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Virginia Lakes Resort
HC 62 BOX 1065

Virginia Lakes Resort

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the elevation?
Elevation is 9770 feet.

Are there any fish in the lake?
Yes there are trout in the lake, it is too cold for bass.

What kind of trout are here?
The lake has rainbow, eastern brook, and brown trout.

How often do they stock?
The three lakes you can drive to are stocked weekly.

Where do they stock?
They stock all three lakes where they have vehicle access.

How many lakes are there?
There are ten lakes in the canyon, and the farthest is 1 ½ miles from the trailhead.

What are the fish biting on?
Trout are fickle, and it has a lot to do with weather conditions, but most people use either power bait, power worms, night crawlers or baby crawlers, salmon eggs, marshmallows, lures and flies.

Where is the trailhead?
The trailhead is located near the brick outhouse in the parking lot at Big Virginia Lake.

Where does the trail end?
The trail doesn’t end, it provides several options for day or overnight hiking. Green Lakes loop, from Virginia Lakes trailhead to Green Creek Campground, Barney Lake loop, from Virginia Lakes to Mono Village, and Virginia Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows via Glen Aulen. Loop Hikes require 2 cars. Overnight permits required from Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest 760 932-7070.

Where is the pay phone?
The pay phone was removed May 2010, the nearest phone is in Bridgeport or Lee Vining.

When do you open?
Our season is from May 20 to Columbus Day, weather permitting.

Are your showers just for your cabins?
All cabins have their own shower, but showers are available to the public which are located next to the Lodge.

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