Lake Alpine Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
Lake Alpine on Highway 4 Lake Alpine Trail Lake Alpine Launching Ramp Lake Alpine Entrance Lake Alpine Boat Ramp Lake Alpine on Highway 4Lake Alpine


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

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Reservations: Some - see individual campground page.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $26.00 per night, cash only
Best Season: Summer, mid week
Busiest Season: Holiday weekends
Restrictions: Camping is permitted only in signed campgrounds.
Water: potable
Restroom: Flush
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: Lake Alpine Campgrounds Inc.

General Information


Lake Alpine is located on Highway 4, fifty miles east of Angel's Camp.

General Notes:

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.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Outdoor Learning

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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site Visitor interpretive programs are offered in the summer. For details, please visit the Outdoor Learning page.
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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