Huntington Lake, California

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Coordinates: 37°13′54″N 119°14′09″W / 37.23167°N 119.23583°W / 37.23167; -119.23583

Huntington Lake
Unincorporated community
Huntington Lake is located in California
Huntington Lake
Huntington Lake
Huntington Lake is located in the US
Huntington Lake
Huntington Lake
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°13′54″N 119°14′09″W / 37.23167°N 119.23583°W / 37.23167; -119.23583
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 7,027 ft (2,142 m)

Huntington Lake (formerly, Basin)[2] is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the west end of Huntington Lake 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Big Creek,[2] at an elevation of 7027 feet (2142 m).[1]

The Basin post office opened in 1913, the name was changed to Huntington Lake in 1916.[2]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Huntington Lake has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Kaiser Peak overlooks Huntington Lake in California. This photo is looking southwest from the peak. The peak has an elevation of 9,865 feet. The lake elevation when full is 6,949 feet.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Huntington Lake, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1049. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Huntington Lake, California