Pine Marten Campground

Stanislaus National Forest


Lake Alpine


Campsite at Pine Marten Campground, Lake Alpine, CA

Pine Marten Campground

Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

Visitors to Pine Marten Campground at Lake Alpine are close to many outdoor activities and adventures.

  • Enjoy fishing in the Stanislaus River and nearby lakes such as Lake Alpine and Spicer Meadow Reservoir.
  • Set out on hiking trails such as the path from Lake Alpine up to Inspiration Point or along the Arnold Rim Trail and various others leading off Highway 4.
  • Take advantage of great OHV routes at places such as Rattlesnake Creek and Black Springs.
  • Spend the day kayaking at one of the many lakes.
  • Take off mountain biking along the network of logging roads.

Places to Visit

  • Visit nearby Bear Valley for mountain bike or kayak rentals and the Bear Valley Music Festival in late July and early August.
  • Tour historic Murphys.
  • Picnic at White Pines Lake and tour the Logging Museum.
  • Drive out to Spicer, Union, and Utica reservoirs.
  • Visit Quyle Kilns, 4 miles east of Murphys.
  • Tour Mercer Caverns and Moaning Cavern.
  • Try some wine tasting at Ironstone Winery.

Pine Marten Campground

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.

Campground Basics
Pine Marten Campground Location: Off Highway 4 at Lake Alpine, 50 miles east of Angels Camp
Elevation: 7,300 feet
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

Reservations
No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 27 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25
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
Dump Station: No
Nearby attractions: Lake Alpine, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, hiking trails, boating, fishing, swimming, Lake Alpine Resort, Bear Valley


Backpackers Campground, Lake Alpine, CA

Backpackers' Campground

Lake Alpine map, showing Pine Marten Campground, CA

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