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Visitation: 10,000 annually
Area: 3,600 Acres
Lat: 40.725763
Lon: 122.795219
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Lewiston Lake/Trinity River Hatchery - Site # 122
Wildlife viewing at beautiful Trinity Lake.
RegionalRegional - worth visiting if you are already in the area. They may be located farther from populated areas or with more limited wildlife species.

Background: The cold waters of this mountain lake downstream from Trinity Lake provide perfect habitat for rainbow, brown, and brook trout that draw ospreys, golden and bald eagles. Elevation 1,902 feet. About five miles long, a quiet canoe lake. Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, fly fishing and a good lake for a float tube.

The Habitat: Mixed conifer forest, riparian habitat

The Experience: Rugged Mountains, diverse wildlife, Trinity Lake

Wildlife and Where to Find It: Ospreys, golden and bald eagles. Marshes along fifteen miles of shoreline shelter wintering common mergansers, wood ducks, and other waterfowl, as well as resident herons, beavers, and river otters, American dippers, raccoons, and gray foxes, Bullock's orioles, Anna's hummingbirds, and other songbirds. Watch ospreys and eagles fish when salmon and steelhead spawn in the river below Lewiston Dam and at adjacent Trinity River Hatchery.

Viewing Tips: High probability of seeing waterfowl in winter. Songbirds best seen in spring and summer. Spawning at riffles and hatchery offers excellent viewing; look for spring chinook from June to September and fall chinook from September to November. Steelhead run is fair from January to March. Lewiston Lake is on the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway.

Nearby Viewing Sites: Big Lake/Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Packers Bay/Shasta Lake

Visitor Information: Shasta Cascade Wonderland Assn -- California Welcome Center - (530) 365-1180 - http://tinyurl.com/h5wd7zb
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: No
Open: year-round
Year Round: Yes

Road Information:   Paved.  Gravel.  Dirt. 
Road Hazards: 
 Number of Parking Spaces: 0
Parking Fee: No
Proximity to viewing area:Viewing from parking area
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Notes: 

Special Tips: Be ready to brake for the deer found along the roads in the area.

How to Get There: From Redding, take Highway 299 west 37 miles. Turn at sign to Trinity Dam/Lewiston Lake; after about 5.5 miles, at junction, continue on Trinity Dam Boulevard to Lewiston Lake or bear right to hatchery and spawning riffles.

Contact Information
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Shasta Trinity National For
Agency Site URL: https://www.fs.usda.gov/stnf
Physical Address:3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Agency 2:
, CA
Manager Phone:
Site Phone:USFS: (530) 226-2500
County: Trinity
Addition Website:  http://www.visitredding.com