Are boats allowed on Convict Lake?

Can you swim in Convict Lake?

Convict Lake is a big, deep lake set against an iconic backdrop of near-sheer granite faces, a perfect place for a long-distance open water swim. The water quality is good. The temperatures improve into late summer and fall.

Is Convict Lake clean?

Thanks to its depth and ability to offer lots of cold, clean water, Convict Lake is known for producing large trout, with a few fish landed each season in the eight-pound range.

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Do you have to pay to go to Convict Lake?

The short answer to the question above is no, you don’t have to hike to Convict Lake if your main goal is to simply get to this location. If you prefer a scenic drive, you’re free to cruise along Convict Lake Road, which runs for approximately 2 miles or so down to the lake.

Why do they call it Convict Lake?

The current owners took possession in 1982. Convict Lake and Creek are so named as the result of an AMBUSH encounter here September 17, 1871, when a group of inmates escaped from prison in Carson City. Sheriff George Hightower eventually caught up with the convicts and a shoot out took place.

Can dogs swim in Convict Lake?

The lake is great for kayaking, fishing, swimming, or just basking in the sun. The main beach requires dogs to be on leash but if you walk a little further around the lake they are allowed to be off leash. Convict Lake – Convict Lake was another one of our dog friendly sunrise lakes.

What kind of fish are in Convict Lake?

Convict Lake/Fish

Is the Secret of Convict Lake a true story?

Although the story is fictional, it is inspired by a real incident in which a posse from a California town had a shoot-out with convicts escaped from the Carson City prison. Convict Lake is a real place in California, named after the incident.

Does Convict Lake freeze?

The trail on the south end of Convict Lake can be a little sketchy if icy in the winter. The lake does freeze over partially during harsher winter conditions and I don’t know how accessible the trail is then, so be sure to check weather conditions before you go.

Can you hike around Convict Lake?

Convict Lake Loop

The trail is about 3 miles total that follows the shoreline, you can hike in either direction around the lake starting next to the boat launch or cross the bridge over Convict Creek, pass the campground entrance and head to the end of the pavement.

What is the elevation of Convict Lake?

Convict Lake, elevation 7,850 feet, is known for its fishing and the dramatic mountains (including Mount Morrison) that surround the lake.

Is Convict Lake open in winter?

Something unique about Convict Lake is the fact that you can access it all year round, whereas many scenic areas/hiking trailheads in the Sierra Nevada mountain range become inaccessible due to snow.

What city is Convict Lake in?

Carson City, Nevada

Is road To Convict Lake open?

The lake is always open to the public and unless there’s been a recent snowfall, the road to the lake is usually clear. The Convict Lake Resort offers lodging throughout the year.

Does Convict Lake have showers?

Showers may be purchased at near by Convict Lake Resort. Dump station is located along Convict Lake Road, 1/4 mile from campground.

Where can I fish for Convict Lake?

The lake has several areas to target, though the key here is to fish the edge of the bowl. There’s a ledge around it that drops off into much deeper water. Fishing along this edge can provide some pretty great action. Starting at the main parking lot at the marina, you can go out on the jetty that forms the bay.

Is Convict Lake being stocked with fish?

We are a California Department of Fish & Wildlife fishing license outlet and the lake is stocked weekly by the Department of Fish & Wildlife. Convict Lake Resort also provides supplemental stocking of Rainbow Trout throughout the season.