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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

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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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  • Lake Alpine is a small lake tucked into the granite shore. There are picnic areas and beaches to hang out at with the family. We did not have a lot of time, so just walked on the granite rocks for a w...  more »
  • Located on Highway 4, a short distance west of Bear Valley, Lake Alpine is a wonderful summer family destination. A good size lake / reservoir located right along Highway 4 is perfect for swimming, ka...  more »
  • This was a very cute little lake that we came upon, and quite glad we did. We were riding motorcycles and didn't pack our swimsuits but wish we had. Just a few families around splashing and lounging o...  more »