Dive Site Description
Always ask for permission to use the dock at the Resort. Pack your gear down onto the dock or the area just above and move your vehicle back up onto the road....the parking area is signed.
The area along out to the Fishing Boundary is closed for fishing and loaded with fish. Keep to the left and follow the shoreline. Depths average 40/50 feet and the area is what remains of a forest that a landslide deposited into the lake many years ago. Further out you will find a bolder field and deeper water to 80 feet.
Use caution when diving amonst the standing and fallen forest.
If you head out along the right side of the lake you will find an area where the force of the water was pushed across the lake stripping away the bottom and leaving limestone formations and odd plies of rocks.
If you are comfortable with navigation you can cross the lake underwater to the forested side and then return to the dock.
This lake is active with boaters.....DO NOT DIVE WITHOUT A DIVE FLAG.....
This is private propery, so please clean up after your dives and respect the area.
The creek running out of the lake to Little Johnson Lake is a hatchery.
Johnson Lake Resort has cabins and campsites and host Jim & Barb are great and accomodating to divers. Check out their website and book a weekend or couple of days at this very unique dive site and resort.