Ruth Lake is the District's source of drinking water for over 94,000 customers. The lake has a shoreline of approximately 26 miles and the lenght at the center of the lake is approximately 6 miles. The water travels 75 miles from Ruth Lake to our District facilties in Arcata where it is treated and distributed. The District has a prevention plan in place to help protect Ruth Lake from invasive species such as Quagga Mussels. See link below for information on boat launching requirements, camping, etc.
Ruth Lake Community Services District (RLCSD) provides recreational opportunities at Ruth Lake. For further information, please contact RLCSD at (707) 574-6332 or visit their website http://www.ruthlakecsd.org/
The U. S. Forest Service operates several campgrounds around Ruth Lake. For further information please visit the following web site - http://www. fs. fed.us/r5/sixrivers/