LAKE ALPINE

The Neighborhood.

Lake Alpine Lodge sits overlooking the Lake and Campgrounds. Scattered in the trees around the lodge are 45 summer cabins on U.S. Forest Service land. They are very small, very rustic, rarely come up for sale, and when they do they sell quickly.  When you purchase a cabin at Lake Alpine, you are not purchasing the land the cabin sits on, only the cabin. Access to the cabins in winter is restricted as the road to Lake Alpine is closed to all but snowmobile traffic. Of course you can ski or snowshoe as well but no cars or trucks.

A Haven for Recreation

Lake Alpine with is crystal clear mountain water has been making pleasant memories for anglers and campers for nearly 100 years. This beautiful lake is stocked often with fish up to 5 pounds. There are even bigger natives in there. It’s a great place for a kid’s first fishing experience because there’s a good chance of catching a fish.  You can rent a boat, canoe, kayak if you like or you can bring your own boat and launch it from the boat ramp. Only small trolling motors are allowed. It is also a local favorite SUP hotspot.

Lake Alpine has a paved walking trail that circles part of the perimeter of the lake allowing for wheelchair access, strollers and less risky walking.  Visitors love to sunbathe & picnic among the sandy beaches and granite boulders that surround the lake or choose your own private somewhere in the middle. There are boats, paddle boards, kayaks etc available to rent from Lake Alpine Lodge. They also supply bait and basics at the grocery store for fishermen who flock to catch trout from this regularly stocked paradise.

There are several hikes leading from Lake Alpine including the family friendly Duck Lake loop, the more challenging Inspiration Point or the one that leads down to Bear Valley Village.

These are only a few of the many favorites.

Right across from the lake is the Lake Alpine Lodge where you will find a store, bar, restaurant and rentable cabins. The lodge has an “old timey” feel and features a granite fireplace built by Monty Wolf, one of the last true mountain men of the Sierra.