The water is especially clear here and you will be able to spy the secret lives of fish while snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding on the surface; or by scuba diving its depths in Divers Cove.
All the while, you will be immersed in a pristine landscape of white granite boulders, alpine evergreens and lovely golden beaches tailor-made for rest and relaxation between swims and frolics in the lake’s summer waters.
Lifeguards on duty Jun-Aug. Restrooms, showers, picnic tables and barbecue grills.
You can rent a kayak or SUP for $25-$95 (life vests included) near the boat ramp May-Oct, 10am-5pm, via Sand Harbor Rentals, (530) 581-4336. June thru August, I recommend reserving your rental online in advance.
Parking $7-$12; fills up lightning fast in summer. I highly suggest arriving just as the park opens to secure a spot, or taking public transportation.