Silver Valley Campground


Area Status: Open

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

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. Make reservations through Recreation.gov, 1-877-444-6777, International, 518-885-3639, or via their website, https://www.recreation.gov/. Campground is listed as (Lake Alpine) Silver Valley Campground; click here to access the page. For more information contact the Lake Alpine Lodge at (209) 753-6350 or visit their web page at www.lakealpinelodge.com
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

Directions:

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


General Notes:

Bear boxes are available in this campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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.

No. of Sites 21

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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.479944

  Longitude : 
-119.987213

  Elevation : 
7,300 feet