Been there many times. Hard to find a better mountain lake. Says Tony
While you're here at Rucker Lake, you could also pop by pretty Carr Lake; dry warm beds await you at Deer Creek Inn. But wait, there's more to do near Rucker Lake. Clyde Mountain is easy to spot from Rucker Lake, and Malakoff Diggins State Park is a magnificent place to go. Lots of people from Emigrant Gap come to Rucker Lake; going for a hike on the Eagle Bird Trail is always a nice adventure.
A good hiking trail with an elevation difference of 1,371 feet, and 1.6 miles long, is to be found in close proximity. This beautiful hiking trail is the Eagle Bird Trail.