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Scotts Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Scotts Lake, California 96150, USA

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About Scotts Lake

Scotts Lake is a reservoir in Alpine County and has an elevation of 2,445 metres. This lake is 26 acres in size.There are no signs of fish life and abundant insect life in, and around, the water. The hike is very pleasant with abundant views of Big Meadow and gradual climbs through Aspen groves.

Attractions Near Scotts Lake

Hope Valley
Hope Valley3.03km from Scotts Lake

A broad mountain valley in Alpine County, California, located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada to the northeast of Carson Pass and south of Lake Tahoe. The valley served as a major thoroughfare for the passage of settlers and emigrants to and from California during the Gold Rush era. Sitting at an elevation of just above 7,000 feet and framed by peaks reaching over 10,000 feet high, Hope Valley is known for its wide vistas, fly fishing, fall colors, and winter activities.

Round Lake
Round Lake3.83km from Scotts Lake

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Alpine county and is famous for camping, fishing, swimming and so more. The close proximity of a dozen other lakes and an easy approach hike make Round Lake an attractive destination for a relaxed fishing day trip.

Hope Valley Outdoors
Hope Valley Outdoors4.33km from Scotts Lake

Hope Valley Outdoors offers cross-country and telemark skis and snowshoe rentals along 60 miles of trails in the heart of Alpine County. It is a great place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Although snow takes some time to build up in the area, you would be hard-pressed to locate a better area in the mountain with a similarly long extension of flat terrain and elevation that receives snow.

Red Lake Peak
Red Lake Peak5.79km from Scotts Lake

Red Lake Peak is believed to be the vantage point from which John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss made the first recorded sighting of Lake Tahoe by Europeans. The peak lies just north of the pass and generally northwest of the small lake east of the pass for which the peak is named. Lake Tahoe is visible to the north from the peak.

Red Lake
Red Lake7.22km from Scotts Lake

Red Lake is a reservoir in Alpine County and has an elevation of 2,397 metres. It is situated northeast of Carson Pass, and east of Snowshoe Thompson Historical Monument. The vegetation surrounding Red Lake is characteristic of red-fir and lodgepole-fir forest. It is a classic alpine meadow stream complete with undercut banks and spooky wild trout. You'll need to approach with stealth and maintain a low profile to be successful here.

Meiss Meadow
Meiss Meadow7.64km from Scotts Lake

Meiss Meadow is located on the north side of Highway 88 near Carson Pass. Recommended Activities: Cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow play. The Meiss Meadow Sno-Park is located in an area that offers year-round recreational opportunities. Outdoor activities including camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, wildflower viewing in the spring, and fall color viewing in the fall are abundant at Carson Pass.

Where is Scotts Lake

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Alpine County
Alpine County
52 attractions

This is the least populous county in California state. There are no incorporated cities in the county.