Munz Lakes

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Munz Lakes
LocationSierra Pelona Mountains,
Angeles National Forest,
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates34°40′22″N 118°25′56″W / 34.672763°N 118.432304°W / 34.672763; -118.432304Coordinates: 34°40′22″N 118°25′56″W / 34.672763°N 118.432304°W / 34.672763; -118.432304
TypeSag pond
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation984 m (3,228 ft)
ReferencesU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Munz Lakes

Munz Lakes is a small lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault in the northern Sierra Pelona Mountains, within Los Angeles County, California. [1]


The lake is one of a series of sag ponds created by active tectonic plate movement of the San Andreas Fault in the area, which also include Elizabeth Lake and Hughes Lake, they are part of the northern upper Santa Clara River watershed. [2]

The lake, at 984 m (3,228 ft) in elevation, is protected within the Angeles National Forest.


Munz Lakes receives its name from rancher John Munz, who arrived in the area in 1898. [3]

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  1. ^ Forest Service (May 2004). "Draft Land Management Plan: Part 2-Angeles National Forest Strategy" (.PDF). R5-MB-041. U.S. Department of Agriculture: 47. Retrieved 2009-03-22. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ State Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles (LARWQCB): Documents for the Santa Clara River Lakes (Elizabeth Lake, Munz Lake, Lake Hughes) Nutrient TMDLhomepage + links.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Jerry (1976–1994). "Chapter 30. The North Forty, History of the Santa Clarita Valley". The Signal. Retrieved 2009-03-22.

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