Alpine Lake (Marin County, California) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlpine Lake
the lake in 2013, viewed from Alpine Dam
|Location||Marin County, California|
|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 (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.
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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