Caples Lake Among California’s Top Summer Getaways

Photos by Caples Lake Resort

The great San Francisco Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra shared some of Northern California’s best campgrounds and cabin rentals to experience a summer outdoors adventure.

Our friends at Caples Lake Resort (above) made the list. Here’s what Stienstra had to say about the lake located along the Carson Pass Highway south of Lake Tahoe:

Caples Lake Resort: Caples Lake is one of the best in the Sierra for trout fishing. Cabins, small marina, boat rentals and scenery at 8,000 feet complete the picture. Info: (209) 258-8888,

In the Eastern Sierra, Stienstra cited such popular stops at Convict Lake and June Lake:

Convict Lake: The cabins, lodge and small resort are about a quarter mile from Convict Lake, one of the prettiest lakes you can drive to anywhere. Info: (760) 934-380, ext. 1,

June Lake: Two small resorts are ideal for family trips, boat rentals and trout fishing. Lake Front Cabins has housekeeping units about 500 feet (across the street) from June Lake; Big Rock Resort is also a short walk from water’s edge. Info: Lake Front Cabins, (877) 648-7527,; Big Rock Resort, (760) 648-7717,

It’s a really great list that Stienstra shares; worth a read for sure if you’re planning to fish this summer.