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What Are The Well Liked Rental Amenities in Shaver Lake, CA?

Amenity Info in Shaver Lake, CA

Above shows the popular amenities in Shaver Lake and the number of the rental properties associated with each amenity. In Shaver Lake, 447 rentals offer Bed linens provided, 430 rentals offer TV, 428 rentals offer Parking Available. So, if you need Bed linens provided during your vacation, use the Bed linens provided filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Pool, Hot Tub.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Shaver Lake, CA Area?

Vacation House & Cabin Rental Price Information in Shaver Lake, CA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Shaver Lake has the largest percentage (19.12%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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What Are The Most Liked Rental Accommodations in Shaver Lake, CA?
Rental Property Types in Shaver Lake, CA
There are various types of homes in Shaver Lake area. Depending on your group size, you can pick the one using filters accordingly. House is the most popular accommodation type, and the largest homes can accommodate 30 people.The least popular accommodation in Shaver Lake is Bungalow rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Not Pets Friendly in Shaver Lake, CA?
Percentage of Pet Friendly Rental Properties in Shaver Lake, CA
24.51% of vacation homes in Shaver Lake are pet friendly. If you have pet allergies, make sure to check the home property and see whether it is a pet-friendly vacation home or not.
Best Tourist Attractions in Shaver Lake, CA?
Must Visit Places In Shaver Lake, CA

The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Shaver Lake are:

Must-Visit Trails in Shaver Lake, CA?
Must Visit Trails In Shaver Lake, CA
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Sunset Point by Huntington Lake DAM #1, Nellie Lake Trail, Big Creek Railroad Grade Trail, Coyote Lake 4x4 Trail, Balsam Forebay, Strawberry Lake Trail, Shaver Lake Trail, Bald Mountain Trail, Brewer Lake, Bobs Flat Trail.
Best Campgrounds in Shaver Lake, CA?
Top Rated Campgrounds In Shaver Lake, CA
For campgrounds in Shaver Lake, here are our recommendations: Yeh-Gub-Weh-tuh Campground, Aholul Group Campground, Trimmer Campground, Dorabelle Campground, Lower Billy Creek Campground, Upper Billy Creek Cg Campground, Catavee Campground, Kinnikinnick Campground, Dinkey Creek, Gigantea Campground.
How to get around in Shaver Lake, CA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Shaver Lake is Fresno Yosemite International Airport which is about 48 miles from the center of the town. Once at the airport, you will need to rent a car to get to Shaver Lake. It will take about an hour to travel the 48 miles to Shaver Lake by car.

From the airport, take East Clinton Way which becomes East Clinton Avenue. Turn right on North Maple Avenue and then left onto East Shields Avenue. Merge onto CA-186 East and travel 28 miles. Enter the roundabout and take the first exit onto Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway/CA-168. Turn left onto Highway 168/Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway/CA-168 and travel for about 11 miles. Take a slight right onto Tollhouse Road/Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway/CA-168 and then a slight left onto Highway 168/Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway/CA-168. Travel for about four miles before reaching Shaver Lake.

What are the travel peak seasons in Shaver Lake, CA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Shaver Lake is as follows:

  • January – low of 23F (-5C); high of 52F (11C)
  • February – low of 23F (-5C); high of 51F (10C)
  • March – low of 26F (-3C); high of 54F (12C)
  • April – low of 28F (2C); high of 56F (13C)
  • May – low of 35F (1C); high of 64F (18C)
  • June – low of 41F (5C); high of 75F (24C)
  • July – low of 47F (8C); high of 83F (28C)
  • August – low of 45F (7C); high of 83F (28C)
  • September – low of 41F (5C); high of 77F (25C)
  • October – low of 33F (0.5C); high of 67F (19C)
  • November – low of 28F (2C); high of 57F (14C)
  • December – low of 23F (5C); high of 51F (11C)

The area gets around 36 inches of rain per year and averages two inches of snow annually. There are, on average, 268 sunny days in Shaver Lake each year. July, August, and September are the most pleasant months while January and February are the least comfortable.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Shaver Lake, CA?
Art & Culture Places

The Central Sierra Historical Society Museum, an open-air exhibit space provides educational programs about the area. You can learn about the logging history around Shaver Lake and see a contraption designed to pull logs from the woods right after they were cut known as the “steam donkey.” The museum is located at 42642 Tollhouse Road in Shaver Lake. Pick up a copy of their Scavenger Hunt to search for various items.

Shaver Lake Art Gallery, located at 42136 Tollhouse Road in Shaver Lake, was founded by a group of local artists in 2008. The gallery is staffed by local artists who are often working on projects while visitors wander through the gallery. You can find watercolor oil and pastel paintings created by local artists as well as block prints, handmade jewelry, pottery, origami, photography, and more. On the third Thursday of each month from April through December, the gallery is open from 5 to 7 PM with light refreshments available. There are also artisans demonstrating their creative works, creating what has become a popular community gathering.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Shaver Lake, CA?
Hidden Gems

If your family enjoys off-road antics, visit Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. Although the area is only about 20 miles away, the winding road requires about an hour of driving. On the eastern boundary is Dusy/Ershim Off-Highway Vehicle Route, a fun, rough-and-tumble off-road vehicle area. The 31-mile route takes you on back roads to Courtright Reservoir with its spectacular granite domes.

Shaver Lake is a treasure trove for geocaching. The area has many established caches that can be discovered by following clues. Some have a log to sign indicating you visited while others contain actual treasure, like a small toy or coin. Each geocacher is expected to replace an item in the box when they remove one.

China Peak Mountain Resort features a 27-hole disc golf course that is open Saturday and Sunday from July through September. The course is challenging and can take up to six hours to complete, so bring your sunscreen and water. Tickets are purchased at the Adventure Center and golfers use a chairlift to ride 7,000 feet to the top. Be sure to have a camera as the views are spectacular. China Peak is located at 59265 Highway 168 in LakeShore which is just a few miles from Shaver Lake. The drive is only about five minutes.

If you have ever wanted to relax in a hot spring, you can do so near Shaver Lake. Mono Hot Springs offers around 12 open-air springs with water temperatures around 100 degrees. Water shoes with grip soles are recommended as some of the concrete areas around the springs can get slippery. Mono Hot Springs is located at 70000 Edison Lake Road, Mono Hot Springs which is about a half-hour away from Shaver Lake.

What are the activities in Shaver Lake, CA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

If your family is new to fishing, visit Dick’s Fishing Charters. Captain Dick loves teaching people how to fish, and he will work to be sure each child catches something.

Camping is another fun family activity at Shaver Lake. Camp Edison offers 252 campsites with electricity, cable, and high-speed Wi-Fi. There is also easy water access throughout the campground along with a general store that offers a wide range of supplies should you forget to bring something. Take a hike on one of the 35 trails that surround the lake or take a short, 20-mile drive to Huntington Lake which offers many more trails for the family. 

Horseback riding is another fun activity for families and Shaver Stable offers guided horseback rides at various lengths. You can choose from a one- or two-hour ride or if you are an experienced horse family, an even longer trip along the trails on horseback.

About 10 miles from Shaver Lake, you will find Tamarack Sno-Park. From November through May each year, the park offers fun winter activities, including cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Coyote Sno-Park, about a half-mile beyond Tamarack, offers a north-facing slope that provides for great winter sports late in the season. Snowmobiling is not permitted at Coyote, making it a better setting for families with smaller children. There is also a nice sliding hill great for tubing or sledding.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Shaver Lake, CA?
Trip Planning

If you only have one day to spend in Shaver Lake, the best way to enjoy the area is by renting a boat at Sierra Marina. You can choose wave runners, fishing boats, kayaks, ski boats, and even pontoons if your group is large. Bring a picnic lunch and find a secluded area along the shore. Most of the shoreline allows for games like bocce, cornhole, and others. Bring inflatables to float on the lake as well as a portable speaker to play music. Because there are no restroom facilities on the lake, you may want to invest in a small portable device, especially if you have young children with you.

If you can spend two or more days at Shaver Lake, spend your first day enjoying the water. On the second day, travel to McKinley Grove and wander among the great sequoias or to Grant Grove where you can visit the General Grant Tree. Spend the afternoon at the Central Sierra Historical Society and then do some shopping at the Shaver Lake Art Gallery. Finish the day with dinner at one of the outstanding local restaurants.

What are the nightlife spots in Shaver Lake, CA?
Nightlife Spots

Shorthorn Bar and Grill, located at 41790 Shaver Lake, offers great food, music, and ice-cold drinks. There is live music where you just might find our new favorite band. There are pool tables and cornhole boards as well. They offer a wide range of beer on tap, including 21st Amendment Blood Orange IPA and Firestone Double Barrel Ale. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail. Food is pub fare and includes burgers, beer-battered mushrooms, loaded tater tots, and more.

The Mono Wind Casino is just a half-hour drive from Shaver Lake. Located at 37302 Rancheria Lane in Auberry, you can try your hand at both brand new and old-school slot machines in a Las Vegas-style setting. Relax at the Broken Arrow Bar & Grill, offering signature soups and homemade desserts.

What are the must-visit places in Shaver Lake, CA?
Must See Attractions

Shaver Lake is its own must-see attraction with beautiful sapphire water surrounded by a peaceful pine forest. The lake was built in 1927 by Southern California Edison to supply power to Los Angeles and is one of the oldest hydroelectric chains in the state. Shaver Lake Watersports or Sierra Marina offers jet-ski rentals that will allow you to scoot across the surface of the lake. Because the lake is at a mid-elevation of 5,200 feet, the water temperatures are warm in mid-summer.

The lake is also a popular location for kayaks and canoes due to the quiet coves that allow for peaceful paddling. Fishing is also very popular with the supply of rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass that live under the surface of the water. 

A 15-mile drive takes you to McKinley Grove, an area with giant sequoias that grow among stunning dogwood trees as well as sugar and Jeffrey pine trees. There is a paved path that will take you through some of the largest trees, including the George Washington Tree, measuring 65-feet in circumference with a small creek flowing below its roots. The grove is small but offers one of the few sequoia groves with complete solitude.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Shaver Lake, CA?
Local Events & Festivals

In August, China Peak Mountain Resort holds an annual running festival. The festival includes distances that range from 0.0km to 100km. The courses are 100 percent dirt track trails and rugged mountain roads.

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