JEWEL OF THE SIERRA

HUNTINGTON LAKE

Welcoming You Back • The Summer of 2022

RESTORING OUR FOREST • REBUILDING OUR LAKE COMMUNITY​

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SUNDAY• JULY 3, 2022

11th Annual Pancake Breakfast
and Silent Auction
8AM to 11AM • China Peak Resort

Benefitting the Huntington Lake Fire Department

JULY 9/10 & 16/17 2022

High Sierra Regatta
Fresno Yacht Club
11AM
Lakeshore Beach

AUGUST 5/6/7 2022

100 Year Celebration
Lakeshore Resort
Entertainment • Food
Craft Fair • Family Fun

The USDA Forest Service serves to better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis. We thank our visitors, stakeholders, and all involved levels of government and enforcement for your patience, civility and understanding during these challenging times.

In 1926, District Ranger Frank M. Sweeley suggested to organizers of the Annual Huntington Lake get-together, a motto of "enjoy good fellowship and a better acquantance of our mountain asset" be extended to all visitors.

For more information go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/ . 

or you may email: Kim Sorini, District Ranger at kim.sorini@usda.gov

Forest Service Prather office: 29688 Auberry Rd., Prather, CA 93651

CREEK FIRE

STORYTELLING PROJECT

Central Sierra Resiliency Fund

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BOAT REMOVAL

Lake Level to Lower

Approx August 7, 2022

LANDSLIDE INFORMATION

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ELECTRICITY

So California Edison

Ongoing Repair

 

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

College Campground

Deer Creek Campground

Billy Creek Picnic Site

Dowville Picnic Site

These areas are available and open for public use and enjoyment.

 

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.

For recreation permit holders affected by the Creek Fire and for additional information:

 https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/resources/fresno-county-recovers/debris-removal

HUNTINGTON LAKE

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

SATURDAY • AUGUST 6, 2022

Sierra Dispatch Emergency (559) 500-4546

Give below information:​

Cabin Number

Tract Name

The Problem

Your Name

Contact Number

(include area code)

HUNTINGTON LAKE

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT:

http://www.HLVFD.org

Business Phone: (559) 297-9450
Chief's Cell: (925) 364-0699
Station 62: (559) 893-2347

 

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FOREST SERVICE

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

RECREATION RESIDENCE

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. 

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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!

 
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SIERRA

PLAYGROUND

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 2022 FOR THE ANNUAL HIGH SIERRA REGATTA 

1912

Lake

Constructed

1923

Association Established

7000

Feet Elevation

420

Permitees

 

TRACTS

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.

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2022 TRACT MEETING DATES

2022 SATURDAY JUNE 25

DOWVILLE

10 AM - DOWVILLE EAST #24

2022 SATURDAY JUNE 25

LAKEVIEW SEE DOWVILLE

10 AM - DOWVILLE EAST #24

2022 SATURDAY JUNE 25

RANCHERIA

9 AM - RANCHERIA #1

2022 SATURDAY JUNE 25

HUCKLEBERRY

1 PM - HUCKLEBERRY #56

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2

BEAR CREEK EXT.

8 AM - BEAR CREEK #1

2022

LOWER BEAR CREEK

COMING SOON

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

IDYLWILDE

9 AM - IDYLWILDE #12

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

HOME CREEK

10 AM • NOTTINGHAM #12

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

LOWER DEER CREEK

1 PM - LOWER DEER CREEK #12

2022 SATURDAY JULY 9

UPPER DEER CREEK

11 AM - UPPER DEER CREEK #7

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

LOWER LINE 

10 AM - LOWER LINE CREEK #24

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

LOWER LINE IMPROVEMENT

10 AM - LOWER LINE CREEK #24

2022 SATURDAY JULY 2 

UPPER LINE

10 AM - LOCATION TBD

2022

SPRING CREEK

COMING SOON

The Huntington Lake Association 

Annual Meeting is scheduled for August 6, 2022 at 10 am

LOCATION TBD

DOCK SAFETY

OPENING INFORMATION

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 is open

per Forest Orders for 2022.

Campground restrictions are in force.

Please check with Forest Service

for more information.

June / August : Once Weekly • Monday
July : Twice Weekly • Monday / Friday
September / October: Once Weekly • Monday
No debris, pine needles, wood clean-up, hard-to handle items (furniture, large toys, etc.)

China Peak is a disposal site for pine needles.

DIRECTORS

Cabin Owners Leading The Way

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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.​

ADMINISTRATION

Doug Bibb  •  President

Karen Kamimoto  •  Secretary

Kelly Blocker  •  Treasurer

Steve Sherry  • Commercial Rep

                              Lakeshore Resort

EASTERN DIVISION

Rancheria • Lower Deer Creek

Upper Deer Creek • Spring Creek

Bear Creek Ext • Lower Bear Creek

DIRECTORS

Bob Felts  •  Term 2020-2023

Mike Thielen  •  Term 2018-2021

EAST CENTRAL DIVISION

Upper Line Creek • Lower Line Creek

Lower Line Improvement

DIRECTORS

Doug Bibb  •  Term 2020-2023

Larry Franks  •  Term 2019-2022

WEST CENTRAL DIVISION

Home Creek • Idylwilde • Huckleberry

DIRECTORS

Phil Musson  •  Term 2021-2024

David Nixon  •  Term 2019-2022

WESTERN DIVISION

Lakeview • Dowville

DIRECTORS

Todd Goolkasian • Term 2020-2023

Glenn Johnson  •  Term 2018-2021

TRACT PRESIDENTS

Mike Osburn
Rancheria

 

Lou Hall

Lower Deer Creek

 

Randy Phelps

Upper Deer Creek

 

Mike Thielen

Spring Creek

 

Doug Jensen

Bear Creek Ext

 

Christine Boogaert

Lower Bear Creek

 

Linda Bibb

Upper Line Creek

 

Becky Hayden

Lower Line Creek

 

Warren Williams

Lower Line Imp

 

Donna Nottingham

Home Creek

 

Dave Nixon

Idylwilde

 

Jim Wheary

Huckleberry

Jeff Paul

Dowville

The Huntington Lake Association encourages all members of the community to become a volunteer.​ You will be rewarded many times over!

 
 
 

CONTACT

CONTACT US

INFORMATION

Huntington Lake Association

PO Box 369

Clovis, CA 93613

 

Doug Bibb

hlacontact@gmail.com

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Video Credit:

Greg Burk

Aerial, Horseback Riding, Water Sports, Swimming 

Web Design:

Gail Perry Henricksen / Graphics 2 / 2020