Little Dipper Chalet
The lakes and rivers around the cabin are fueled by snow melt and they remain pretty cold all year round. However, that shouldn't stop you from jumping in on a hot day and discovering how much fun the cold rush can be!
A few of our swimming holes are below. Just use Google Maps for directions to any of the them.
North Fork Stanislaus River - 15 min
Take Google Maps to Sourgrass Day Use area. This beautiful section of river is just below Big Trees Village, down Boards Crossing Road. Go downstream from the bridge for a great jumping spot off the rocks. Go upstream from the bridge for a great spot to ride the rapids for a few hundred feet.
Lake Alpine - 27 min
Swimming to the small islands on Lake Alpine is cold, but a lot of fun.
Utica Reservoir - 42 min
A small and very picturesque reservoir. It's rocky, wooded shoreline and many islands make it very fun to paddle and explore. Find a good rock with deep water next to it and voila - instant fun!