Under Lake Arrowhead – California’s Gold (2011)

Lake Arrowhead is one of Southern California’s beautiful areas. This private lake is perfect for fishing, water skiing and just enjoying. The people that own the lake cherish it as a recreational heaven.

Originally built as a reservoir to feed the citrus groves of San Bernardino through a series of flumes and tunnels this engineering marvel fell apart. For legal reasons, the project never worked and the reservoir became a recreational area. What most people don’t know is that there is a whole world under the lake.

Huell takes a hundred-foot ride down in an elevator that was built in the late 1800s to explore this underwater marvel. Believe it or not there is a 3000 foot tunnel that runs under the lake and lots of wonderful old equipment, including pumps, engines and valves originally built for irrigation purposes that is hidden away. It’s a world that few people have ever seen and a wonderful bit of California’s Gold.

Contact: Lake Arrowhead Association 909-337-2595.