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Hours: Any          Open: Daily          Cost: [$]          Group Size: [10-15]
Hours: [M-F 8am-5pm]
 Open: Daily
Cost: [$$$]
Group Size: [15-20]


Hume Lake is a beautiful mountain lake within Sequoia National Park. It's nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 5200 feet. Surrounded by towering Sequoia and Jeffrey Pines, the lake is a popular destination for those visiting either Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Park.

The Hume Lake Dam is the first concrete-reinforced multiple arch dam in the world. It allowed local logging companies to create a millpond, what we now call Hume Lake. It was originally used to store logs before they were milled and to supply water to the flume that sent lumber down the mountains and into the cities. Visit the dam for a look at an interesting piece of history.

There are single and multi-family campgrounds on the lake as well as seasonal boat rentals. Hiking and biking are popular activities at Hume Lake. Miles of trails, including an interpretive trail that follows the shoreline of the lake, extend into the surrounding area and offer spectacular views of the mountains and creeks of the Sierra Nevada. 
There are several facilities on the lake including a gas station, a small market, and a place to rent boats. Please note that these facilities as well as the campgrounds are only open during the summer season which runs roughly from May 22 to September 19. These dates are subject to change, so please check here to make sure the facilities you need will be available during your trip.
The most popular activities at the lake are swimming, fishing, and hiking/biking. With a bit of preparation, you can have a day full of fun at Hume Lake. When you're done playing at the lake, come and relax at Sequoia Resort and RV Park!


The high altitude of the lake keeps the water cool; you won't find a more refreshing place to take a dip on a hot summer day. The water is clean and clear.

If you plan on swimming, be sure to bring the following:

Swim suit
Beach towel
Sandals or flip flops
Drinking Water
Snacks (or money for the general store)

You might also bring noodles, water wings, or other toys for children to play with. There's plenty of room to run around on the grassy fields near the edge of the lake, too. Bringing a frisbee or football isn't a bad idea either!

What to Do
What to Bring


Fishing at Hume Lake is another popular activity. It can be done from the shore or from a boat, just remember that motorized boats are not allowed, but a row boat, canoe, or kayak is a great option. Trout, bass, and bluegill are all found in abundance in the lake.

For fishing, you'll need to bring,

Fishing pole
Bait or lures
Valid fishing license
Cooler with ice (if you want to keep any fish you catch)
Drinking Water

The many trails around Hume Lake make it an excellent destination for hiking and biking. There are shorter trails for casual hikes and longer ones more suited to biking or day trips. If you are planning on exploring the trails around Hume Lake, make sure you bring,

Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
Bug repellent
Hat and sunglasses
Plenty of drinking water

If you're planning on biking, bring a bike, of course, but also be sure you have a helmet, riding gloves, and a detailed map. It can be easy to get lost if you aren't sure where you're going. 



A Truly Special Gem in Sequoia National Forest

A truly special gem in Sequoia national Forest, only a short drive up from Sequoia National Park. Recommend you spend your day here, and either visit Sequoia in the morning or evening. Unless you plan to hike. The beach is perfect for basking in the sun and the water is very pleasant in the heat of the day!

-Patrick Dunlop, Google Reviews


Beautiful Place to Have a Picnic

Hume Lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic lunch or escape the heat of socal. You can sit in the sand or swim. There's a christian camp community here so the lake has tons of amenities including a gas station.

-Joselyn Perez, Google Reviews


From Sequoia Resort and RV Park, go North on CA-245
Turn Right onto CA-180 E
Continue to the lake on Hume Lake Road

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