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Welcome to Lake Forest ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Lake Forest, you might consider that their post office opened in 1947.
A typical abbreviation for Lake Forest: Lk. Forest
Lake Forest is 6,250 feet [1,905 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Lake Forest is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Lake Forest lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Lake Forest lies within the (530) area code.
Communities Also Named Lake Forest ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Lake Forest: This one is located in Placer County and the other is located in Orange County.
Beyond California, there are 27 communities that are also named Lake Forest - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida (3), Georgia (4), Illinois, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake Forest.
Communities near Lake Forest ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake Forest.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Forest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Forest.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Forest. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lake Forest.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Forest. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Forest.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Forest ...
Looking for more information about Lake Forest? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lake Forest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Forest.
Adding Lake Forest to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lake Forest in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lake Forest was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>
For more details, see References and Mentions for Lake Forest.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Forest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024