Friday, November 9, 2012

Exploring Pine Flat Lake

Have you been to Pine Flat Lake? Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of eastern Fresno County, this artificial lake is formed by the construction of the Pine Flat Dam on our beloved Kings River in 1954. It is one of the largest reservoirs in California!

The dam was initially designed for flood control but now also provides irrigation and ground water recharge and recreation as well as a generator of hydroelectric power for the Jeff L. Taylor Pine Flat Power Plant. 

Unlike most nearby dam structures, Pine Flat Dam has a parapet wall that cannot be approached from any direction as an extra precaution for preventing potential flooding. 

Just a half hour away from Lindy’s, the Pine Flat Lake Marina in Sanger is the only full service marina on the lake. They offer boat rentals and year round boat moorage.

According to the Pine Flat Lake's website, “over a million acre feet of water is fed from the Kings Canyon watershed, the highest and longest watershed drop in the Continental United States.” WOW! 

This provides an ample body of water for great fishing, recreational boating and exploring.

There is no shortage of wild trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and planted trout at this location so don’t forget to bring your fishing rod!

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