Boat launch with parking for 60 cars and trailers. Speed limit on lake is 10 mph. No motorized boats on lake at night. Large boats not recommended.
Developed Campgrounds have no trailer hook-ups.
At a Glance
Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Although the recreation area is open, be aware that snow and ice will linger until mid to late June. This area consists of Lake Alpine, Silvertip, Pine Martin, Silver Valley, Backpackers walk-in, and Lodgepole Overflow. This area is first-come, first-serve. Caltrans may close the gate due to weather at anytime. Please check Caltrans website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Summer, mid week
Camping is permitted only in signed campgrounds.
Lake Alpine Campgrounds Inc.
All campgrounds in the Lake Alpine area are on a first come, first serve basis.
Lake Alpine is located on Highway 4, fifty miles east of Angel's Camp.
The lake lies in a timbered setting at an elevation of 7,350 feet and covers 180 acres. The boat ramp is located at the Lake Alpine Picnic Area. There is no overnight mooring to the dock or shoreline vegitation. There is a 10 mph speed limit, and no motorized boats are allowed on the lake at night.
Camping & Cabins
There are six developed campgrounds surrounding Lake Alpine. All sites are $22.00 per night, except for the overflow campground which is $12.00 however it is only open when the basin is full. All sites are on a first come, first served basis.
Picnic areas are for day use only, no fee is charged. The two main picnic ares are Lake Alpine Day Use area located by the boat ramp and Chickaree Day Use are located on the east shore of the lake.
Campfire permits are not required within developed day use sites; however, campfires are limited to the grills provided. Campfire permits are required if you plan to build a fire or use a stove outside a recreational vehicle away from a developed site. Permits are free and may be obtained at the Calaveras Ranger District.