Ruth Lake, California

Come, Relax and Experience the Secluded Beauty

The Journey's End is located on beautiful Ruth Lake, 9 miles off Highway 36 on Mad River Road in Northwestern California. We have everything you need for your vacation and we're just across the road from the Ruth Lake Marina. We offer first class food and drink, comfortable sleeping quarters and a convenience store. Enjoy local live bands performing summer weekends on the rear deck stage. Come to The Journey's End for not only the first class food and service, but also the scenic drive through the World-renowned Redwood Groves (from highway 101) or through the beautiful Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests from I-5.

Ruth Lake offers excellent fishing and water sport activities. Rainbow Trout and bass are generally abundant year-round, while large crappie and bluegill are most abundant in the late-spring and summer months. Catfish and Kokanee are also available.

Water-skis, wakeboards and tubes comfortably share the lake with fisherman, and frequently the lake surface is like "glass" until the afternoon.

There are beautiful campgrounds around the lake with great beaches for swimming, while the surrounding area offers deer and bear hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing and relaxation all in a friendly environment.

The Ruth area has many attractions throughout the year. Come and compete in the Bass Fishing Tournament the first weekend in May. The Ruth Rodeo and dance attracts competitors and visitors from all over the state held in late July. The Ruth Lake Summer Festival the last weekend in August has food, arts and crafts, live music, a bicycle tour with 3 stages of routes, a boat parade, a homemade raft race and fun and games for all. There is also a self-directed SUV "Poker Run" on the California Backwoods Discovery Trail.

The Journey's End is one of the few full service facilities in the Ruth Lake area. Journey's opens in early April and stays open until hunting season ends in late October. Journey's is closed during the winter months. Come and make The Journey's End your summer vacation destination.




(707) 574-6441 - (707) 574-0091





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9001 Mad River Road, Mad River, CA 95552