Soak in the beautiful scenery of this lake while relaxing on the beach or hiking around the perimeter. Bring your family and spend the night in one of its many campgrounds and, in the crisp morning air, take the canoe out for a relaxing ride. With two day-use areas, the reservoir is also the perfect place to sit down and have a picnic or just spend the afternoon swimming.

  • Address Mosquito Ridge Road 96, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Phone 530-367-2224
  • Website French Meadows Reservoir
  • Best Feature Open to all boats
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Elevation: 5,200 Feet

From Foresthill:   Drive 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Road (Forest Road 96).


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