Vaca Lake


AddressNatural lake atop northwest-central North Table Mountain
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
Elevation6500
Source"North Table Mountain: Its History and Natural Features" by Paul D. Kilburn & Sally L. White; Willits Farm Map, 1899.
Initialdate1998-10-21 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1998-10-21 00:00:00-06
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HistorySince the gold rush days, persons have used North Table Mountain for grazing purposes, for herds ranging from sheep to cattle. This may explain this name, which is Spanish for "cow." Vaca Lake is a natural spring-fed lake surrounded by high ground on the north, south and east sides. Its presence helped afford native tribes the ability to camp on the mountain indefinitely.
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