp is currently out of the water at Lower Bear River Reservoir. “Bank anglers are catching a few small rainbows while using...

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Caples Resort Ramp Reopens

Written By: Dan Bacher,

The Caples Lake Resort gravel launch ramp reopened on October 4.

The fee for anglers fishing small fishing boat on trailers is $20, while the fee for kayak beach launching is $10, according to John Voss of the Caples Lake Resort. The Caples and Silver Lake public/ EID...

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Expect Better Trout Action With Cooler Weather

Written By: Dan Bacher,

The weather is cooling down in the high country and anglers can expect improving rainbow, brown and mackinaw action at Caples, Silver and Lower Bear River Lakes.

“One of the locals up here in Kirkwood braved the cold this morning and hooked a 2 lb rainbow trout,”...

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Tips & Tactics for Caples Lake
Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings! Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Take a look at the tackle assortment of a trout and landlocked king salmon troller and you’ll see a lot of spoons, such as Sep’s Pro...

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I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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Hoochies For Trout And Salmon Hoochies For Trout And Salmon

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Hoochies are a killer offering for trout and salmon that won't break the bank. To learn more about trolling hoochies, check out this...

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Weather Report for Caples Lake

Todays date: Wednesday July 23, 2014

Caples Lake Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Mackinaw
  • Mackinaw
Whats Biting?

Trout

Mackinaw



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