Caples Lake

Caples lake is a reservoir that is located near Kirkwood, California along highway 88. The lake was used as a halting place for wagon travelers who were trekking the historic Mormon Emigrant trail during the Gold Rush.

Notable Places in the Area

The Kirkwood Inn & Saloon is a restaurant and bar located in , United States. is situated 1½ miles west of Caples Lake. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a year-round resort in south of that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain-biking in summer. is situated 2 miles southwest of Caples Lake.

Localities in the Area

is a census-designated place in and counties, , United States. Photo: Ian McKellar, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Caples Lake

38.6987° or 38° 41' 55.4" north
-120.0454° or 120° 2' 43.6" west
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7,802 feet (2,378 metres)
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Also Known As

  • Clear Lake
  • Summit Lake
  • Twin Lakes
  • Twin Lakes Reservoir

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