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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

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#261 of 615 in Nature in California
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Lake Alpine is a reservoir in Alpine County, California, formed by Alpine Dam on Silver Creek. It is located east of Bear Valley in the Sierra Nevada range. It sits at 7,303 feet (2,227 m) above mean sea level and is a popular spot for outdoor activities, such as boating and hiking in the summer, and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter, although it may be inaccessible at times due to snow.

California State Route 4 passes to the north of Lake Alpine between Bear Valley and the Pacific Grade Summit.
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  • We took a day trip to this lake while camping at nearby Calaveras Big Trees. This is a beautiful, quiet lake with very clear water. There is a 5 dollar fee to park in the main parking lot. Great... 
    We took a day trip to this lake while camping at nearby Calaveras Big Trees. This is a beautiful, quiet lake with very clear water. There is a 5 dollar fee to park in the main parking lot. Great...  more »
  • Drove 1 hr from Angels Camp to escape the heat and have a picnic. Beautiful lake, forest picnic tables, lots of shade, easy access, 20degrees cooler than Angels Camp.Kayak, paddle boards and... 
    Drove 1 hr from Angels Camp to escape the heat and have a picnic. Beautiful lake, forest picnic tables, lots of shade, easy access, 20degrees cooler than Angels Camp.Kayak, paddle boards and...  more »
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  • One of our favorite things to do and places to go to get away!! The last time was busier than ever though unfortunately, so we may need to look elsewhere 'sigh'.... If you come here though, bring a boatload of mosquito repellent!!!! There's always a gazillion mosquitoes everywhere all day and night!!! The dogs 🐕 favorite part is camping and sleeping with his own sleeping bags lol
  • A nice lake to relax at. There is a paved trail along one side of the lake and multiple campgrounds along the lake. You can go swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, ing fishing. There are multiple spots along the lake to park and enter the lake or simply relax along the shoreline.

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