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Upper Blue Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Upper Blue Lake, California 96120, USA

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About Upper Blue Lake

A wonderful lake and a put-and-take fishery in Alpine County in the Blue Lakes Recreation Area. There are abundant campsites at Lower Blue Lake, Middle Creek, and Upper Blue Lake Campgrounds. A boat launch area exists for Upper Blue Lake near the dam.

Attractions Near Upper Blue Lake

Lost Lakes
Lost Lakes1.69km from Upper Blue Lake

Lost Lake is a lake in the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, south of Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is a wonderful recreational area with a lot of things to see and do. This place is surrounded by lush greenery and is famous for swimming and fishing.

Deadwood Peak
Deadwood Peak3.87km from Upper Blue Lake

Deadwood Peak lies in the center of Mokelumne Wilderness across Summit City Creek from Round Top. It is also situated on the shared border of Pierce County and Yakima County in Washington state. Deadwood Peak is set on the crest of the Cascade Range, immediately north of Yakima Peak and Chinook Pass, with the Pacific Crest Trail traversing its east slope.

Winnemucca Lake
Winnemucca Lake5.89km from Upper Blue Lake

Winnemucca Lake is a dry lake bed in northwest Nevada that features the oldest known petroglyphs in North America. This Lake is home to several petroglyphs long believed to be very old. In 2013, researchers dated the carvings to between 14,800 and 10,500 years ago.

Mokelumne Wilderness
Mokelumne Wilderness5.93km from Upper Blue Lake

The 105,165 acre Mokelumne Wilderness straddles the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, within the Stanislaus, Eldorado, and Toiyabe National Forests. It encompasses an area of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Ebbetts Pass to Carson Pass. There are two sections separated by the Blue Lakes Road and an Off-Road Vehicle corridor. With landscapes ranging from deep canyons to alpine heights and more than two hundred ice-scoured lakes and tarns, fishing and hiking are popular activities.

Elephants Back
Elephants Back6.16km from Upper Blue Lake

Elephants Back is a peak in Alpine County and has an elevation of 9580 feet. Elephants Back is situated south of Frog Lake, and south of Carson Pass. it is one of the iconic location where you can have a good trek and also there are so many other adventure opportunities to explore.

Fourth of July Lake
Fourth of July Lake6.36km from Upper Blue Lake

Fourth of July Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 109. This lake is in top form and is one of the areas top producing winter-only lakes for trout fishing. It is a popular destination for fly anglers.

Where is Upper Blue Lake

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Alpine County
Alpine County
52 attractions

This is the least populous county in California state. There are no incorporated cities in the county.