Check out this scenic reservoir stocked with local fish and plenty of chances to make new memories.
Loveland Reservoir is swollen with winter rains. That means it is the perfect time to dust off the old fishing rod and spend an afternoon at one of the highlights of the Cleveland National Forest. This easy-to-access reservoir is home to bass, Channel catfish, bluegill, red ear sunfish, carp, and bullhead.
To protect and preserve water quality and natural habitat, Sweetwater Authority and the USDA Forest Service established a unique partnership to provide public fishing access along a portion of the shoreline. Fishing activities at Loveland Reservoir are designed to protect public health and benefit the community. Activities will be monitored by Sweetwater Authority.
Directions: 4.5 miles SE of Tavern Road at Alpine Boulevard. South on Tavern for nearly 3 miles to end of Tavern, continue E on Japatul Road for 1.5 miles. Trail head is on the right.
Notes: There is no fee for fishing, but a California State Fishing License is required. No live freshwater bait, including shiners, crawdads, etc. Park open 6am to 6pm beginning March 1 through September 30. No boats, float tubes, canoes, kayaks or any other form of watercraft are permitted. Restroom facilities available. For more information please visit www.sweetwater.org.