Lake Alpine

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Lake Alpine
Lake Alpine.jpg
Lake Alpine (©2001 Chris Hall, courtesy of
Location Alpine County, California[1]
Coordinates 38°28.6′N 120°0′W / 38.4767°N 120.000°W / 38.4767; -120.000Coordinates: 38°28.6′N 120°0′W / 38.4767°N 120.000°W / 38.4767; -120.000
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Silver Creek[1]
Catchment area 5.1 square miles (13 km2)[1]
Basin countries United States
Surface area 179 acres (72 ha)[1]
Water volume 4,600 acre feet (5,700,000 m3)[1]
Surface elevation 7,303 ft (2,227 m)

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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  1. ^ a b c d e "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California (A-G)" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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