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Bull Run Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Bull Run Lake, California 95223, USA

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About Bull Run Lake

Bull Run Lake is a reservoir, an impoundment of the Bull Run River in the U.S. it rates highly as an oligotrophic lake, a very clean source of water. The lake basin receives more than 110 inches of rain annually due to its location in the Cascade Range. Water from the reservoir first flowed into the Portland water system on January 2, 1895. President Theodore Roosevelt restricted entry to all but government agents and water company employees and banned stock grazing on April 28, 1904.


Attractions Near Bull Run Lake

Mosquito Lake
Mosquito Lake3.86km from Bull Run Lake

The Mosquito Lakes are popular roadside waters located on Highway 4 between Arnold and Markleeville. The Mosquito Lakes have a campground across the highway that can be busy during the peak summer holidays. visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing.

Duck Lake
Duck Lake5.15km from Bull Run Lake

Duck Lake lies in a glacial cirque, surrounded on three sides by peaks with its outlet on the far side. As a result, camping around Duck Lake is limited. Reflections across the expanse of Duck Lake are mesmerizing when they happen. You can continue backpacking from here by heading towards Purple Lake and Lake Virginia, or you can day hike around the area or simply enjoy being lakeside in the wilderness for awhile.

Wheeler Lake
Wheeler Lake7.22km from Bull Run Lake

Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake. it stretches 60 miles from Wheeler Dam to Guntersville Dam. Wheeler Lake is a major recreation and tourist center, attracting about four million visits a year. Along with camping, boating, and fishing, visitors enjoy the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge several miles upstream from the dam.

Lake Alpine
Lake Alpine7.78km from Bull Run Lake

Lake Alpine is a popular recreation area along Highway 4 in the Stanislaus National Forest. With 180 surface acres of glistening mountain water, Lake Alpine attracts anglers and boaters, campers and hikers, swimmers and sight seers. At an elevation of 7,350 feet, summer temperatures are mild.

Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest7.88km from Bull Run Lake

Stanislaus National Forest is a U.S. National Forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Stanislaus National Forest contains 1,4303.3 square miles of land within the Sierra Nevada Range. Most of the forest is within Tuolumne County, though it extends into parts of Alpine, Calaveras, Mono, and Mariposa counties. Two ski resorts, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley, operate here under a special use permit.

Union Reservoir
Union Reservoir8.71km from Bull Run Lake

Union Reservoir is a 736-acre body of water providing recreational opportunities all-year round for visitors and residents alike. Originally called Calkins Lake, the reservoir was carved out during the last glacial age and is one of only a few natural lakes in Colorado.

Where is Bull Run Lake

Discover More Attractions in Alpine County, Where Bull Run Lake Is Located

Alpine County
Alpine County
52 attractions

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

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