Lake Spaulding rests at an elevation of 5,014 feet in a glacier carved bowl of granite. The lake has a surface area of 698 acres surrounded by giant rocks and a thick pine forest. The lake was originally built for hydraulic mining in 1912, but today campers and boaters enjoy this beautiful lake. All types of boating is allowed on the lake, and fishing from the boat and the shore can be very rewarding. This is a fine lake for a family outing with a spectacular setting of granite boulders reaching into the clear blue waters.