Jackson Meadow Lake

I kayaked on another Tahoe National Forest lake today. Here are a few pictures. If you make it to the bottom, you'll see a few from a walk afterward -- the spray is amazing and you can walk right up to it.


From the water, you can see the jaggedy Sierra Buttes.


In the other direction (and after I smeared sunscreen on my lens), you can see Nevada County. The lake itself is in Sierra County, but the western and southern shoreline are Nevada County. I launched from there, so I'm going to mark this one as local.


The lake level must change a lot. I sat on these rocks off Jackson Point to have a snack of M&Ms and coconut Ice. This bolt is attached to a buoy that just sort of dangled off the rock. I assume when the water rises, it warns of these rocks being close to the surface.


Walk down a gravel road from the vista point on the side of the paved road at the dam, and you get to see the outlet. You can get close enough to be sprayed by the water if the wind is right.


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Unlike Meadow Lake, Jackson Meadows Lake is easily accessible. The road is paved all the way to the dam (it's 15 miles from CA 89) and only another mile to a camp store and the boat ramp along a gravel road without the horrible rocks you sometimes see out here. And you don't even have to do that part just to get in the water; there's another boat ramp on the northeast side, before you get to the dam.

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Outside Inn said...

Looks awesome, will have to go check it out.