Pine Mountain Lake is a 200 acre lake located in the Sierra Nevada about a half hour from Yosemite. The lake has six miles of shoreline and is about a hundred feet deep in the deepest area. This unique lake provides many forms of recreation to the area. The lake is stocked with trout twice a year and also supports a population of bass and bluegill.
The lake was developed in 1969 By Boise Cascade. The lake is fed by Big Creek as well as runoff during the winter months. In 2011 a major effort to dredge the lake and restore original shorelines was undertaken by Pine Mountain Lake Association.