The man Cooney lake was named for was P. J. Cooney. Can any one furnish his first and middle name? He is said to have been a prospector and that he died in the Los Angeles, Ca. area in about 1943. See book ''I caught a fisherman by J. Anita Foster Says James Lafayette Holloway
In case you have a boat, Bridgeport Reservoir RV Park and Marina is an outstanding marina. You'll need more than a day to look at everything Cooney Lake has to offer, you can camp
at Upper Virginia Creek. Here at Cooney Lake you can see Dunderberg Peak. If you want a good time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Central Sierra Nevada.