Secluded Lake

Sierra Nevada lakes

Often called fly fishing lakes, or backpacking lakes, these are usually located in the mountainous parts of California. Remote lakes that are ‘hard to reach’ come in 2 varieties:

hike-in lakes

Backpacking Lakes, found in the Sierra Nevada Wilderness or Northern California Wilderness Areas.

Some of our absolute favorites include:

drive to lakes

These are often many miles down a dirt road or narrow paved route (neither which is recommended with a big trailer or large motorhome). Matter of fact, some of these lake destinations require 4 wheel drive to access them. You will need a good vehicle, maps, possibly more than one. You will need time to enjoy these. They require a fair amount of work to get to, but the rewards are immense.