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(Lake Alpine) West Shore

Stanislaus National Forest

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West Shore Campground is located on the north shore of Lake Alpine in the Stanislaus National Forest, offering breathtaking views and a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching. Facilities include campsites, picnic tables, campfire rings, toilets, and hot showers. No electricity or hook-ups are available. Nearby attractions include Lake Alpine Lodge and Big Trees State Park.


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. 


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.


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.

Natural Features

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.  

Nearby Attractions

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.

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Campground Matrix

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(Lake Alpine) Silver Tip
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0.9mi 79%
(Lake Alpine) Pine Marten
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1.1mi 82%
(Lake Alpine) Silver Valley
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