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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

#273 of 628 in Nature in California
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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  • This is a beautiful place to sit, have a picnic and watch the world go by. Loads of places to sit, very clean, free parking and absolutely magical views!  more »
  • Had a fun time at the lake fishing and enjoying the beautiful view. After a long day at the lake there was a wonderful restaurant right across the street.  more »
  • Awesome place to visit during the winter! A lot of snow and great scenery. Just remember to bring snowshoes or backcountry skis.
  • Currently low in water but still great place to hike and take your dogs for a nice walk. Snow is comming get your sleds ready :)

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