Pine Marten Campground

Area Status: Closed

Mature conifer forest on the shores of Lake Alpine. 32 sites with picnic tables, campfire rings, and grills.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Reservations: All sites are reservable. Unreserved sites will be available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call National Recreation Reservation Services, 1-877-444-6777, International, 518-885-3639, or via their website, Campground is listed as (Lake Alpine) Pine Marten; click here to access the reservation page. For more information contact the Lake Alpine Lodge at (209) 753-6350 or visit their web page at
Fees: $30 per night
Best Season: Summer, early fall
Busiest Season: Mid-June to mid-August
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, groceries, camping supplies are available in Bear Valley and at Lake Alpine Lodge. Public (fee) showers available at Lake Alpine Lodge.
Water: Potable, in summer season only
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age/Golden Access passes accepted for reduced nightly camping fees in single sites. 
Operated By: Lake Alpine Campgrounds Inc.

General Information


Highway 4 to east end of Lake Alpine; turn south on road just east of Chickaree Picnic Area.

General Notes:

Bear boxes are available at this campground.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

Lake Alpine offers numerous recreation opportunities, including low-speed boating, fishing, hiking, and biking. Interpretive programs, including campfire programs, ranger-guided hikes, and children's activities are offered during the summer months.

No. of Sites 32

RV Camping

Mature conifer forest on the shores of Lake Alpine. May accomodate R.V.'s up to 27 feet in length.

Visitor Programs

A variety of programs are offered in the summer for both children and adults. Offerings include guided walks, campfire programs, live wildlife presentations, a fish-printing craft activity, and programs designed for children ages 4 to 12 including Junior Rangers, animal tracking, aquatic life exploration, forest exploration, and Native American crafts and games. Please visit the Outdoor Learning page for program guides and a calendar of events.

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