Mosquito Lakes

Area Status: Open
Mosquito Lakes - Water Lilies
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These two small alpine lakes lie within a few feet of Highway 4. Mosquito Lakes visitors enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Fees: No fee
Best Season: Summer, early fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault toilet across highway at Mosquito Lakes Campground
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


On Highway 4 eight miles east of Lake Alpine

General Notes:

Motorized boating is not recommended.

Anglers often are tempted to fish from the roadside. This practice is unsafe and strongly discouraged.

The summer cabins on the south side are national forest recreation residences. Visitors are free to use the entire shoreline so long as they respect the cabins themselves as private property.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11
Reservation Info first-come, first-served

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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7,882 feet