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Lake Alpine West Shore, California Campground Photos & Reservations

(Lake Alpine) West Shore Photos


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.

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.


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.

Recreation Sites

  • Standard Nonelectric
  • Tent Only Nonelectric
  • Overnight


  • Lake Access
  • RV Parking
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pit
  • Pets Allowed
  • Accessible Campsites

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.

Need to Know

  • 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. USFS guidelines allow for a maximum of two dogs per campsite.
  • Generator use is limited to 2 hours per day, in between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.
  • 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.
  • No electric, water or sewer hookups at this facility. Drinking water is provided through spigots.
  • All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only.
  • No extra vehicles are allowed.
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Protect California’s forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit

Location Map

Latitude 38° 28′ 38.3988″ N
Longitude 120° 0′ 28.9620″ W

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