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 5,000 to 8,000 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 are available at the Visitors Center in Markleeville and online 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 – $10.00 (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)
We will be hosting our 40th anniversary Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps on Sat. July 17, 2021. The following roads will be closed this day:
Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Markleeville to Lake Alpine
Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Markleeville to Hwy 395
Plan your trip accordingly, and enjoy visiting the communities of Markleeville and Lake Alpine/Bear Valley while you wait to proceed to your destination.