High Sierra California Visitor Information

Picnic in Magnificent Beauty

Situated at the base of Mount Morrison, the deep blue waters of Convict Lake invite you to enjoy a leisurely picnic or stroll along the lakeside trail.

The epitome of peacefulness today, Convict Lake got its name from an incident that was nothing but peaceful. In 1871, six inmates from a Nevada prison escaped here, and eventually battled their way out with a shootout, ultimately giving Convict Lake its name.

Explore the shores; dip your toes in the water; skip stones across the reflected image of the mountain; make it your day with your sweetie!

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Top Attractions in the High Sierra Area

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Boyden Cavern, Giant Sequoia National Park
Donner Memorial State Park
Feather River Canyon
Graeagle Golf Courses
Horseback Riding, Plumas County
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nat’l Park
Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola
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