#0662 Old Emigrant Road


#0662 Old Emigrant Road

Site information:

State Hwy 88 (P.M. 63.1) at Mud Lake Rd


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Old Emigrant Road

At this place the highway crosses the site of the Old Emigrant Road which here began a long loop around the Silver Lake basin, taking it to an elevation of 9,640 feet at one place. This difficult portion of the road was used by thousands of vehicles from 1848 to 1863, when it was superseded by a route approximating the present highway.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Silver Lake Campers Association.  July 11, 1959
Registered 11/5/1958