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Lakes in Mariposa County

Information about the lakes of Mariposa County.

Yosemite National Park Lakes

Babcock Lake
Named in honor of California state wildlife official John P. Babcock.

Cathedral Lakes
- Wikipedia "Cathedral lakes" Article

Emerald Pool
Shallow lake less then one acre in size. Located about 80 meters above the Vernall Waterfall. The lakes deep green color is the result of algae living on the rocks lining the bottom of the pool.

May Lake
High Sierras lake with views of Mount Hoffmann that can be accessed by hiking about 1.2 miles from a parking area off Tioga Pass Road. There is a backpacker camp called the May Lake High Sierra Camp with eight tent cabins that can accommodate a total of up to 36 guests.
- May Lake High Sierra Camp
- Wikipedia "May Lake" Article

Mirror Lake
Lake located on Tenaya Creek, in the Tenaya Canyon, between North Dome and Half Dome.
- Wikipedia "Mirror Lake" Article

Ostrander Lake
Located about 10 miles south of the Yosemite Valley and about 10 miles east of the Badger Pass Ski Area, at an elevation of about 8,500 feet above sea level. Popular spot for cross country skiing during the winter and for hiking during the summer. The hike to the about 12 strenuous round trip miles. A two story stone structure known as the Ostrander Ski Hut was built in 1941. It offers ski-in overnight accommodations with limited cooking facilities.
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Wikipedia "Ostrander Lake" Article

Tenaya Lake
Located between the Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows at an elevation of about 8,150 feet above sea level. The lake can be accessed by driving on California State Highway 120 (aka Tioga Pass Road). Activities at the lake include fishing, hikiing, kayaking, sailing, and cold water swimming. Note there are no boat launching facilities and motorized boats are not allowed.
- Wikipedia "Tenaya Lake" Article

Reservoirs in Mariposa Count

DAM: Buchanan Dam
RIVER: Chochilla River
LOCATION: Mostly located in Madera county, adjacent to Mariposa County
- Wikipedia "Eastman Lake" Article
- Wikipedia "Chowchilla River" Article

DAM: New Exchequer Dam
RIVER: Merced River
- Wikipedia "Lake McClure" Article
- Wikipedia New Exchequer Dam" Article
- Wikipedia "Merced River" Article

Mariposa County Travel Guide

Gold Country Region of California

About Yosemite National Park

High Sierras Region of California

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