Lewiston Lake is a scenic, quiet canoe lake known to be one of the West's premier fly fishing lakes. An abundance of aquatic life, as a result of plant and riverbed habitat along with water temperatures, has produced healthy populations of rainbow, brown and brook trout. In addition to being an excellent fly fishing lake, it is also a good lake for float tube. Many anglers find success in the upper lake where the trout reach 20+ inches. Trollers and bait anglers also find success, but are limited to 10 mph. The serene cold waters and surrounding mountainous terrain make Lewiston Lake a great place for viewing wildlife. For individuals with physical impairments, the boat ramp at Pine Cove provides quality wheelchair fishing access with decks build out over prime trout fishing water.
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Directions from Lewiston, CA: Travel 2 miles north on County Highway 105 (Trinity Dam Blvd) to reach the lake.
Directions from Weaverville, CA: Take Highway 3 to Rush Creek Road. Turn right onto Rush Creek Road and go to stop sign (immediately beyond Lewiston). Turn left on County Highway 105 (Trinity Dam Blvd) and proceed north 2 miles to reach the lake.
Directions from Redding, CA: Take Highway 299 west for 37 miles. Turn right at the sign to Trinity Dam / Lewiston Lake on County Highway 105 (Trinity Dam Blvd). Proceed 5.5 miles, through the town of Lewiston, to the junction of Hatchery Road and Trinity Dam Boulevard. Continue straight to Lewiston Lake or bear right to the hatchery and spawning riffles.