Saddlebag Lake

Saddlebag Lake, California
Saddlebag Lake, California

At 10,087 feet, Saddlebag Lake is the highest car-accessible lake in California. This high-country, alpine lake will make you feel as you are on top of the world. Even the journey to the lake is an experience in itself as you drive along bumpy, unpaved, and narrow Saddlebag Lake Road.

Located within walking distance of the lake is Saddlebag Campground with 19 sites and one group site.



Saddlebag Lake is located in the Tioga Pass between Lee Vining and Yosemite National Park.

From Highway 395 in Lee Vining, turn west on State Route 120 (Tioga Pass). Continue on State Route 120 (Tioga Pass) for 9.9 miles to reach Saddlebag Lake Road. Turn right on Saddlebag Lake Road. Continue on Saddlebag Lake Road for 2.4 miles to reach the lake. (PR)

GPS Coordinates: 37.967992,-119.271765


Nearby Fishing

Saddlebag Lake - 0 miles away
Ellery Lake - 2.92 miles away
Tioga Lake - 3.12 miles away
Lundy Lake - 4.79 miles away
Virginia Lakes - 5.47 miles away
Virginia Creek - 5.85 miles away
Lee Vining Creek - 7.11 miles away
Mill Creek - 7.53 miles away

Nearby Campgrounds

Saddlebag Campground - 0.26 miles away
Sawmill Walk-in Campground - 0.72 miles away
Junction Campground - 2.33 miles away
Ellery Camp Campground - 2.54 miles away
Tioga Lake Campground - 2.95 miles away
Big Bend Campground - 4.15 miles away
Aspen Campground - 5.06 miles away
Lundy Canyon Campground - 5.81 miles away
Moraine Campground - 6.64 miles away
Lower Lee Vining Campground - 7 miles away