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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

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#263 of 610 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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  • 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 »
  • We spent the night in a cabin across from the Lake, after the majority of the area was evacuated. We woke up the following morning to peace and quiet. There were no birds, probably due to the fire... 
    We spent the night in a cabin across from the Lake, after the majority of the area was evacuated. We woke up the following morning to peace and quiet. There were no birds, probably due to the fire...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Lots of snow here now
  • Again what else is needed to say beautiful amazing California lake unfortunately as many places they are getting a little bit too crowded these days

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