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“Beautiful lake, jammed to gills”
Review of White Pines Lake

White Pines Lake
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Arnold
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Berkeley, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake, jammed to gills”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, but Getting a parking place was a nightmare in July. And you really have to feel very social because everyone and their brother is there, and many of them have had a lot to drink.

Visited July 2013
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Auburn, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Place”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Beautiful little lake with picnic tables and playground near by. It is near the Arnold Rim Trail and the Logging Museum.

Visited March 2014
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San Carlos, California
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Disc Golf, too”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is a nice little lake, good for picnics and walks. There's also a baseball diamond and a new disc golf course. The course is really fun and a pleasant way to kill an hour or so. Please help keep it up by picking up trash and keeping it family-friendly.

Visited February 2014
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LaPaz, BCS
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice place for a picnic and casual fishing, swimming or exploring.”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

It's really worth taking the time to spend a few hours at the lake. kids love the logging museum and learning about the history of this scenic little niche in the Sierras. A good place to sketch and paint, White Pines is more like a neighborhood lake where you can chat with passers by, and appreciate some of the old time history of this former logging town. My comments presume that you have already visited Calaveras Big Trees, and some of the more scenic wonders further up Hwy 4. No matter where you walk in any areas of the forest around here…along creeksides, lake shores, or simple mountain paths, if you look carefully something wonderful will catch your eye. Take your time and enjoy nature here.

Visited September 2013
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London
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We drove here for a look. The lake was frozen over and made for some lovely pics. The logging museum is here too

Visited December 2013
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