JEWEL OF THE SIERRA
CREEK FIRE UPDATE
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region.
This Order is effective from September 15, 2020, through September 21, 2020
1. Going into or being upon National Forest System Lands
2. Being on a National Forest System Road
3. Being on a National Forest System Trail
A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. 16 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C. 3559, 3571, and 3581.
Regional Order No. 20-11 prohibits building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, or smoking on National Forest System lands. This order will be in effect from September 15, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, through September 21, 2020. This Regional Order will protect natural resources and provide for the safety of forest visitors by further mitigating wildfire ignition potential during these extreme fire conditions.
USFS Recreation Residence Permit Holders
Notice To All Sierra National Forest Visitors
The Sierra National Forest announced that most developed recreation sites are now open. Trails, trailheads, and general forest areas including:
Lower Billy Creek Campground
Deer Creek Campground
Billy Creek Picnic Site
Dowville Picnic Site
These areas are available and open for public use and enjoyment.
Sierra National Forest
July 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020
Information on individual recreation sites and opportunities are available by calling your local Sierra National Forest office. Please review guidance of forest land use. Visitors are encouraged to check the United States Forest Service website and social media pages for the most up-to-date information on what is open so that you can plan your visit. You can also call your local Ranger Station during normal business hours Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In the early 1900's, water and hydroelectric development were dominant forces shaping the landscape across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Huntington Lake was constructed in 1912 as a part of the enormous Big Creek Hydroelectric Project envisioned by John S. Eastwood to provide power for a growing California. The lake was named for Henry Edwards Huntington, the entrepreneur who financed the earliest work to develop the Big Creek project which includes a system of lakes, tunnels, steel penstocks and power houses.
The Huntington Lake Association started in 1923 as a home-owners organization and incorporated in 1960. The Association has promoted numerous recreational pursuits, stewardships, fire protection and respect of natural resources to the American public on forest lands.
The Association serves a community full of rich history. We are a member-directed 501(c)(4) voluntary organization that strongly supports cabin owner rights. We partner with the US Forest Service, Southern California Edison and National Forest Homeowner’s Association.
HLA ANNUAL MEETING
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
2021 Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Caring For The Land and Serving The People
The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
"A Wild Fire Danger"
by Greg Burk
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RECREATION RESIDENCE HANDBOOK
GUIDES AND FORMS
The recreation residence permit is designed and administered to maintain a forest-related recreation experience. The laws, regulations, and policies governing the use and maintenance of recreation residences are those necessary to comply with federal, state, and county ordinances, building, and sanitation codes to safeguard the national forests' resources.
FOREST FACTS AND GUIDELINES
Forests provide the greatest diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities in the world, connecting you with nature in an unmatched variety of settings and activities. These are some safety guidelines when utilizing or visiting our forests. Please be careful!
Huntington Lake is a popular summer and winter recreation area. This beautiful high sierra lake provides wonderful opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and scenic driving.
Huntington Lake is one of California's premier sailing lakes. Nearly five miles long, this lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides and contained on its western end by three dams.
There is a winter wonderland of activities nearby–snow park areas for tubing and sledding as well as downhill skiing and snowboarding at nearby China Peak Resort.
SEE YOU IN 2021 FOR THE ANNUAL HIGH SIERRA REGATTA
Huntington Lake is made up of fourteen tracts that are self-governing. Each year tracts hold meetings to discuss property, water systems, road and fire maintenance, fees and more. A U.S. Forest Service representative meets with each tract and updates the residents about forest issues.
2020 TRACT MEETING DATES
The Huntington Lake Association
Annual Meeting is cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
Next meeting is August 7, 2021
GARBAGE PICK-UP INFORMATION
Dock maintenance and safety are a priority
for the Association. We encourage each
tract to assess yearly upgrades for the
safety of all private docks and adhere to boating regulations for all.
Huntington Lake Road will open
on May 22, 2020
Campground restrictions are in force.
Please check with Forest Service
for more information.
Start Date: Monday, May 25, 2020
June / August : Once Weekly • Monday
July : Twice Weekly • Monday / Friday
September / October: Once Weekly • Monday
Recycling on Wednesdays
Cabin Owners Leading The Way
The Forest Service budget in regards to the allocation for the support and development of recreation on the National Forests, has been slashed continually. Much deferred maintenance has resulted, campgrounds are in need of repair, trails are closed and more.The Forest Service has increasingly reached out to the public, all recreationists, cabin owners and others to form partnerships that benefit the public lands.
The emphasis chosen by hard working volunteers cover the following:
Serve as stewards of National Forest lands.
Improve and provide for safety on National Forests lands, through fire protection programs, neighborhood awareness and education of cabin user and forest visitors.
Facilitate intensive recreation at minimal impact on lands and ecosystems.
Provide significant economic impact to local economies and counties.
Partner with Forest Service on projects to benefit program and forest management.
Represent and communicate National Forest development, cabin history and a sense of place to other forest visitors: and to establish a sense of community among forest users through active support of, and involvement in, local organizations and programs.
The 21st Century will be defined as “how so few can affect so many”. Cabin owners are leading the way, people like you and I who value our time on Forest Service lands.
Doug Bibb • President
Karen Kamimoto • Secretary
Kelly Blocker • Treasurer
Steve Sherry • Commercial Rep
Rancheria • Lower Deer Creek
Upper Deer Creek • Spring Creek
Bear Creek Ext • Lower Bear Creek
John Paul • Term 2017-2020
Mike Thielen • Term 2018-2021
EAST CENTRAL DIVISION
Upper Line Creek • Lower Line Creek
Lower Line Improvement
Doug Bibb • Term 2017-2020
Larry Franks • Term 2019-2022
WEST CENTRAL DIVISION
Home Creek • Idylwilde • Huckleberry
Cheryl Burk • Term 2018-2021
David Nixon • Term 2019-2022
Lakeview • Dowville
Paul Crosbie • Term 2017-2020
Glenn Johnson • Term 2018-2021
Lower Deer Creek
Upper Deer Creek
Bear Creek Ext
Lower Bear Creek
Upper Line Creek
Lower Line Creek
Lower Line Imp
The Huntington Lake Association encourages all members of the community to become a volunteer. You will be rewarded many times over!
Aerial, Horseback Riding, Water Sports, Swimming
Huntington Lake Association
PO Box 369
Clovis, CA 93613
Gail Perry Henricksen / Graphics 2 / 2020