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Beautiful Lake

We had a great time at this wonderful lake. We rented a paddle board and a kayak and had so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave E
Highland, California
Great Summer Lake

Really enjoyed float tubing this lake in July. Bass were biting on reaction baits. The family... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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“white pines”(13 reviews)
“picnic tables”(4 reviews)
“trout”(4 reviews)
Blagen Road, Arnold, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at this wonderful lake. We rented a paddle board and a kayak and had so much fun. The water wasn't cold for a mountain lake. Lot's of trees to enjoy as we paddled around the lake. Wasn't very crowded on...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed float tubing this lake in July. Bass were biting on reaction baits. The family spent time on the beach and enjoyed swimming, sunning and relaxing. It did get a bit crowded there as everyone else had the same idea.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This pretty little lake is right next door to Arnold. There is a nice beach for the kids to play on - the water is cool, not cold, and the water is shallow. This the perfect spot to launch a kayak or paddle board, both...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had the best time playing fetch with our pup at White Pines - so beautiful and plenty of shade! Highly recommend this for families with dogs, as this is one of the only lakes that is dog friendly in the immediate area!

2  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the lake there was plenty of room to picnic with shade and a cool breeze. Kayak or swim and float the water is not too cold.

1  Thank molly s
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We were looking for a location out of the heat of the Central Valley of California, shady, near water, picnic facilities, dog friendly. White Pines Lake had all of these features. The lake is fine for kayaks, small non-motor boats, swimming, wild life watching (geese,...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Claustraphobic and a bit too cold. The hike around the lake doesn't really go around the lake shores. Not bad for a picnic. A play ground for children.

1  Thank TravelPlenty5
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of birds chirping. A duck family swims by. The last time I saw it, the edges were nasty & muddy. Today, there was plenty of water up the boat ramp. Looks like a postcard picture now. Lots of picnic tables. It’s a favorite place...More

1  Thank travelwhere
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great little lake. Fishing, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, kyaking. Just a nice place to relax and enjoy the mountain air.

1  Thank terraflash
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Small lake in Arnold with swimming and fishing. Good place to take beginners. Saw a deer and caught a fish!

1  Thank Felicia M
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
You can rent kayaks and canoes in Arnold, just a mile away. The same place rents ski equipment in the winter and they are open year-round.
6 June 2018|
Response from travelwhere | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure that it’s day use only. There is a campground up hwy 4, right at Dorrington, down Boards Crossing rd (baring left) down to Sourgrass campground. It is dry camping without hookups. If there is room, it’s a... More
16 February 2018|
Response from travelwhere | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash would be great— unless he is swimming!