Starkweather Lake

  • The smaller of the two spring-fed lakes in the Reds Meadow Valley, Starkweather sits in a granite catch basin and features sandy beaches popular with picnickers and anglers. Its name comes from that of colorful Mammoth mining pioneer JW Starkweather. At stop #2 on the Reds Meadow shuttle route, across the road from the base of the Starkweather Trail, the lake's easy access makes it especially popular with float-tube fishermen. The fishing is said to be more productive here than at Sotcher Lake.

  • The smaller of the two spring-fed lakes in the Reds Meadow Valley, Starkweather sits in a granite catch basin and features sandy beaches popular with picnickers and anglers. Its name comes from that of colorful Mammoth mining pioneer JW Starkweather. At stop #2 on the Reds Meadow shuttle route, across the road from the base of the Starkweather Trail, the lake's easy access makes it especially popular with float-tube fishermen. The fishing is said to be more productive here than at Sotcher Lake.

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