Anglers travel great distances to fish the waters of this large lake where the trout is prized for its size and fighting ability. Surrounded by high desert to the north and alpine forests to the south, Eagle Lake is also popular for picnicking, hiking, boating, waterskiing and windsurfing, and bird-watching—ospreys, pelicans, and many other waterfowl visit the lake. On land you might see mule deer, small mammals, and even pronghorn antelope—and be sure to watch for bald-eagle nesting sites.
16 miles north of Susanville, Eagle Lake Rd. off Hwy. 139, Susanville, California, 96130, United States
530-257–0456-for Eagle Lake Recreation Area; 530-825–3454-for Eagle Lake Marina