Acclaimed outdoors author Tom Stienstra knows where to find the best of California's lakes and rivers, from the wild and pristine Smith River in the Redwood Empire to the clear waters of Big Bear Lake, only two hours from Los Angeles. California Recreational Lakes & Rivers leads outdoor enthusiasts to the best spots for boating, fishing, and water sports in the Golden State. The fourth edition of this definitive guidebook includes detailed descriptions of nearly 400 lakes and rivers, as well as many top-10 lists, such as the Top 10 Places for Water-Skiing.
Complete with detailed regional maps as well as directions and ratings for each location, California Recreational Lakes & Rivers provides readers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Stienstra’s full-time job for 30 years has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. This has led him across California, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and flying: searching for the best of the outdoors and then writing about it.
Tom is the nation’s top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He was inducted into the California Outdoor Hall of Fame and has twice been awarded National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has also been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, most recently in 2007. Tom is the outdoors columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and his articles appear on www.SFGate.com and in newspapers around the country. He broadcasts a weekly radio show on KCBS-San Francisco and hosts an outdoor television show and specials on the CBS/CW networks. Tom, his wife, Stephani, and son, Kris, live in Northern California.