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Lake Forest, California
(Placer County)

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Welcome to Lake Forest ...

Lake Forest is located in Placer County<1>.

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 is within the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Lake Forest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Carson City [Carson City]
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    • Carson City [Carson City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Lake Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,034 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carson City<4>
  • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County]
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    • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Lake Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lake Tahoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Lake Tahoe<4>
  • Truckee [Nevada County]
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    • Truckee [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Lake Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,982 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truckee<4>
  • Tahoe Vista [Placer County]
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    • Brockway [Placer County]
    • Kings Beach [Placer County]
    • Tahoe Pines [Placer County]
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      • Tahoe Pines [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Lake Forest
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    • Crystal Bay [Washoe County]
    • Homewood [Placer County]
    • Tahoma Meadows [Placer County]
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      • Tahoma Meadows [Placer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Lake Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoma Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahoma Meadows

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.

Mentions & References for Lake Forest

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Placer County

About California

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Forest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Forest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Forest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake ForestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1901, Longitude: -120.1098    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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