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.