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Hancock Lake

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1312 Fairlane Rd.
Yreka, CA

44 acres
Max. Depth:
56 feet
6350 feet


Hancock Lake is the third largest lake in the Marble Mountains.


Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout


44 acres
Max. Depth:
56 feet
Additional Details:

Non-motorized boats only. Packable rubber rafts and float tubes are used by some fishermen in the wilderness areas.

A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish within the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good and othe


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Basic Directions

This lake can be accessed via Interstate 5 at Yreka, to State Route 3 for 28 miles to Etna, CA. Idlewild Campground is about 19 miles via County Road 2E01. From the campground via Forest Service road 41N37 it is about two and a half miles to the Mule Bridge Trailhead and Mulebridge Campground. Hancock Lake is about a 15 mile walk up the North Fork Trail from this trailhead.

This lake can also be accessed up the Little North Fork Trail, which takes off from a trailhead about a mile from the Little North Fork Campground up Forest Road 40N51. From this direction, the lake is also about a 15 mile walk.

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