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Lake Alpine Campground

Elevation: 7,303 Feet (2276.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 25 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted First come, first served

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General Description

Lake Alpine Campground sits in a mature conifer forest on the west shore of Lake Alpine at 7,303 feet. The Lake Alpine Recreation Area provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities, including low-speed boating (boat launch available), fishing, hiking, and biking. Interpretive Programs are also offered by Forest Service rangers during the summer months.

It has 25 campsites available, tables, fireplaces, piped water, flush toilets (disabled-accessible) and public (fee) showers available nearby at Lake Alpine Lodge. Emergency medical services available at the Arnold Medical Clinic in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold, or at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas (Hwy. 49). Gas, groceries and camping supplies are available in Bear Valley and at Lake Alpine Lodge.

Directions from Dorrington: Travel northeast on Highway 4 to west end of Lake Alpine.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late June through Late October (NOTE: Weather permitting.) .

Fee Information
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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Low -speed boating (boat launch available) on Lake Alpine.
ICON Camping Lake Alpine Campground
ICON Fishing On Lake Alpine
ICON Hiking & Walking Silver Valley Trailhead provides access to the Highland Creek and Tahoe-Yosemite Trails, and to the western portion of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Lake Alpine
ICON Mountain Biking Several loops are available in the nearby area.

Related Activities
Marmot Picnic Ground - Marmot Picnic Ground, located at the west end of Lake Alpine, next to Lake Alpine Campground, featuring 21 tables.

Silver Valley Trailhead - Silver Valley Trailhead, located just beyond Lake Alpine's eastern tip, providing access to both the Highland Creek and Tahoe-Yosemite Trails.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Calaveras Ranger District, P.O. Box 500, (Highway 4) , Hathaway Pines, CA, 95233, Phone: 209-795-1381, Fax: 209-795-6849, TTY: 209-795-2854


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