Lake Mont Pines HOA

Located in the town of Arnold along scenic Hwy 4 in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County at 4,000 feet, our community enjoys the majesty of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and Big Trees State Park in Stanislaus National Forest. Lake Mont Pines is a private community with a picturesque lake offering seasonal activities and year-round local recreation and amenities. Come enjoy our “Little Piece of Heaven” where you can enjoy hiking, golf, tennis, skiing, swimming, boating, wine tasting, fine dining and much much more!

The History of Lake Mont Pines

The area known as Lake Mont Pines, was originally owned by the Avery Family. Irvin, Norval & Norman Tanner purchased the acreage in 1948. They harvested the trees for lumber and planted 1000 apples trees. Eventually, in January 1960 they excavated the 14-acre lake, fed by Cowell Creek, and they advertised the Tanner Lake Development with the lake and lodge.

Kenneth DeMuese, a Developer from Alameda County, purchased the property, subdivided it and named it Lake Mont Pines.

LMPHOA is now a mutual benefit, non-profit California Corporation with 550 member properties. The members pay an annual Assessment to operate the Corporation and manage the facilities. Members elect a Board of Directors (9) that meet monthly at the Lodge. The Board has hired an Association Manager, Grounds Keeper and Office Manager that service the Association year round. Summer staff are hired to supervise and secure the Lake, run special events, serve food in the Snack Shack, loan equipment in the Stuff Shack and to monitor the use and enjoyment of the recreation facilities.

The Logging Museum

The museum building and its exhibits formally opened in 2005 after a decade of organizing, planning, fund raising, and construction. Today, the 2400-square foot building is open Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 every week from Spring to the end of Fall, with free entry for the public.

White Pines’ history is still here. The mill is gone, of course, but the ball field sits where the mill was. If you explore around the field, you’ll see that the the old mill pond, now overgrown, is still there. The mill offices are now the Moose Lodge. The old school is now part of Independence Hall, and a new school, named for Miss Hazel Fischer, is teaching today’s kids. The lake that was to be surrounded by condominiums is beautiful White Pines Lake. And on a hillside looking over White Pines Lake and the old mill site, is the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, preserving the history of loggers and logging for all those with a love of history.

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway

The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives across California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anchored at either end by two State Parks – Calaveras Big Trees and Grover Hot Springs – and passing through the Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, visitors have the opportunity to witness and explore this rugged landscape that was home to the native peoples of the area and to pioneer emigrants alike.

The byway ranges in elevation from approximately 3000′ to 8500.’ Expansive views of granite outcrops, basalt columns, ancient volcanic peaks, deep river canyons, glacially carved valleys, majestic stands of conifers including giant sequoias, open meadows, clear mountain lakes, and swiftly flowing streams and rivers can all be experienced along the route. One can find historic relics of people who lived here before as well as present day resorts and recreation facilities.

Whether you’re choosing an alternate route over the Sierra, planning to hike or camp in the high country, or searching out a great new fishing spot, the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway offers plenty of adventure and solitude.

Slow down. . . and Savor the Sierra!

Sequoia Woods Country Club


Sequoia Woods Country Club offers a challenging 18-hole golf course in a beautiful mountain setting. Nestled in the western Sierra Nevada at a 4,000-foot elevation, this course makes dramatic use of the local terrain, combining the natural meadows and slopes of the first nine holes with the narrowed, pine tree-lined fairways of the second nine. The resulting course brings golfers challenging play and fabulous views.

The Sequoia Room Restaurant offers an eclectic dining experience. Its unique location for dining in Arnold is situated away from the bustling highway. The setting is casually elegant, with a menu that is both contemporary and familiar. Our excellent cuisine and service continue to satisfy and impress our guests, whether loyal repeat customers or new visitors to the area. The restaurant features an enticing assortment of fine wines including many from local foothill wineries.

Bear Valley Mountain Resort

Since 1967 the ski and snowboard area has been the choice for snow sports enthusiasts of all ages. From the beginner runs, easily visible from the lodge, to Grizz, backside and mile-long trails to the village, Bear Valley Mountain has terrain to suit any level. Beginners to Advanced Bear Valley is the ideal mountain whether it’s your first experience to the snow or you’re a die hard powder hound.

Sierra Nevada Adventure Co.

Locally owned and operated, SNAC Arnold is your Rental Headquarters! In the summer come to SNAC to rent kayaks, canoes, and SUPs (stand-up paddleboards). Winter rentals include downhill skis, snowboards, trail skis, and snowshoes. We also sell SNO-PARK permits and everything you’ll need for snow and ski play. Year round, we have gear for hiking, backpacking, and disc golf as well as rugged footware and mountain apparel. Open Daily!