Pacific Valley Campground

Area Status: Open
Road through meadow with shrubs and trees Picnic table next to creek with trees


In meadow and forest, adjacent to Pacific Creek and near Mokelumne River and Mosquito Lakes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Reservations: No reservations, first-come, first-serve
Fees: The Forest Service operates the Pacific Valley Campground and charges the following fees: New campsite fee prices, 2024 & 2025 $15 per night and fee raises to $20 per night in 2026.   The America the Beautiful, Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored and receive 50% off the nightly rate. Only applicable to the single site the pass holder occupies.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping.
Open Season: - Campground�will remain open as long as weather allows.
Best Season: Summer, early fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Not recommended for trailers.
Closest Towns: 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 station in Bear Valley. Groceries and camping supplies in Bear Valley and Lake Alpine. Public (fee) showers at Lake Alpine Lodge.
Water: Potable in summer season
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted, reduces camping fee to half-price per night.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


1/4 mile south of Highway 4 at Pacific Valley, midway between Lake Alpine and Ebbetts Pass.

General Notes:

19 designated sites.

Good early season deer hunting.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Equestrians with horse trailers may camp at the southern end of the campground, near the trailhead.
No. of Sites 15
Reservation Info first-come, first-served

RV Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Good fishing in Pacific Creek and the Mokelumne River.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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7,600 feet