Independence Lake off CA 89

Independence Lake is one of those Sierra reservoirs maintained by the power company. It has camping and boating and scenery but getting to it is another story. Steep grades strewn with rocks and other hazards mean you need to know what you are doing and have the right equipment to do it safely.
Independence Lake, CA
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Here are some resources to peruse for those interested in the lake:

Hiker Central: Independence Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

California Department of Water Resources listing of basic Reservoir Information.

Friends of the River: California Rivers – Independence Creek

Tahoe Region Basalt Sources will get you started on why there are so many boulders in the road!

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