Miss the crowds consider visiting in the winter to find peace and tranquility. In our opinion spring, summer, winter or fall is a great time to visit the lake especially when you have a partially to full sun day. There are several walking paths in the area and with winter there is no need for concerns regarding the heat of the day. The beach and paths truly have a magical quality in the silence of winter. The snow capped mountains overlooking the lake, reflecting at times truly enhances the magic. Pack snacks, food and water you won't find much within several miles.