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Arnold CA Area Overview

Surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest, Arnold provides many opportunities for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

Arnold is the largest town in the upper elevation and only 23 miles from Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort. 

In and around Arnold you will find many hiking trails on the Arnold Rim Trail (ART). ART is a unique trail systems designed for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

A must visit is Calaveras Big Trees State Park — home to the giant sequoias, the world’s largest trees. In addition to the giant trees, you will find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural meadows. Winding trails throughout the park allow you to wonder within stunning natural beauty.

Many Arnold subdivisions have recreation facilities  with community lakes, club houses, tennis courts and swimming pools which makes this a prime location for your summertime fun. Arnold is located on CA Hwy. 4 and is an easy commute to the Bay Area. 

Arnold Communities


Blue Lake Springs HOA

Blue Lake Springs is one of the larger and more popular areas with approximately 2000 residential lots in Arnold. This subdivision is home to both full-time and part-time residents, and is also a very popular vacation rental area. Blue Lake Springs is where many come to make lasting memories of lazy summer days. 

Snowflake Lodge at the recreation center offers an owner-only restaurant and bar. The lodge offers both a pool and a lake for summertime fun. Blue Lake Springs hosts a variety of activities for all ages including yoga, swim lessons, fly-fishing, day camps, and tennis lessons. There is an abundant of game courts and tables including: tennis courts, shuffleboard, pickle ball, bocce, corn-hole, ping pong tables, life size chess game,  foosball, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball, half-court basketball, snack bar, and a snowflake gym. Residential water is supplied by the Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water CompanyFor a complete list of amenities, please visit  Blue Lake Springs HOA website.