Shaver Lake

July 29, 2009 

Location: Approximately 45 miles northeast of Fresno along Highway 168

Storage: Shaver Lake Dam, built by Southern California Edison in 1927, captures 135,283 acre feet of water (when full) from Stevenson Creek

Setting: Ringed by thick pine and fir forests; elevation 5,370 feet

Activities: Boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, water sports, hiking, mountain biking

Facilities: Two commercial marinas offering slip and boat rentals, gasoline, snacks, bait and boating supplies; three public boat ramps; three campgrounds, including some with RV hookups and showers and at Camp Edison; four picnic and day use areas

Fishing: Open all year for brown trout, rainbow trout, kokanee, smallmouth bass, bluegill and catfish; nearby creeks and streams have seasonal closures

Trails: Fourteen-mile Perimeter Trail encircles lake (look for painted white circles in trees with black “P”); numerous others, refer to Shaver Lake Trail Map (revised 2009) available at several local outlets

Fun fact: Several old buildings in town are converted sawmills left over from Shaver Lake’s logging heyday

Campground reservations: Camp Edison, (559) 841-3134 or Click for site www.campedison.com; Dorabelle, (877) 444-6777 or Click for site www.recreation.gov

Key phone numbers: Sierra Marina, (559) 841-3324; Shaver Lake Marina, (559) 841-5331; Shaver Lake Sports, (559) 841-2740; Young’s Sporting Goods, (559) 841-8271; Ken’s Market, (559) 841-3549

More info: Sierra National Forest, (559) 855-5355 or Click for site www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra/


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