White Pines, CA
Locals favorite, White Pines Lake is situated along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway. It’s a small, picturesque high country lake with beaches, picnic tables, a children’s playground and disc golf course just one mile outside of Arnold.
This lake can be the center of your entire day, when combined with fishing or swimming, kayaking or paddle-boarding, disc golf and a hike along the Arnold Rim Trail or visit to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. Also nearby: Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
For fishing supplies, check out nearby Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods for supplies and permit. Pick up disc golf supplies, rent kayaks, paddle-boards or other non-motorized lake toys from SNAC. Pick up a sandwich from Big Trees Market and enjoy in the shade of pine trees at the picnic tables near one of the beaches.
Blogs featuring White Pines Lake: The Insider’s Guide to Foothill & Upcountry Lakes | State of the Lakes Report for Summer 2015 | Calaveras Itineraries for Happy Kids on Vacation | Destination Arnold: 7 Things to Do When You Get Here