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25 Lake/ River/ Ponds to Explore in Alpine County

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Alpine County

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

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Lake/ River/ Ponds to Explore in Alpine County

Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a lake in Alpine County and has an elevation of 7,267 feet. The lake is formed by snow melt, so the water is very cold until well into the summer. It’s regularly planted with trout – making for some great fishing here on 180 surface acres with an average depth of about 40 feet. Hikers enjoy the four-mile trail around the lake.

Bull Run Lake

Bull Run Lake is a reservoir, an impoundment of the Bull Run River in the U.S. it rates highly as an oligotrophic lake, a very clean source of water. The lake basin receives more than 110 inches of rain annually due to its location in the Cascade Range. Water from the reservoir first flowed into the Portland water system on January 2, 1895. President Theodore Roosevelt restricted entry to all but government agents and water company employees and banned stock grazing on April 28, 1904.

Burnside Lake

Burnside Lake is a lake in Alpine County and has an elevation of 8143 feet. it is situated southwest of Hawkins Peak. it is one of the beautiful recreational post here and is also famous for fishing and other activities.

Caples Lake

Caples Lake is located 59 miles east of Jackson at an elevation of 7,800 feet. The 600 acre lake has 6 miles of shoreline. The lake has been used by many different groups of people including Native Americans, 49ers, and resort owners so it is known by a few different names. It offers a variety of different recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing within close proximity.

Duck 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.

Fourth of July Lake

Fourth of July Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 109. This lake is in top form and is one of the areas top producing winter-only lakes for trout fishing. It is a popular destination for fly anglers.

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes are located at the end of Highland Road, about 6 miles south of Highway 4. It is set in a spectacular high alpine valley, close to the top of the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway at an elevation of 8,600 feet. These two lakes are unique in that they are headwaters for

Indian Creek Recreation Area

Indian Creek Recreation Area is a recreation area located inside Alexander State Forest in Rapides Parish near Woodworth, Louisiana. It includes Indian Creek Reservoir, which is an artificial lake developed with the aid of the Louisiana Forestry Commission, the Rapides Parish Police Jury, and the Lower West Red River Soil and Water Conservation District. The lake was created in 1970 as a reservoir for agricultural irrigation and for recreation purposes.

Kinney Reservoir

Kinney Lake is a wonderful fishing destination hidden away back in the woods about a mile from Highway 4. Easily accessed via a network of hiking trails that provide spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and Ebbetts Pass. Half the fun for anglers is driving historic Highway 4 to Kinney along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway that connects Arnold to Markleeville for an unparalleled fishing experience.

Lake Alpine

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

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.

Lost Lakes

Lost Lake is a lake in the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, south of Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is a wonderful recreational area with a lot of things to see and do. This place is surrounded by lush greenery and is famous for swimming and fishing.

Lower Sunset Lake

Lower Sunset Lake is a lake in Alpine County. It is around 15 acres in area and the shoreline is a mix of rocks, sands and willows. It is a beautiful location for a picnic and also there are so many other adventure opportunities also.

Markleeville Creek

Markleeville Creek is a stream in Alpine County and has an elevation of 5436 feet. It is situated northeast of Millberry Creek. A popular recreational area with so many other activities and also there are so many things to see and do.

Mosquito 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.

Red 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.

Round 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.

Round Top Lake

Round Top Lake sits below the Sisters, which tower over the lake at 9,000 feet in elevation. Stunning scenery, beautiful wildflowers and it is a good trekking destination.

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.

Spicer Meadow Reservoir

New Spicer Meadow Reservoir is a reservoir in the Sierra Nevada. It has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. Visitors enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Boats on Spicer are limited to 10 MPH. The lake has 22 miles of shoreline, several islands, and numerous inlets. The upper part of Spicer is limited to non-motorized boats.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Alpine County