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“Great little lake for slow water sports”
Review of Lake Alpine

Lake Alpine
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great little lake for slow water sports”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great quiet, low speed water craft lake with few waves, great for kayaks. Fishing was spotty but a beautiful location with snow capped (sort of) in the distance. The lake has a great bike/hike trail around at least part of it, may be dirt in spots, not sure but the parts I saw were paved. Great place for families with older kids who are water safe. Boat rentals and ice cream available.
I never saw any reliable wind for sailing.

Visited June 2014
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Angels Camp, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A piece of paradise!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great for kayaking, canoeing, sailing and fishing. Our family goes here numerous times and has for many years. You can also hike, camp and backpack in the summer. In the winter, the snowmobiles and skiers take over!

Visited May 2014
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San Leandro, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Iced over or summer swimming -- it's all good. An easy to access lake for multi-sports. I have trained for triathlons here while watching bald eagles and ospreys.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Serene”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you can make it up here during the week then you will get a taste of Northern California beauty and nature that is very hard to find. It can get a little crowded it the middle of summer on the weekends and especially during holidays. Amazing hiking trails close by and I hear the fishing is awesome as well.

Visited February 2014
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Clayton, California
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
“Awesome Beauty, Boating, Fishing & Swimming”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is the place to go with whole family especially on a warm and sun shiny day. The lake is large and has many places for picnics, either on some of the tables provided or setting up your own arrangements. Easy access to the water is available at most spots and there are many areas where the water is shallow enough for just wading. Dogs are also allowed in the lake.

Visited July 2013
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