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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

#251 of 396 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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  • You can do a lot of activities in this place: kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, and so on.  more »
  • We were drawn to the area to visit the Big Trees but kept returning to this beautiful lake. We swam, kayaked, fished and rented stand up paddle boards.  more »
  • Lake alpine is such a beautiful lake and I can't wait to go back! When I went there was still a little snow on the ground but not to bad. The lake was a little cold but it felt good and I got use to i...  more »

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