Visitors to Pine Marten Campground at Lake Alpine are close to many outdoor activities and adventures.
Pine Marten Campground at Lake Alpine in the Stanislaus National Forest is a great family destination. Fishing, swimming, and boating are all close at hand. The speed limit on the lake is 10 MPH. Campsites are spread through a mature conifer forest with mixed sunlight and shade.
During the summer, interpretive programs are offered at nearby Lake Alpine Campground's amphitheater. They also have guided nature walks and children's programs. Lake Alpine's water can be very cold and swimmers should use extreme caution. Children should wear life jackets.
A short walk northeast of Pine Marten Campground is a Backpackers' Camp. These camps are provided for backpackers to spend a single night before or after setting out on a wilderness trip.
|Pine Marten Campground Basics|
|Pine Marten Campground Location:||Off Highway 4 at Lake Alpine, 50 miles east of Angels Camp|
|Miles/Driving time:||Stockton - 105 miles, 2:11|
|Campground Open:||Late-May through October|
|Number of Sites:||32|
|Max. People per Site:||6 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2, fee for 2nd vehicle|
|Maximum Length of Stay:||14 days|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Operated by||Lake Alpine Campground Inc. for Stanislaus National Forest|
|Calaveras Ranger District:||(209) 795-1381|
|No Reservations:||First come, first served|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||27 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Check-in, check-out:||Any time, Noon|
|Pine Marten Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||restrooms with flush toilets, one ADA vault toilet, tap water|
|Showers:||Nearby at Lake Alpine Resort|
|Attractions near Pine Marten Campground:||Head down to Lake Alpine for boating fishing, and swimming. Hike on nearby trails into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Make the hike to the top of Inspiration Point or hike around the lake. Visit Lake Alpine Resort for supplies and its restaurant. Drive down to Bear Valley for shops and restaurants. Head up Ebbetts Pass, touring Mosquito Lakes, Pacific Grade Summit, and the dramatic eastern side of the pass.|