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Florence Lake

Sierra National Forest, CA
559-297-0706
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Ranked #4,021 of 4,681 attractions in California
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Motor-boating
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Hawthorne, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Mosquitoes are horrible. Road is awful. No facilities. Fishing is not great at all. Shaver Lake is much better for children and families. Water level is so low there is no lake. Not worth the drive. Lots of snakes and bears around here.

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makawao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stayed up in Mono Hot Springs and drove over to Florence Lake for the day. I hadn't been up here in many a year. Unfortunately there was a fire west of Huntington Lake and plenty of smoke in the area. We checked out the store and the dog, Sue. Talked a bit with the store folk and some backpackers getting... More

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Upland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Ok. First off the road is about as scary as it gets and people drive recklessly even though its 1 lane. We experienced WAY too many people driving WAY too fast. Blind turns abound. We had no idea it would take so long to get to this lake.... It was the drive that never ended and by the time we... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This lake sucks. No good fishing. There are bears, rattlesnakes, and a horrible drive. Do not come up here!!! It is not worth your time. Go to shaver or huntington lake.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a rattlesnake slither right through our campsite. It really shook up a youngster in our group. We also had a bear tear up our gear one night. There are some sketchy 'regulars' up there as well. Loud, bud light types with childish antics that scare the fish and disrupt the serenity. We heard alot of gunshots every day... More

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Bonsall, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Trapped by US Forestry Fire Trucks on a one lane road, I have never felt so frustrated as my efforts to leave the Florence Lake area on the Sierra National Forest in California two weeks ago. Already nervous from 3 incidents with Rattlesnakes and Bears on the first day of our camping trip, we then endured a lightning storm that... More

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Malibu, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

City folk should stay home. If you don't know how to back up your own car, STAY HOME. Yes, the 90 minute drive from Huntington Lake on a one-lane pothole-riddled cliff-hanging road can be harrowing the first time. Supplies, weather, and pests can be unpredictable. Call ahead and roll with changes. This is not a one-day destination - have time... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The road and the rain and the snakes and the bears and no fish ruined the trip. The road sucked and the rattlesnakes thrive up there. The road is covered in potholes and it is one tiny lane. This is a place I will never visit again! If I had to come again I would only stay for 5 minutes.... More

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Modesto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We have camped here for 3 years. Two weeks before our trip we reserved our usual 2 boats for a day and confirmed the reservation the day before. We waited 2 hrs for a "just repaired" not tested- boat and one that wouldn't start. We were told "they did us a favor". We got our $140.00 back. The store is... More

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San Francisco, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2007

It's hard to reach and the 1 hour trip up a one lane mountain road is pretty hair raising, but if you are looking for a remote camping destination with amazing scenery, this is the best place we've found. We stayed at the Jackass Meadow (yes, they have real jackasses in the meadow) Campground for 4 nights. They have running... More

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