Lake of the Woods (California)

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Lake of the Woods
Location Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado County, California, US
Coordinates 38°51′00″N 120°07′10″W / 38.8500°N 120.1194°W / 38.8500; -120.1194Coordinates: 38°51′00″N 120°07′10″W / 38.8500°N 120.1194°W / 38.8500; -120.1194
Lake type Glacial lake
Primary outflows Terminal (evaporation)
Basin countries United States
Max. length .9 km (0.56 mi)
Max. width .6 km (0.37 mi)
Surface elevation 2,453 m (8,048 ft)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake of the Woods (California)

The Lake of the Woods is a backcountry glacial lake in the Desolation Wilderness of the El Dorado National Forest, southwest of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California. It lies just southeast of Lake Aloha.

The lake is accessible by hiking west out of the Glen Alpine Springs Trailhead, Echo Lake (California) Trailhead or north out of the Twin Bridges Trailhead. The lake is known to contain Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout.

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