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Florence Lake

Sierra National Forest, CA
+1 559-297-0706
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Backcountry Love

First of all, to those who say "it sucks" and whine about the "pothole ridden road"...please stay... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Kimberley L
Come prepared for "Adventure"

The other reviewers are right. There are bears, snakes, mosquitos, thunderstorms, floods, and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Paso Robles, California
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  • Very good5%
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  • Poor29%
  • Terrible29%
6 Jul 2016
“Backcountry Love”
3 Jun 2015
“Come prepared for "Adventure"”
Sierra National Forest, CA
+1 559-297-0706

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

First of all, to those who say "it sucks" and whine about the "pothole ridden road"...please stay away from nature, don't even look at it. stay in your condo with your modern conveniences or man-made lakes with man-made crap and just stay away. This planet...More

5  Thank Kimberley L
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The other reviewers are right. There are bears, snakes, mosquitos, thunderstorms, floods, and droughts. Our first night there, years ago, 2 other campers told us there hasn't been a bear problem there in 25 years. We have a cooler with teeth marks to prove them...More

3  Thank PARobbert
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Short drive from Fresno, no crowds clean cool air and the fishing is great, be aware it is a windy 1 lane paved road, not too bad but you will be rewarded once there.

2  Thank brinannie
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This place is awful. The store is full of unfriendly workers, the lake is windy and fishing sucks, the mosquitoes thrive up here and rattlesnakes are everywhere. Let me add that the lake has very little water making a long haul from your boat to...More

3  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Agree with other reviewers....very long, tedious, curvy narrow road to get there, minimal supplies at store (seasonal), mosquitos, rattlesnakes, and bears. Lots of bears. Lots of open granite. If you camp there, be sure to put all your supplies in the bear box. Not a...More

2  Thank Lee N
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The ferry, actually an open boat, to the opposite side of Florence Lake is breathtaking. After dropping you off, you're on your own, hiking through a relatively flat trail that leads, eventually, to higher altitudes and the JMT. Love what's on the other side of...More

3  Thank sgoetz53
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Yes there are a few stunted trees here and there, but mostly rocks. If you enjoy rocks, this is the place for you. The 'lake' is man made and has unpredictable changes in the water level due to So Cal Edison's manipulations. Do you enjoy...More

4  Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 19 September 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.

7  Thank Lorenzo O
Reviewed 16 August 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...More

3  Thank livinonmaui
Reviewed 26 June 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...More

4  Thank 123Ryan123
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21 June 2015|
Response from 123Ryan123 | Reviewed this property |
At the Muir Trail Ranch which is 5 miles past the lake, yes all three, however not sure on details. They run off of a generator so electricity is limited out there. At the campground, no electricity. Sewer at campground... More