Kidd, Cascade, Long and Serene Lakes

Fishing: Trout, Catfish.

Donner Summit’s lakes, only a short drive from Lake Tahoe, offer the visitor the perfect location for paddling, hiking, camping and fishing in a peaceful and pristine environment. If you enjoy angling, there are fish in the Serene Lakes to be caught, such as rainbows, brook trout and catfish.  Keep in mind Serene Lakes is catch and release. For those of you who are searching for a difficult hike, The Heath Falls Trail is on the north side of Cascade Lakes – experience 10 miles of a challenging out-and-back hike! Enjoy enjoy some solitude and great outdoor recreation this weekend!

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian Trails

To get to Kidd Lake or Cascade Lake from Lake Tahoe, take Highway 89 to Interstate 80 heading west. Take the Soda Springs exit and take Old Highway 40 west to Soda Springs Road. On Pahatsi Road, turn right. It turns into the Kidd Lake Road. Follow the signs to Kidd Lake. You can continue heading west to Cascade Lakes.

To reach Serene Lakes, take the Soda Springs exit and follow Old Highway 40 west to Soda Springs Road. Travel on Soda Springs Road to Serene Road, which will take you around the lake. Note that access to Serene Lakes is only allowed on public roads.