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Alpine Lake
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the lake in 2013, viewed from Alpine Dam
Location of Alpine Lake in California, USA.
Location of Alpine Lake in California, USA.
Alpine Lake
Location in California
Location of Alpine Lake in California, USA.
Location of Alpine Lake in California, USA.
Alpine Lake
Location in the United States
Location Marin County, California
Coordinates 37°56′25″N 122°38′17″W / 37.94028°N 122.63806°W / 37.94028; -122.63806
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Lagunitas Creek
Catchment area 10.2 square miles (26 km2)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 224 acres (91 ha)
Water volume 8,892 acre feet (10,968,000 m3)
Surface elevation 646 ft (197 m)

Alpine Lake is a reservoir in Marin County, California. Formed by Alpine Dam, it provides water to the Marin Municipal Water District. Below the dam lies Kent Lake. Alpine Lake is to the west of Bon Tempe Lake. Fishing is allowed and Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and trout can be caught. Boats are not allowed on this lake.

Alpine Dam

Alpine Dam (national ID number: CA00204) is a gravity dam which was completed in 1917. It is 524 feet (160 m) long and 143 feet (44 m) high, with 8 feet (2.4 m) of freeboard.

Hiking

Kent Trail along Alpine Lake : A trail that takes place just off the shores of Alpine Lake, up through a redwood forest onto a manzanita-covered ridge with great views. −Distance: 5.2-mile lollipop loop −Difficulty: Moderate −Dogs: Allowed on leash

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Alpine Dam and its spillway in 2013
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