Virginia Lakes

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Big Virginia Lake, Virginia Lakes
Upper Virginia Lakes from near the Sierra Crest

Virginia Lakes refers to a cluster of lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada in Mono County, California.[1] Virginia Lakes is located a few miles off U.S. Highway 395; the road to the lakes turns off U.S. 395 at Conway Summit, roughly halfway between Bridgeport, California, to the north and Lee Vining, California, to the south, in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


Located in the Virginia Lakes area are a resort,[2] pack station,[3] and small community. Virginia Lakes is popular with anglers, hikers, and campers. A trail beginning at Virginia Lakes serves as a gateway to the Sierra backcountry and Yosemite National Park.[4]


The bodies of water that comprise Virginia Lakes include Trumbull Lake, Red Lake, Blue Lake, Big Virginia Lake, Little Virginia Lake, Cooney Lake, Moat Lake, and the Frog Lakes. These are all connected by the perennial Virginia Creek (not navigable).

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Coordinates: 38°02′53″N 119°15′55″W / 38.04806°N 119.26528°W / 38.04806; -119.26528