West Shore Campground sits directly off the north shore of Lake Alpine. It is walking distance to the boat launch, rentals, and Lake Alpine Lodge.
Campsites with room for up to 6 people, 3 tents, and 2 vehicles per campsite. Picnic tables, campfire rings, toilets are available. Hot showers and laundromat available at nearby Lake Alpine Resort. No electricity or hook-ups. Pets are welcome. Firewood, camping and fishing supplies, food, and apparel is available in the general store at Lake Alpine Lodge.
So that we can operate safely for all visitors for the entire 2020 season, we ask that all visitors obey social distancing guidelines as set forth by the CDC. Any persons displaying symptoms of COVID-19, is suspected of having COVID-19, or who has been in contact with someone who has had or is suspected of having COVID-19, should isolate themselves at home per CDC guidelines. During the summer months the Lake Alpine area can be heavily populated, and we will be protecting ourselves and our visitors as much as possible from the spread of Coronavirus.
To limit contact between our employees and visitors, all sites surrounding Lake Alpine will now be reservable on Recreation.gov. To minimize shared surfaces, we ask that all visitors bring their own toilet paper and hand sanitizer for personal use in the vault toilets.
Please note that strict fire restrictions are currently in place and will be enforced. All campfires, smoking, and charcoal grills are prohibited. Camp stoves are allowed, provided they have controls which terminate the flame immediately and are used in an area cleared of all flammable material.
For the remainder of the 2020 season, all ignition sources will be prohibited. This includes all campfires, campstoves, propane lighters, and charcoal grills.
Site driveways are asphalt paved and may not be level. There is no guarantee of sites having level driveways. Please bring ample leveling equipment for RVs and trailers.
Dogs must remain on leash and under control at all times. Dogs may not be left in camp unattended, and all leads must be 6 feet or less in length.
On-site payment is cash only. Checks are not accepted.
This is bear country-Be bear aware! Keep all food out of sight in containers or inside a locked vehicle. Remove all food from the area after eating.
This campground has first-come, first-serve sites.
No electric, water or sewer hookups at this facility. Drinking water is provided through spigots.
Taxes included in fees.
All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only.
No extra vehicles are allowed.
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West Shore Campground sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet on the north end of Lake Alpine within the Stanislaus National Forest. The forest lies between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and boasts gorgeous views. Squirrels, chipmunks, deer, marmots, coyotes, bears, eagles, and many different birds make this area their home.
A restaurant, bar, general store, and boat rentals can be found at nearby Lake Alpine Lodge. The immediate area is suited for forest and wilderness recreation. A short car ride away is Big Trees State Park, Grover Hot Springs, Mercer Caverns, Mountain Adventure Seminars, and the wine country of Calaveras County.
Lake Alpine provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities: fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, boating, OHV trails, swimming, rock climbing, and wildlife watching. Interpretive programs are offered by Forest Service rangers during the summer months.
For campground inquiries, please call: (209)753-6350