Located on the Calaveras Ranger District, at the east end of Lake Alpine Recreation Area, Silver Valley has a timbered setting near several trailheads.
At a Glance
Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. Some campsites may be closed due to Hazard Trees.
No reservations, first-come, first-serve
$25.00 per night, cash or check
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 (Highway 49). Gas, groceries, camping supplies are available in Bear Valley and at Lake Alpine Lodge. Public (fee) showers available at Lake Alpine Lodge.
America the Beautiful passes accepted, reduces camping fee to $15.00 per night.
Lake Alpine Campgrounds Inc.
Directions: Highway 4 to east end of Lake Alpine; turn south on road just east of Chickaree Picnic Area.
Camping & Cabins
Lake Alpine provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities, including low-speed boating (boat launch available), fishing, hiking, and biking. Interpretive Programs are offered by Forest Service rangers during the summer months.