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Wheeler Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Wheeler Lake, California 95223, USA

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About Wheeler Lake

Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake. it stretches 60 miles from Wheeler Dam to Guntersville Dam. Wheeler Lake is a major recreation and tourist center, attracting about four million visits a year. Along with camping, boating, and fishing, visitors enjoy the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge several miles upstream from the dam.


Attractions Near Wheeler Lake

Duck Lake
Duck Lake4.87km from Wheeler Lake

Duck Lake lies in a glacial cirque, surrounded on three sides by peaks with its outlet on the far side. As a result, camping around Duck Lake is limited. Reflections across the expanse of Duck Lake are mesmerizing when they happen. You can continue backpacking from here by heading towards Purple Lake and Lake Virginia, or you can day hike around the area or simply enjoy being lakeside in the wilderness for awhile.

Lake Alpine
Lake Alpine4.89km from Wheeler Lake

Lake Alpine is a popular recreation area along Highway 4 in the Stanislaus National Forest. With 180 surface acres of glistening mountain water, Lake Alpine attracts anglers and boaters, campers and hikers, swimmers and sight seers. At an elevation of 7,350 feet, summer temperatures are mild.

Lake Alpine SNO-PARK
Lake Alpine SNO-PARK5.17km from Wheeler Lake

The Lake Alpine Sno-Park is located at the winter closure gate on Highway 4 in Alpine County, within the Stanislaus National Forest near Ebbetts Pass and the Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort. It is a great place to go for family friendly snow play. Great for cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snow play, and snowmobiling.

Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest5.65km from Wheeler Lake

Stanislaus National Forest is a U.S. National Forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Stanislaus National Forest contains 1,4303.3 square miles of land within the Sierra Nevada Range. Most of the forest is within Tuolumne County, though it extends into parts of Alpine, Calaveras, Mono, and Mariposa counties. Two ski resorts, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley, operate here under a special use permit.

Mosquito Lake
Mosquito Lake5.97km from Wheeler Lake

The Mosquito Lakes are popular roadside waters located on Highway 4 between Arnold and Markleeville. The Mosquito Lakes have a campground across the highway that can be busy during the peak summer holidays. visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing.

Skyline Bear Valley Resort
Skyline Bear Valley Resort6.19km from Wheeler Lake

Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. The alpine ski area and a portion of the real estate in the village of Bear Valley was owned by an investment partnership led by a Canadian company. Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and backcountry adventures.

Where is Wheeler Lake

Discover More Attractions in Alpine County, Where Wheeler Lake Is Located

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

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