Life at Balch Camp:Balch Camp is approximately 70 miles east of Fresno. It has a yeararound population of about 12 families, 45 people total. The powerhouse is onthe North Fork of the Kings River, two miles upstream from camp. The campconsisted of company owned housing, dormitories and cookhouse for single menand traveling maintenance crews, a clubhouse, swimming hole on Dinkey Creekand a one-room schoolhouse. An icehouse and a few shop buildings made upthe balance.