Lake #3 lies a couple of miles inside the Desolation Wilderness Boundary. Upon arrival, you find yourself along a lake which is beautifully cradled against the Crystal mountain range. On a clear day, you can see well into the Sacramento Valley and beyond. Clear days in the valley are few and far between in the summer though. Absolutely beautiful destination for a hike. Says Timothy Freeman
Lake Number Three is a beautiful lake in the Northern Sierra Nevada.
Having a good time in the Northern Sierra Nevada is trouble-free. For all you boaters, Homewood Marina is a nice marina in the vicinity, and if you've had enough of Lake Number Three, Grouse Lake is nearby.