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Four Goodness Lakes!

Enjoy the Sierra Nevada’s most refreshing assets: lakes! Here are four lake camping destinations in the Sierra Nevada where you can escape for some lounging, paddling, and hiking.

Week 08.26.2020
Regions Northern & Southern CA

Sleeper Hit

Camp and Kayak at Utica Reservoir in Stanislaus National Forest

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It's all about the water, and the camping, at Utica Reservoir in Stanislaus National Forest, a High Sierra reservoir perfect for kayak explorations and pitching your tent lakeside..
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High Five!

Hike to the Cottonwood Lakes in the John Muir Wilderness

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Hit the High Sierra for a day hike or get a permit to spend the night at one of the Cottonwood Lakes, five sublime oases set in the John Muir Wilderness.
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Shealor Stunner

Hiking and camping at Tahoe's Shealor Lake near Kirkwood

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Robust mountains, striking slabs of granite, and deep green pine reflections make Shealor Lake near Kirkwood resort a jewel of the El Dorado National Forest. Reach this alpine oasis on a 1.3-mile hike.
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Lone Oasis

Hiking a section of Mount Whitney Trail in California

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Every summer, thousands travel to Whitney Portal in the Eastern Sierra to summit Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States. But thousands more are denied the required permit to enter the “Whitney Zone” due to the Forest Service’s strict quota system. The…
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    Headlands Over Heels

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    Ohlone Time

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