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Mosquitos. Bears. Obnoxious campers. This after the road from hell. Never again! Like others said... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Do D
High Sierra Wonderland

I had a good laugh reading some of the reviews about their Florence Lake experience. Yes, the road... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Fresno, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mosquitos. Bears. Obnoxious campers. This after the road from hell. Never again! Like others said, just go to Shaver and save your time!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

I had a good laugh reading some of the reviews about their Florence Lake experience. Yes, the road is not going to win any awards for its pristine condition. Its bumpy, full of pot holes, one lane wide, and teeters over 1,000 feet drop offs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JayJ1195
Reviewed 19 July 2018

It is a long, slow drive to get here but totally worth it once you arrive. Hardly saw any other people on our backpacking trip. The lake was beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. What a hidden gem!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank argassaway
Reviewed 24 April 2018

If you are an experienced backpacker and nature enthusiast then this is the place for you.... backpacking to Evolution Basin/Goddard Canyon will offer a beautiful retreat from the clutter of life. Stunningly beautiful trails and solitude. The ferry will cut off about 5 miles. If...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Sakhaiva
Reviewed 7 July 2016

First of all, to those who say "it sucks" and whine about the "pothole ridden road"...please stay away from nature, don't even look at it. stay in your condo with your modern conveniences or man-made lakes with man-made crap and just stay away. This planet...More

Date of experience: July 2016
17  Thank Kimberley L
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The other reviewers are right. There are bears, snakes, mosquitos, thunderstorms, floods, and droughts. Our first night there, years ago, 2 other campers told us there hasn't been a bear problem there in 25 years. We have a cooler with teeth marks to prove them...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Short drive from Fresno, no crowds clean cool air and the fishing is great, be aware it is a windy 1 lane paved road, not too bad but you will be rewarded once there.

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank brinannie
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This place is awful. The store is full of unfriendly workers, the lake is windy and fishing sucks, the mosquitoes thrive up here and rattlesnakes are everywhere. Let me add that the lake has very little water making a long haul from your boat to...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Agree with other reviewers....very long, tedious, curvy narrow road to get there, minimal supplies at store (seasonal), mosquitos, rattlesnakes, and bears. Lots of bears. Lots of open granite. If you camp there, be sure to put all your supplies in the bear box. Not a...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Lee N
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The ferry, actually an open boat, to the opposite side of Florence Lake is breathtaking. After dropping you off, you're on your own, hiking through a relatively flat trail that leads, eventually, to higher altitudes and the JMT. Love what's on the other side of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank sgoetz53
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21 June 2015|
Response from 123Ryan123 | Reviewed this property |
At the Muir Trail Ranch which is 5 miles past the lake, yes all three, however not sure on details. They run off of a generator so electricity is limited out there. At the campground, no electricity. Sewer at campground... More