With four campground loops, Letts Lake may at first sound gargantuan. But as it turns out, with only 42 sites total, Letts Lake is rather small. And quiet. It is hard to say why, but even when the campground is more than half full, Letts Lake is very peaceful. During the night, frogs croak around the lake, and the wind whispers softly through the pines, and during the day, since motorized vehicles are not permitted on the lake, sounds of the soft splashes of paddles and the whirr of fishing reels barely interrupts the peaceful scene. In summer, when heat bakes the Central Valley, campers flock to the mountains for some thermal relief, and Letts Lake fills quickly. In early spring and in autumn when the kids go back to school, the place is pretty serene. The main campground loop, closest to the entrance and right on the lake, has 18 sites and is open all year. Yes, it does snow here, so you have to make your way to the campground via unplowed roads, but the campground is open in winter.
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