Independence Lake


Independence Lake features 20 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 6957.0ft within the state of California.

Campers can expect temps to be reaching 8.38 today, with clear sky and wind gusts up to 2.37mph.

Campers will find numerous amenities here such as toilets, clean potable drinking water, along with a multitude of activities.

The surrounding area offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy and the simple pleasure of being outside.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Leviathan C Channel Underdrain Nr Markleeville Ca
USGS 103087885
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Upper Truckee R At S Upper Truckee Rd Nr Meyers Ca
USGS 10336580
4 cfs 5.1 ft
Edgewood Ck At Stateline
USGS 10336760
2 cfs 3.7 ft
Carson River At Deer Run Road Near Carson City
USGS 10311400
72 cfs 5.2 ft
Leviathan Mine Adit Drain Nr Markleeville Ca
USGS 10308784
0 cfs 10.0 ft
Pilot C Bl Mutton Canyon Nr Georgetown Ca
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
Pilot C Ab Stumpy Meadows Res Ca
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
Steamboat C At Steamboat
USGS 10349300
143 cfs 2.2 ft
Truckee R Bl Martis C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10339410
2,350 cfs 6.2 ft
Franktown C Nr Carson City
USGS 10348460
2 cfs 3.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
27" 20"
Marlette Lake
SNOTEL 615
12" 12"
bloods creek
SNOTEL BLCC1
1.7" 0.66"
Independence Creek
SNOTEL 540
3" 3"
Hagan'S Meadow
SNOTEL 508
5" 5"
Tahoe City Cross
SNOTEL 809
5" 5"
Blue Lakes
SNOTEL 356
1" 1"
alpine meadows-base
SNOTEL AMBC1
3.77" 3.15"
Heavenly Valley
SNOTEL 518
7" 5"
bull flat raws
SNOTEL BUFC1
0.5" 0"
Fallen Leaf
SNOTEL 473
1" 1"
Big Meadow
SNOTEL 340
12" 11"
Forestdale Creek
SNOTEL 1049
2" 2"
buffalo creek raws
SNOTEL BUFN2
0.4" 0.2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Upper Little Truckee 26 6,187 ft
Silver Creek-Truckee 27 6,041 ft
Donner Memorial State Park 54 5,951 ft
Prosser 29 5,805 ft
Goose Meadow 24 5,970 ft
Cold Creek 11 5,702 ft
Lower Little Truckee 15 6,141 ft
Independence Lake 20 6,957 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Alpine Meadows Ski Area -4" 31° 17.38"
Soda Springs -2" 33° 17.98"
Tahoe Donner -2" 33° 17.98"
Donner Ski Ranch -2" 33° 17.98"
Granlibakken Ski Resort -4" 31° 17.38"
Sugar Bowl Resort 0" 38° 27.78"
Boreal Mountain Resort -2" 33° 17.98"
Homewood Mountain Resort -4" 31° 17.38"
Northstar 0" 38° 27.78"
Squaw Valley 5" 31° 27.89"
River Run Streamflow Length Class