Lakes Basin Recreation Area

Salmon Lake

The many small lakes in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area of California’s Gold Country never fail to please. The 20+ named lakes draw outdoor adventurers on a regular basis, often as repeat visitors. The Lakes Basin Recreation Area occupies a…

Donner Lake

Shore View of Donner Lake

Steeped in the history of America’s Emigrant Trail, Donner Lake sits in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Found within Nevada County’s charming community of Truckee, Donner Lake is a pleasant 100-mile drive east of Sacramento, 17 miles from Lake Tahoe,…

Lake of the Pines

Located in the foothills of northeastern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake of the Pines is a 232-acre private lake surrounded by a gated community. Opened in 1967, the community also includes four-acre Hazel Lake, three-acre Huck Finn Pond and the…

Lake Combie

Lake Combie is an impoundment of the Bear River flowing along the Placer and Nevada County line in northwestern California’s Gold Country. Also known as Combie Lake, Van Giesen and Combie Reservoir, this private reservoir is owned by the Nevada…

Lake Wildwood CA

Shore View of Lake Wildwood

A delightful private lake in California’s Gold Country, Lake Wildwood is ideally placed to furnish variety and enjoyment. The 290-acre man-made lake in the Sierra foothills is the centerpiece of an upscale housing development geared toward recreation. The lake and…

Twain Harte Lake

Shore View Twain Harte Lake

Set in historic California Gold Country, Twain Harte Lake sparkles like a small mountain gem. Originally home to a village of Mi-Wuc Native Americans who camped near a geological formation locally called “The Rock”, the discovery of gold nearby in…

Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche is situated on the border of Calaveras and Amador Counties in California’s Gold Country tourism region. These two counties played influential roles in the infamous gold rushes of the 1800s. The municipality of Camanche originally went by the…

Pine Mountain Lake

Swimmers at Pine Mountain Lake

Pine Mountain Lake is a private lake and community in Tuolomne County California. With amenities that include a golf course, restaurant and stables open to the public, however, it is obvious that Pine Mountain Lake welcomes visitors. The lake was…

Lake Tulloch

Lakefront Houses at Lake Tulloch

An impoundment of the Stanislaus River, Lake Tulloch is part of a much larger water system and provides water for both irrigation and recreation. With its recreational boating, fantastic fishing, and local gold rush history, Lake Tulloch has something for…

Folsom Lake

Folsom Dam Spillways

Folsom Lake lays magnificently nestled along the American River at the base of the Sierra foothills. It is surrounded by an abundance of striking scenic views and rolling hills. The 75-mile shoreline attracts more than four million visitors a year.…

New Melones Lake

Sunset at New Melones Lake

Gently placed into the central Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sonora in Calaveras County, New Melones Lake holds the title of fourth largest reservoir by volume in California. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the New Melones Dam and powerhouse…

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

Moran Cove @ New Bullards Bar Reservoir

New Bullards Bar Reservoir is located on the west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Yuba County, California, surrounded by the Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. This 4700-acre lake was created by the Yuba County Water Agency by impounding…

Don Pedro Lake

Sunset Over Don Pedro Lake

Don Pedro Lake, also known as Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake Don Pedro, is nestled into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a surface area of nearly 13,000 acres, Lake Don Pedro is the fifth largest reservoir according…