Click the links below for detailed camping information in the following areas:
Three dozen campgrounds, plus thousands of acres of dispersed camping, makes Alpine County a favorite with campers. A range of facilities are available, from primitive sites along a rushing stream, to lakeside campgrounds with swimming, fishing and boating.
Developed facilities are managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Alpine County and California State Parks, as well as by private owners.
With elevations ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet, campgrounds are clustered around Lake Alpine on the west, and at Caples Lake, Hope Valley and Markleeville on the east.
Undeveloped, or dispersed, sites are found in a variety of locations around Alpine County. Popular spots include Centerville Flats, Wolf Creek Meadows, Pacific Valley and a variety of locations in Hope, Faith & Charity Valleys.
Campfire permits available at the Visitors Center in Markleeville and on line at www.preventwildfireca.org/campfire-Permit. Seasonal hours. Call for hours.
RV Dump Station Information:
Carson Valley Inn/RV Park, 1627 US 395, Minden, NV 89423, (775) 782-9711 – 20 miles from Markleeville (one way) – Gas Station – $6.00 (Subject to change without notice)
Topaz Lodge/RV Park, 1979 US 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410, (775) 266-3337 – 27 miles from Markleeville via Hwy 89 Monitor Pass or 39 miles from Markleeville via Hwy 89 to Hwy 88 to Hwy 395 – Gas Station – $10.00 (Subject to change without notice)