Silver Valley Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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) Campground is is closed.  Bear boxes are available in this campground.
Operational Hours: Campground is closed for the season. 
Reservations: All sites are reservable. Unreserved sites will be available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Make reservations through, 1-877-444-6777, International, 518-885-3639, or via their website, 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
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 and Golden Access passes accepted, reduces camping fee to half-price per night.
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.

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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.

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