Wrights Lake

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Wrights Lake
Wrights Lake.jpg
Location El Dorado County, California, United States
Coordinates 38°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 countries United States
Average depth 5 ft (1.5 m)
Max. depth 8 ft (2.4 m)
Residence time 90+ years
Surface elevation over 6,900 ft (2,100 m)
Islands None

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.


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