Lakeshore Resort - Huntington Lake

Lakeshore Resort is a vacation getaway designed to take you away from the stress of everyday work and life. We are open year-round for seasonal fun and we offer Cabin Rentals , RV Park, Restaurant & Saloon, General Store, and a Marina.

  • Summertime Fun

    Backpacking, Day Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Horseback Riding, Jet Skiing, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Swimming, and Water Skiing Read More
  • Marina

    INTRODUCING PADDLE BOARD RENTALS!! FUN FUN FUN!!! SEE RATES HERE AND CALL FOR A RESERVATION. Read More
  • Weddings

    Let the experts at Lakeshore Resort help you plan a memorable wedding event any time of year. Read More
  • Wintertime Fun

    Alpine Skiing, Cross Country (Nordic) Skiing, Snowmobiling, and Snowshoeing Read More
  • Cabins

    Our cabins offer visitors the experience of nature without having to give up a hot shower or warm bed. Read More
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Lakeshore Resort is...

Located just 70 miles North East of Fresno in the Sierra National Forest at Huntington Lake, we are just 20 miles in each direction from three major Central Sierra Lakes: Shaver, Edison and Florence. Lakeshore Resort is the place to be for all the mountains have to offer. Escape to the wondrous High Sierra at any time of year and experience all the beauty of a truly spectacular area.

Lakeshore Resort was established in 1922 and sitting on 32 acres of forest, nestled off the main road. Read More about Lakeshore Resort History. We are surrounded by three wildernesses: Kaiser, Ansel Adams and John Muir. Known as the "best kept secret in the Sierras", Huntington Lake is at 7,000 feet and is a crisp and clear alpine lake. Read More about history of Huntington Lake. This area is undeveloped and surrounded by forests, lakes, streams, waterfalls, granite rock formations and views to take your breath away. Short day trips to the high country offer visitors variety in fishing and hiking trips or just taking in the beauty.  There is always something to do in the Sierra or just do nothing, whichever you decide, we are here to help you have a relaxing and enjoyable time away.  Call to book your stay with us any time of year (559) 893-3193.  

"The mountains are calling and I must go."  John Muir

 

 

Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Sierra National Forest. There are many forms of winter recreation. They include: snowmobiling, cross-country (Nordic) skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow camping, all terrain vehicles and just playing in the snow. Most winter activities can be enjoyed from your cabin door!

Enjoy your visit to this winter wonderland! You will need a Sno-Park permit to access many of these outdoor activities, which can be purchased in our General Store. Click here for more information about the Sno-Park passes.snopark

Cross-Country Skiing
xcountryCross-country skiing (also known as Nordic skiing or ski touring) is the fastest growing winter sport in California. It requires less commercial investment and fewer beginning skills. Most importantly, any area with snow cover and relatively flat ground can be the playground of the Nordic sk
ier. While any snow-covered forest road or trail can be used, the Sierra National Forest has also developed several marked ski trails along Highway 168. Most of the trails are between the 7,000 and 7,500 elevation. They range in length and difficulty from a one-mile beginner trail at Huntington Lake to six mile advanced trail near Highway 168 and Tamarack Ridge. Click here to go to a list of Cross-Country Skiing Trails in the area.

Snowmobiling
Lakeshore Resort offers Snowmobile Rentals so you can explore the Sierra National Forest network ofsnowmobiling groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails available in the Huntington Lake/ Tamarack Area. There are trails for all levels of experience from easiest to most difficult. Click here to visit this site for details about local trails. Be aware: snowmobiles are not allowed in wilderness areas or on cross-country ski trails. Click here to visit the Sierra National Forest website for information regarding snowmobile guidelines.
Click here to visit the Sierra Snowmobile Club for information about upcoming events.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
China Peak Ski Area offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. The resort is located just 2.5 miles from Lakeshore Resort. China Peak offers excellent opportunities for the beginner, intermediate and advanced skier or snowboarder.

Come and enjoy a day of winter fun!

WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY
Be aware of the hazards of winter travel. Harsh conditions of wind, cold, snow or whiteout can turn an outing into a tragedy. Knowledge of the area, weather, route and limitations of your body and equipment, plus a little common sense can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Review the following Winter Tips before travel:

  1. Check the weather and the CHP reports at http://www.dot.ca.gov. CHP will close the roads if they determine driving conditions to be too unsafe. Cal-Trans works very hard to keep the roads open and safe. Cal Trans No. 1-800-427-7623
  2. Always carry chains and know how to use them. The CHP will not let you travel either up or down the mountain in adverse conditions without chains. Chains are less costly to buy in the valley!
  3. Know where you are going and give yourself extra time to travel. Fresno to Lakeshore is 1-1/2 hours on a clear, dry day. Allow an extra hour on a stormy day or after a fresh snow.
  4. Make sure your car radiator has anti-freeze in it, check that your battery is good, that you have a full tank of gas and your windshield wipers work. Gas stations may not be open nearby.
  5. In your car, bring an extra blanket, flashlight, a small shovel, and a window scraper or whiskbroom to clean the snow and ice off of your windshield.
  6. If caught at the resort in a blizzard, you can help us by helping yourself. It is safer not to leave during a blizzard but wait until it is over. The saloon, restaurant, and general store are available to our guests during our regular hours.
  7. We do our best to plow the resort roads and driveways and if we have time and have plenty of staff, the stairs and entrances to your cabin will be shoveled. This is usually done on the day of your arrival, however, if it is snowing, we may not be able to keep up with the shoveling so we ask that you help yourselves.
  8. We have no control over the weather or other acts of man or nature. We do our best to help our guests if problems arise. Please notify any on duty personnel as soon as possible, if it is late and a problem can wait until the next day we would appreciate your consideration.
  9. Beware of falling snow. When the trees and roofs of buildings are heavy with snow and the wind blows, park and remain away from these areas as much as possible. We are not responsible for falling limbs, snow, ice or trees.

 

Summer in the Sierra is our prime season and can become extremely busy. There are a variety of activities to suit any outdoor enthusiast. Stay close to Huntington Lake or venture out to the high country. Beauty surrounds this area and it becomes obvious why we are ‘the best kept secret in California”.

 

Backpacking / Hiking
There are many hiking trails of varying difficulty levels around the lake. Maps are available through the Forest Service Office in monoPrather as well as in our General Store. Visit the backcountry for spectacular views from White Bark Vista at the top of Kaiser Pass; take a trip to
Muir Trail Ranch for highcountry adventure. Day trips to Rancheria Falls, Mushroom Rock, Black Point and Indian Pools are easily accessible from Lakeshore Resort. Or backpack along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

After a hard day of hiking, jump into the natural or concrete tubs at Mono Hot Springs on the San Joaquin River.

 

Boating
Whatever your boating choice, the Sierra National Forest provides numeroussailing blueopportunities for canoeing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, whitewater rafting,kayaking, and house boating. For information on boating regulations make sure to check out the State of California Boating Safety website.

 

Camping
There are 7 campgrounds around Huntington Lake: Rancheria, College, Deer Creek, Kinnikinnick, Catavee, Upper and Lower Billy Creek. You can contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov to book a campground site online. Reservations can be made up to 1 day before arrival. Make sure to get a Campfire Permit!usforest

 

Camping in the high-country requires a special permit.Visit this site for information on obtaining a Wilderness Permit.

 

Fishing
For the fisherman, Huntington Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout on a regular basis in the spring and summer while Brown Trout and Kokanee are native to the lake. 5 per day limit, 10 in possession. Fresh water stream fishing on the Sierra National Forest is open from the last weekend in April through November 15. All lakes are open year around, though access may be limited due to seasonal closure of roads due to snow. You can fish the many high-country lakes such as Ward, Florence, Edison, and Portal Forebay.

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Anglers, 16 years and older, who plan to fish in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes will need to obtain a California fishing license. You can obtain 1-day, 2-day and Season Fishing Licenses at our General Store. Visit the California Department of Fish & Game for regulation information.

 

 

Geocaching
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. Click here for local geocaching trails.

Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a great way to see the sights and there are several pack stations available in the area to provide a variety of backcountry services. They include:

D&F Pack Station - Located just 1/2 mile from Lakeshore Resort, D&F offers 2 hour rides as well as fishing and hunting excursions in the high country. They provide a variety of backcountry trips to Kaiser, John Muir, Dinkey Lakes, and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas and around Huntington Lake. Boarding facilities are also available. Lakeshore Resort has coupons available in our Reservation Office.mule

 

High Sierra Pack Station - Located near Edison Lake, provides a variety of backcountry trips to sites such as Graveyard Lakes, Margerite Lakes Basin, Bear Creek to fish for the Golden Trout, Evolution Valley in the Kings Canyon National Park and Silver Pass.

Muir Trail Ranch - Located in the John Muir Wilderness at Blayney Meadows, provides horses for 1/2 day rides or longer overnight pack trips. Stay at the ranch, soak in the hot springs and enjoy the best the high country has to offer.

 

Hunting
Hunting is permitted within National Forests during seasons regulated by the California Department of Fish and Game. State hunting licenses are required. Please visit this website for information on regulations and seasonal dates.

Jet and Water Skiing

Shaver Lake Water Sports offers jet skis, waverunners, canoes, ski boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, one or two man kayaks and paddle boats for your enjoyment. Motorized boat rentals for Huntington Lake are available at Rancheria Enterprises and Huntington Lake Resort & Marina.

 

Lakes
There are many beautiful lakes in the area. Some are at lower elevations, while others are located in the high country. Here are descriptions of some of the most popular lakes:

 

Bass Lake, nestled among tall pine trees, this popular recreation area provides opportunities for camping, boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking.

 

Black Rock Reservoir is a small remote scenic lake located on the North Fork of the Kings River offering un-crowded fishing and camping opportunities.

 

Courtright Reservoir is located in one of the most superb geological areas of California. Bare granite domes rise from the shores of Courtright Reservoir. Ice Age glaciers sculpted the mountain peaks, slopes and valleys giving them their unique present day shape.

 

Doris LakeDoris Lake is just a moderate one-mile hike from Mono Hot Springs Resort. It is a spring fed lake making it a popular old time "swimming hole" for decades. Fishermen also find the lake a wonderful place to drown a worm or two.

 

Edison Lake is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and wilderness; this lake serves as a popular backcountry destination that offers camping, boating, picnicking, hiking and fishing.

 

Florence Lake is a beautiful high Sierra lake that provides opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing and horseback riding. Florence Lake also serves as a starting point for wilderness hikers traveling to the John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon National Park.

 

Huntington Lake is a popular summer and winter recreation area. This beautiful high Sierra lake is best known for sailing and fishing. Other opportunities include camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and scenic driving.

 

Kerckhoff Reservoir is located on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake. This lake is accessible year round and provides opportunities for camping, boating, and fishing.

 

Mammoth Pool Reservoir is located on the San Joaquin River above North Fork. This lake is popular for fishing and boating. Other opportunities include camping, swimming, and hiking.

 

Pine Flat Lake is located in the oak covered foothills above the San Joaquin Valley. This lake is best know for houseboating, fishing, swimming, water skiing and wake boarding.

 

Portal Forebay is a small 20-acre lake located on the Kaiser Pass Road midway between Florence and Huntington Lakes. The lake serves as a holding forebay for the Portal Power House, which is located at Huntington Lake. This lake is best known for fishing.

 

Redinger Lake is located on the San Joaquin River above Kerckhoff Reservoir. Accessible year round, it is surrounded by oak and shrub covered foothills. This lake is popular for water skiing, wake boarding and fishing.

 

Shaver Lake is a popular recreational lake surrounded by dense pine forests. Operated by Southern California Edison it provides opportunities for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, houseboating, water skiing and wake boarding.

 

Tulle Lake is a moderate 2-mile hike from Mono Hot Springs and offers a serene peaceful setting for enjoying the beauty.

 

 

Twin Lakes – Lower Twin Lake is a nice little lake under a granite peak. Just a couple hundred feet further is Upper Twin Lake with caves to spelunk and a great lake to swim in. You can swim out to the island and find some rocks to jump from.

 

Ward Lake, just three acres in size, this quaint high Sierra lake provides visitors with a place to camp, fish and hike.

 

Wishon Reservoir is a picturesque high sierra lake that offers un-crowded opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and horseback riding.

 

Mountain Biking
The rugged mountain terrain makes for superb mountain biking opportunities. Take a trip around the lake or head to the high country for more challenging courses. Maps are available through the Forest Service Office in Prather as well as in our General Store.

 

Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV)
You will find many opportunities for off-highway enjoyment in the Sierra National Forest. Become familiar with OHV laws, restrictions, and closures. Respect private property, wildlife and other forest visitors. Always operate your vehicle in a safe, responsible manner. Make sure your vehicle is registered! For more information – click here! 

Picnic Sites
There are 4 main picnic / day use areas at Huntington Lake. Bear Cove, Billy Creek, Dowville and the Boat Launch area across from Lakeshore Resort, which are all open from June – October. They provide an excellent area to enjoy the lake under shady fir trees during the hot summer months.

 

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Sailing
Huntington Lake is one of the best sailing lakes in California, with consistent winds from the west coming up around 10 AM daily. Many sailing regattas are held during the summer months of July and August. Check out our Calendar of Events for the High Sierra Regatta race dates. Visit the Fresno Yacht Club website for details about how to enter.

 

 


Swimming
Take a refreshing dip in any of the alpine lakes for a breathtaking and relaxing day. The shore of Huntington Lake has a roped off area for swimmers to enjoy the cool water on hot days.

 

Visit the Museum
There is much history of the Huntington Lake area connected with Lakeshore and you can see old photographs in our Lodge Lobby or check out the Billy Creek Ranger Station Museum located 4 miles west on Huntington Lake Road next to Billy Creek Campground. The
museum opens July 4th weekend until Labor Day Sunday and is open Wednesdays 1-4 PM and Sat./Sun. from 11AM til 4PM. The museum offers many historical pictures and mementos from the area and every year there is a special exhibit. During the summer they show a picture slide show on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the Lakeshore Resort Lodge / Dance Hall.

 

White Water Rafting
The Sierra National Forest offers a variety of river sports opportunities. Whitewater enthusiasts might consider a trip down the Kings River or the Merced Wild and Scenic Rivers. Both rivers are very technical (Class III and IV) and suited for experienced boaters. A rafting permit is not required for most private groups to raft the river. However, a special user permit may be required for some non-commercial guided trips and for large groups.

 

Wildlife ViewingstellarjayFor animal lovers, the area is home to Black Bear, Mule Deer, Mountain Lions, Coyotes,Raccoons, Marmots, Pine Marten, Golden Mantel, Ground Squirrels, Chickarees (cone cutters), Tree Squirrels, Stellar Jays, Bald Eagles and Osprey. The forest is open range to cattle, so watch for them on the highway.

 

For more information contact:

Sierra National Forest

1600 Tollhouse Road

Clovis, CA 93611-0532

(559)297-0706

Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra/

 

 

Promotional Special!
Stay in one of our cabins mid week: Sunday – Thursday / Non-holiday – and receive 20% off all rentals! Rates apply and are good with signed rental contract and release of liability agreement.  Please mention this special when making your booking!
Call now to reserve!  Lakeshore Resort (559) 893-3193

Winter 2013/14 Rates

  • Hourly Rental
  • $100
  • Between 9am - 4pm
  • 3 Hour Ride
  • $195
  • 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
  • Daily Rental
  • $300
  • 9am - 4pm
 

$1000.00 deposit by cash or Visa/MC required on each machine rental.**
Pricing is the same for a one seater or two seater snowmobile.

Explore over 150 miles of groomed trails in the beautiful Sierra National Forest!  Free maps available at checkin.

**Rental Requirements – reservations recommended, if you make a reservation, your credit card will be charged in full for the estimated rental. If you do not show up, you are responsible for the full reservation cost charged to your credit card. A valid credit card is required for all reservations on snowmobile rentals. NO REFUND ON CANCELLATIONS!
You may click here to download and review our Rental Agreement & Release of Liability forms.

Contact Us

Lakeshore Resort
61953 Huntington Lake Rd
PO Box 197
Lakeshore, CA 93634
Phone: 559-893-3193
Fax: 559-893-2193
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