Originally Posted by RUB11CON
Look into lake Isabella, its about 3 hours from LA but has everything you wanted plus more. Were going in the summer.
I was there last year and it was beautiful, but the lake was pretty dry. There were trees sticking out from the middle of the lake. I guess it's from the drought. Hopefully it's better this year. We left in the evening and the spot we wanted to go to was really busy so we went out looking for something else. Found this open plane that was a little rough, it was pitch black so we made camp. Woke up the next morning to these views: