White Pines Real Estate and Homes For Sale
White Pines Lake and White Pines Park is a popular recreation spot for residents and visitors for leisurely picnics under towering ponderosa pines. Picnic tables, BBQ rings, children’s playground and volleyball courts are available for public use.
Bring your canoe or kayak (or rent one in town) and cruise the lake, or take a refreshing dip. You can also take a stroll around the lake to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum and onto the Arnold Rim Trail, a non-motorized multi-use trail between Avery and Arnold.
White Pines History
White Pines was founded in 1938, when Frank Blagen relocated his lumber mill and timber harvesting operations from Calpine, California. It was a thriving town with its own post office, school and workers’ housing until the mill closed in l962 and finally dismantled in 1966. American Forest Products, Inc., which had purchased a controlling interest in the Blagen Lumber Company in 1940, dammed San Antonio Creek to create a 26-acre White Pines Lake to attract homebuyers.