Wrights Lake

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Wrights Lake
Wrights Lake.jpg
LocationEl Dorado County, California, United States
Coordinates38°51′N 120°14′W / 38.850°N 120.233°W / 38.850; -120.233Coordinates: 38°51′N 120°14′W / 38.850°N 120.233°W / 38.850; -120.233[1]
Basin countriesUnited States
Average depth5 ft (1.5 m)
Max. depth8 ft (2.4 m)
Residence time90+ years
Surface elevationover 6,900 ft (2,100 m)

Wrights Lake is in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, west of Lake Tahoe on the western border of the Desolation Wilderness. It can be reached via Wrights Road off U.S. Route 50 and the Ice House Road. It provides hiking access to the western portions of the Desolation Wilderness via the Twin Lakes trailhead. Wrights Road is not plowed and is inaccessible during the winter.


  1. ^ "Wrights Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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