Visit Lake Kaweah in Lemon Cove, CA

Lemon Cove, CA is a census designated place located in Tulare County and nestled between Woodlake and Three Rivers.  Its original name was Lime Kiln, which was later changed to Lemon Cove when the family of James William Center Pogue successfully planted lemon trees in an area that was considered unfit for tropical plants. Here are some interesting places in Lemon Cove near Lake Kaweah that BBOnline recommends.

Lake Kaweah
34443 Sierra Drive
Lemon Cove, CA 93244-4270
(559) 597-2301
www.spk.usace.army.mil

Lake Kaweah in Lemon Cove, CA is a popular place for fishing on the southern Sierra Nevada foothills. The lake was a result of the construction in the Kaweah River of the Terminus Dam. You can rent a boat and fishing supplies at the marina in Lemon Hill. The most common species that can be found at the lake are catfish, rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass and crappie. A fishing license is required. You can also go swimming. However, swimming is not allowed at posted areas near boat ramps or near the dam's intake structure.

The Horse Creek Campground is three miles east of the Terminus Dam. It has 80 campsites and two restrooms that provide you with hot showers and flush toilets. There are tables and fire rings in the campsites. Take a day or two off from your Lemon Cove Inn and spend the night here. Saturday evenings from May to September would be a good time to come if you want to watch programs at the amphitheater.

There is a one-mile hiking trail located between Cobble Knoll and Slick Rock recreational areas. This trail takes you for a quiet, relaxing walk and allows birdwatchers to see a lot of birds, while nature lovers can find wildflowers along the way. You will find picnic sites at the Horse Creek Campground with tables, potable water and barbecue grills. The Kaweah Recreation Area is another great place to have a picnic, with tables and a barbecue area. Families from Lemon Cove and visitors frequent these picnic places.

Sequoia National Park
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 565-3341
www.nps.gov/seki

Sequoia National Park, located in the southern Sierra Nevadas, has magnificent mountains and deep canyons. You'll also find rugged foothills, huge caverns and the world's biggest trees, the sequoia. You can arrange to go on the Crystal Cave tours, or go hiking or skiing depending on the time of your visit. After a day of the park, you can find comfort at your Lemon Cove Bed and Breakfast.

Three Rivers Historical Society Museum
42268 Sierra Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-2707
www.3rmuseum.org

The Three Rivers Historical Society Museum has displays that depict the history of the Sierra Nevada region. Just watch for the large statue of Paul Bunyan along the highway. You can visit the museum every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 1 to September 30 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from October 1 to March 31. It's closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.