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(Lake Alpine) Silver Tip

Stanislaus National Forest

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Silvertip Campground is located less than a mile west of Lake Alpine and offers a wide range of recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, OHV-ing and more. Facilities included campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, as well as hot showers and laundromat nearby. The area is home to a variety of wildlife and nearby attractions.


Silvertip Campground is less than a mile west of Lake Alpine, with a trail leading from the campground down to the lake.

Campground may open earlier and close later on a first come first serve basis as weather (snow level) allows. This information will be posted on this page as soon as it becomes available. 

The current dates for reservations have historically allowed for comfortable camping, but please take into consideration the high alpine location when making a reservation. It is possible to have snow, rain, mud, and overall cold/wet conditions any time of year.


Lake Alpine provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There is hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, boating, OHV-ing, swimming, 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) Lodgepole
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0.5mi 86%
(Lake Alpine) Pine Marten
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1.5mi 87%
(Lake Alpine) Silver Valley
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6.5mi 91%
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