The Museum is centrally located in the heart of the Sierras, in the community of White Pines, near the town of Arnold on California State Highway 4. The seven-acre site sits on property originally occupied by the historic logging and mill workers’ camp of the Blagen Lumber Company (1938-1962). The Museum sits on a heavily forested hillside above White Pines Lake (elevation 4,000 feet). Ample parking is available at the museum, and the site is accessible year-round, although a heavy snowfall may leave us isolated for a couple days. From December 3rd through the end of March the museum is still open but we don’t turn on the heat unless we know you’re coming to visit (209-795-1226). Give us a call — we’ll turn up the thermostat and round up the docents!
Fall Colors on White Pines Lake at the Museum
To get to the Museum, take Highway 4 east from Stockton through Angels Camp to the town of Arnold. From the northern or southern Sierras, take Highway 49 to Angels Camp, then turn east on Highway 4 to Arnold. From the Central Valley, take Highways 5 or 99 to Stockton and turn east on Highway 4. From Tahoe or Nevada, follow Highway 4 west from Markleeville over the crest of the Sierras through beautiful Ebbetts Pass to Arnold. (In winter, after the snows arrive, Highway 4 over the pass is closed; from Tahoe or Nevada, take Highway 88 down to Jackson and turn south on Highway 49.)
In Arnold, turn north at the Chevron Station onto Blagen Road and go one mile to Dunbar Road in White Pines. There will be signs for the Logging Museum and Hazel Fischer School. Turn left, and go another quarter mile. The Museum is on the right overlooking White Pines Lake. Follow the Museum sign into the parking lot.
Local Map (click on the map for a larger image)
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