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Area: 560 Acres
Lat: 39.8727° N
Lon:  120.4788° W
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Lake Davis Recreation Area - Site # 108
Trout spawn in four streams that feed this mountain lake bordered by meadows and pines. Canada geese nest on platforms or island mounds. A shoreline road offers summer views of American white pelicans, sandpipers, and broods of Canada geese, western grebes, and mallards.

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Background: Riparian vegetation lines creeks and meadows favored by mule deer and great blue herons. The pine forest hides many songbirds such as nuthatches and jays. Bald eagles visit the lake; watch snags on the east shore for a roosting pair.

The Experience: Beautifully remote and quiet. Surrounded by mountains and wetland meadows. Lake Davis is very popular for anglers, especially fly-fishing for rainbow trout. 32 miles of shoreline. Wonderful swimming in the summer. Islands in the lake provide shelter for birds but also amazing wildflower displays in spring. Antics of mating Western Grebe are a real treat.

Viewing Tips: Waterfowl can be seen year-round; best viewing is from spring through fall. Look for tundra swans in fall. Bald eagle watching is excellent from March to May, and again in October and November. Ospreys frequent the lake from June to August. Occasional goshawk sightings. Deer are common in June and July. Watch bat flights in the evening.

Site Notes: Waterskiing and jet skis are not permitted. Frequent strong winds can cause the lake to become very hazardous for small craft.

Nearby Viewing Sites: Antelope Lake Recreation Area/Indian Creek
Sand Pond
Kyburz Marsh

Festivals & Events: Annual Grebe Festival Lake Alamnor - August

Road Information:   Paved.  Gravel.  Dirt. 
Road Hazards: Slow down on dirt and gravel roads. Roads are well maintained.
 Number of Parking Spaces: 0
Parking Fee: Yes
Proximity to viewing area:
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Notes: Camping fee and day-use fee for some areas.

How to Get There: Take Highway 70 to Portola. Turn north on West Street and travel 10 miles to lake.

Contact Information
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service - Plumas National Forest
Agency Site URL: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/plumas/recarea/?recid=11183
Physical Address:159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Agency 2:
Blairsden, CA 96103
Manager Phone:
Site Phone:(530) 836-2575
Addition Website:  https://tinyurl.com/y8dmb4y4