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Jenks Lake

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San Bernardino National Forest
34701 Mill Creek Rd.
Mentone, CA 92359

San Bernadino mountains
Open May thru October, closed in Winter


Jenks Lake is a small mountain lake of 10 surface acres. It is open May thru October from sunrise to sunset. There are picnic tables, hiking trails and a swim beach for the kids. Parking is $5 per vehicle. There are restrooms but no consessions. Nearest supplies are in Angelus Oaks. There and numerous campgrounds located along Jenks Lake Rd. There is No Smoking allowed anywhere around the lake. Also, this an active bear area. Please use caution and do not disturb the wildlife.


Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout


San Bernadino mountains
Open May thru October, closed in Winter
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No motor boats are allowed. Rowboats, canoes, kayaks and float-tubes are permitted. There is no launch ramp and you must carry your vessel down a flight of steps.


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Basic Directions

Jenks Lake is located in the beautiful San Bernadino mountains, near the city of Redlands. From I-10 at Redlands exit on Orange St. and go North to Lugonia St. Turn Right on Lugonia, it turns into Mentone and then turns into Hwy 38 into the mountains towards Big Bear. When you pass the town of Angelus Oaks, travel approx. 5.5 miles to Jenks Lake Rd - W. Turn Right and travel 2.3 miles. Turn left at the entrance to the lake.

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