Shaver Lake Fun!
If your family just wants to come and enjoy the lake and get in some watersports - try Shaver Lake Watersports for renting a canoe, jet ski, fishing boat or Pontoon boat. Shaver Lake Watersports is located between Camp Edison and Shaver Point. They even have a water trampoline for the kids to enjoy right off their dock!
If you are coming for boating and you want information about the lake, boat rentals, slips, storage or a map of the lake, go to Sierra Marina. This is the main Marina near the dam and they even have a Web Camera.
Fishing is another big reason people choose to visit Shaver Lake. Shaver Lake contains a good population of Kokanee, a fresh water Salmon and Rainbow Trout. The lake also has Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, Blue Gill, Brook Trout, Carp and Crawdads. For fishing charters go to Dick's Fishing Charters or bring your poles when you come to our vacation rental and head out to the point!
Family meals, games, movies, and cabin time can be the mainstays of your vacation. The new kitchen makes cooking convenient and pleasant. The cabin game room has Air Hockey, Foosball, Wii, flat screen tv and cable. You can talk, eat, and play cards on the deck together--or eat inside if it's chilly.
Don't forget to try Shaver Lake Chunky Bread!! It is sold in town and worth every calorie. Baked fresh everyday, this homemade monkey bread is a fun morning treat. You might want to get more than one loaf!
Sierra Outdoor Extravaganza!
The mountains surrounding Shave Lake offer a National Park, skiing, and special treasures: golf, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, four-wheeling and unique Sierra history.
This world-class National Park cannot be missed, a 60 minute drive north on Hwy 41. Yosemite is a "shrine to the strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra." Bring a picnic for lunch, a raft for the Merced, boots for hiking-or your skis. Few outdoor visits can compare to Yosemite.
Three courses await you and your party: Sierra Meadows (18-holes), River Creek (9), and Wawona (9). Course information
- Sierra Meadows ... http://www.sierrameadows.com/golf_home.php?page=directions&id=directions
- River Creek ... http://www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com/golf/proto/rivercreekgolfcourse/
- Wawona ... http://www.yosemitepark.com/Activities_Golfing.aspx
China Peak Ski Resort Our vacation rental in Shaver Lake is a great location to stay at for that family ski vacation. China Peak Mountain Ski Resort is located only 65 miles northeast of Fresno at scenic Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest and only a 25 minute drive from our cabin. The mountain has 1,679 feet of vertical with a base elevation of 7,030 with the peak at just over 8,700 feet. The resort offers seven chairlifts, a T-Bar and two handle tows and a moving carpet for the beginner skiers and snowboarders.
Snowmobile riding is also a fun family adventure. The best place to experience this is right in Huntington where you can rent a snowmobile and find all kinds of trails with some of the best scenic views of the backcountry. Only a 30 minute from drive from our vacation rental cabin at Shaver Lake.
Don't miss hiking around Shaver Lake! We have some of the prettiest private beaches and the trails are fun for all ages. Just head out to Sierra Marina and you will find trails that will take you for miles. If you want to get some exercise close to our vacation rental cabin, just take the trail at the end of our development and it will take you all over the Granite Ridge area.
Another family activity to enjoy is Horse Back Riding at Shaver Lake Stables. They have several different rides depending on where you want to go and how long you want to ride. Our favorite is the 2 hour ride around Shaver Lake.