About Shaver Lake
Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains about 60 miles east of Fresno, California, Shaver Lake lies at an elevation of 5,370 feet. The lake was formed on Stevenson Creek with the construction of Shaver Dam built by Southern California Edison and completed in 1927. Shaver Lake contains about 2,100 surface acres of water and is surrounded by 15 miles of granite covered shoreline.
People come to visit for the hiking, fishing, boating, and water recreation the lake offers. Full service marinas and launch facilities are available. The lake contains a good population of Kokanee, a fresh water Salmon, and Rainbow Trout. The lake also has Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, Blue Gill, Brook Trout, Carp and Crawdads.
The current town of Shaver Lake evolved from a lumber mill community to its present mix of eclectic businesses serving the local and tourist population. The town is home to about 1000 permanent residents, but during the summer season that population increases to around 5000 people.