Fresno County
Central California

Getting to Florence Lake



Directions to Florence Lake


From Fresno go east on Highway 168. From Madera and locations north, cross on Highway 145, then go past Millerton Lake and up to intersect Highway 168 in Prather. Fill up on gas along the way in Prather or Shaver Lake. Continue on Highway 168 past Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. There Highway 168 ends.

Turn right onto Kaiser Pass Road. Large RVs and trailers are not recommended on this road. Be prepared for narrow sections where you may have to pull over into a turnout to let oncoming traffic pass. Follow the road 7 miles to the top of Kaiser Pass and then on down the other side another 10 miles to an intersection. To the left the road leads to Lake Edison. Stay to the right. 6 more miles will deliver you to Florence Lake.

If you plan to stay very long, use the large upper parking lot, rather than the temporary parking spaces by the store.

Mileage and Driving Times to Florence Lake
Miles Hours Mins.
Bakersfield 204 4 32
Fresno 94 2 45
Huntington Lake 23 1 00
Los Angeles 313 6 15
Prather 61 1 55
Sacramento 263 5 30
Shaver Lake 44 1 25

map of the Florence Lake area

More Driving Information for the Kaiser Pass Road


For a more detailed map of the route from Huntington Lake to Florence Lake, see
Map of the Lake Edison and Florence Lake Area.

The road closes for the winter at the first major snowfall, usually in late October or early November. It reopens in May on most years, but heavy snow can delay the opening.