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Shaver Lake was formed by damming Stevenson Creek and is named after C. B. Shaver, a pioneer lumberman who logged the area at the beginning of the 20th century. Shaver was the first to build a rock-filled dam in the area that formed a millpond to help his logging operations. Today, the lake is a mecca for water sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and fishing. A public boat launch is available at the north end of the lake. Kayak and canoe enthusiasts can find secluded coves and quiet water away from power boats. There are many options for camping and cabin rentals. Southern California Edison Company constructed Camp Edison for public use along the western shore of the lake with 252 camping sites and picnic facilities. There is also an information center located here. Bird-watching abounds, with sightings of nesting warblers, woodpeckers, flycatchers and mountain quail.
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