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Shaver Lake

Shaver Lake is a small mountain resort village named for the beautiful High-Sierra lake located a short walk from the nearby village. The lake itself is the source of much of the summer fun visitors enjoy while vacationing in the area. Water skiers, jet skiers and fisherman are the busiest people on the lake. Shaver Lake is regularly stocked with pan-sized Trout and fingerling Kokanee. The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project routinely stocks large, trophy-sized Trout which makes for some great photographs for vacationers holding 10+ lb. Rainbow Trout. There are several more lakes at higher elevations nearby, mainly known for their fishing, that are as beautiful as you have ever seen. The areas outlying Shaver Lake offer many miles of logging roads that access amazing vistas which also serve as access for hunters to hunt deer, quail, bear and other wildlife. A drive north or east of Shaver Lake will take your breath away so bring the camera!

snow-playShaver Lake Wintertime Fun

In the winter, Shaver Lake is a winter wonderland, with 1-3 feet of snow on the ground all winter in an average season. Snow play is at the top of the list for most winter visitors. The biggest draw to the area in the winter is China Peak Mountain Resort, a well-managed ski area with 7 chair lifts and miles of groomed trails for skiers and boarders at every skill level. In the summer, China Peak also offers great mountain bike trails with access via their chair lifts. They offer scenic wedding facilities and have a nice lodge, restaurant and bar onsite as well.

Lodging of all varieties is available in Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake. Contact Shaver Lake Vacation Rentals via this website for fully-furnished rental cabins, condos and luxury homes available year ’round. Camping is available in many locations in primitive campgrounds to those with paved parking and full hook-ups.

Huntington Lake

Huntington Lake is 20 miles up the mountain from Shaver Lake. This pristine high Sierra lake is renowned for its’ ideal afternoon sailing conditions and Rainbow and German Brown Trout fishing. China Peak Mountain Resort, a ski and boarding resort overlooks the lake and offers ample terrain for all skill levels plus summer mountain biking, weddings, concerts and other fun activities in an amazing mountain setting.

Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

These national treasures are all great day trips from Shaver Lake. Our central location is ideal for venturing out to see what this part of California has to offer.