I spent many hours out there when I was working for Universal studios and 20th Century fox. I worked during the summers as a driver while I was going to college. My older brother was the head of the transportation department and later on became a movie producer for such movies as
Schindler List, Jurassic Park, Rainman and others. The movie Sandpebbles was shot near the lake. Indeed, I remember the area.
Thanks. I also go there many times a year. It's very close to the city and still so serene and beautiful. Cheers.