Camping in Bear Valley Area

Click the links below for detailed camping information in the following areas:

Bear Valley Area | Kirkwood Area | Markleeville Area

Developed Recreation Sites

Stanislaus National Forest
Amador & Calaveras Ranger District
PO Box 500 Highway 4
Hathaway Pines, CA 95232
(209) 795-1381
Please call for more campsite information.  May 27, 2016 –  Per the USFS some of the campgrounds will not be open to the public for Memorial Day weekend and some may not open this summer due to dead and dying trees.  Please contact the USFS office at the above phone number for updates.

Big Meadow
Located on Highway 4 6500′ Elevation. 68 sites available with drinking water. Vaulted toilets. Group availablility. Walk-in units, trailer sites available. Day Use. Daily fee.

Highland Lakes
7 miles south of Hwy 4 near Ebbett’s Pass. 8600′ Elevation. 35 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing and swimming. Group availability. RV & Trailer not recommended. June to October, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Lake Alpine Recreation Area
On Hwy 4 four miles east of Bear Valley. 7300′ Elevation. 101 sites with water, vaulted toilets, tables and firepits. Boating, fishing, swimming. Group availability. RV & Trailers OK. June to October, No Reservations. Day Use. Daily Fee. **Consists of Lake Alpine, Pine Marten, Silver Tip, Silver Valley.

Lodgepole
Available only when Lake Alpine campgrounds are full. 7300′ Elevation. Drinking and vaulted toilets available. Daily fee.

Mosquito Lakes
On Hwy 4 six miles east of Lake Alpine. 8300′ Elevation. 8 sites with no water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing and boating. No RV or Trailer. June to October, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Spicer
Located off of Highway 4 – Spicer Road. 6200′ Elevation. 60 sites available with drinking water. Vaulted toilets. Fishing, Boating, Swimming. Trailer and group sites available. Day Use. Daily Fee

Stanislaus River
Located off of Highway 4 – Spicer Road. 6200′ Elevation. 25 units with drinking water and vaulted toilets available. Fishing, Boating, Swimming available. Trailer sites available. No Reservations. Daily fee.

Undeveloped Recreation Sites

Bloomfield
Two miles south of Hwy 4 near Ebbett’s Pass. 7800′ elevation. 20 unimproved sites with water, vault toilets, tables, and firepits. Fishing, hiking and swimming. Group avalability. RV & trailers not recommended. June to October, No Reservations. Fee applicable.

Hermit Valley
On Hwy 4 west of Ebbett’s Pass. 7100′ Elevation. Limited unimproved sites with stream water, vault toilets and firepits. Fishing. Group availability. No drinking water. RV & Trailer OK. June to October, No Reservations. No Fee.

Pacific Valley
On Hwy 4 eight miles east of Lake Alpine. 7600′ Elevation. Limited sites with no water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing and boating. Group availability. RV & Trailer not recommended. June to October, No Reservations. No Fee.

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