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Lake Alpine, Bear Valley

#251 of 403 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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  • Alpine lake sits in a granite bowl with fir forest surrounding it about a half mile by 1&1/2 miles it sits at 7000 ft, there is a forest service camp ground reservations in summer. Flush toilets. Hiwa...  more »
  • The Lodge Restaurant is pricey for what it is...but its good and sitting out on the patio is lovely on a nice day. Note: Prices on the menu include the cash discount. They accept credit cards, but you...  more »
  • Just 30 minutes up the highway from Arnold/Big Trees. Enjoy cocktails or lunch at the lodge or take a picnic for a water's edge experience. Many services available make it possible to be on the water ...  more »

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