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Pickel Meadow

Map of Pickel Meadow, Mono County, CA

Best Fishing Locations

West Walker River

  • Fishing good all the way from Leavitt Meadow through Pickel Meadow
  • Brookies, rainbows, and browns
  • Typical freestone stream
  • Usually good fishing by end of June
  • Pickel Meadow offers nice pools and easy wading by mid-summer

Poore Lake

  • 3 mile hike
  • Brook, rainbow and Lahontan cutthroat
  • Large fish to be caught here

Kirman Lake

  • 2.5 mile hike
  • Brook, Lahontan cutthroat
  • Barbless flies or lures only
  • 16" minimum, 2 fish limit
  • Kirman Lake tributaries are closed to fishing all year

Junction Reservoir

  • DFG Kamloops trout breeding location
  • Posted No Fishing

Little Walker River

  • Good fishing for browns, rainbows, and brookies
  • Fish the pools along the river

the Best Camping in California

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Area Camping

Sonora Bridge Campground

  • 23 camping sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • $12 per night
  • No reservations taken

Leavitt Meadow Campground

  • 16 camping sites
  • Piped water
  • vault toilets
  • $20 per night
  • No reservations taken

Obsidian Campground

  • 14 camping sites
  • vault toilets
  • Water situation undetermined
  • $12 per night
  • No reservations can be made

Dispersed Camping

  • Camping in National Forest
  • Good sites along Hwy 108 on pass

Fishing Supplies

  • Ken's Sporting Goods, Bridgeport