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Gold Country Kayaking

Gold Country Kayaking Overview

Gold Country

Gold Country kayak, canoe and (SUP) stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at several local lakes. Many rental shops also offer tours and lessons. We've found the perfect places to kayak in Gold Country. These water sports are easy, fun and require little experience, making them the perfect summertime activity. Rent a canoe on Englebright Lake in Smartsville. Paddle along the shores of Folsom Lake outside of Sacramento.

See our Whitewater Rafting pages for information on whitewater kayaking.

Nevada City / Grass Valley

Collins Lake is located northeast of Yuba City off Marysville Road from Highway 20. Collins is 2-miles long with activities like boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. Amenities include a campground, swimming beach, picnic grounds and marina. Boat rentals available at the marina include pontoon boats, fishing boat, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUP) and paddle boats. Rentals include life jackets, backrests and paddles for a double kayak. Fish species include bass, rainbow trout, crappie, bluegill and catfish.

Collins Lake Resort
7530 Collins Lake Road
Oregon House, CA 95962
(530) 692-1600

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Englebright Lake is located off Highway 20 east of Yuba City/Marysville. Englebright is over 10 miles in length and less than a half-mile wide. Activities include camping, fishing, houseboating, boating, water-skiing and swimming. Amenities include campgrounds, a marina, general store, laundry room, showers and boat launch ramps. Boat rentals include fishing boats, houseboats, pontoon boats, ski boats, paddle boats, kayak and canoe. Kayak rentals include single and double kayaks by the hour or day. Fish species include rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon, redear sunfish, bluegill and catfish.

Englebright Lake
Skippers Cove Marina
13104 Marina
Smartsville ,CA 95977
(530) 432-6302

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Folsom

Folsom Lake is located east of Sacramento between Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Folsom offers a 12-miles long with activities like boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Amenities include campgrounds, picnic areas and a marina. Boat rentals are available at several concessions and include fishing boat, Sea-Doo, Jet Ski, pontoon boats, sailboats, canoe and kayak. Rentals include single, double, sit-on-top, sit-inside kayaks and more. Fish species include trout, catfish, large and smallmouth bass, blue gill, salmon, kokanee and sturgeon. Boat-in campsites are available.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 988-0205

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Placerville

Jenkinson Lake is located east of Placerville off Highway 50. Also known as Sly Park, Jenkinson is 2-miles long with activities like boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Amenities include campgrounds and picnic grounds. Boat rentals are seasonal and include pontoon boats, kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and paddle boats. Kayak rentals include single and double kayaks by the hour, half-day or day. Fish species include mackinaw, brown trout, rainbow trout and large mouth bass.

Jenkinson Lake
4771 Sly Park Road
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
No Phone

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Coulterville

Lake McClure is located west of Coulterville and Mariposa off Highway 49. McClure is 26 miles in length and offers 80 miles of shoreline with activities like boating, water-skiing, swimming houseboating, picnicking, mountain biking and fishing. Amenities include campgrounds, marinas, general stores and picnic areas. Boat rentals include houseboats, fishing boat, ski boats, pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boats, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and ski equipment. Kayak rentals include single and fishing kayaks by the hour. Fish species include rainbow trout, black bass, spotted bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, salmon and shad. Barrett Cove Marina and McClure Point Marina are both located off Lake Merced Road on the west side of McClure. Lake McSwain is further south of the McClure dam and offers many of the same activities but on a much smaller body of water.

Lake McClure
Lake McClure Road
Coulterville, CA 95311
(209) 378-2441
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