Located a little under a mile West of Lake Alpine, Silvertip Campground is your spot to be close to the lake, but not to the people. Tie on a few bikes, or dust off those Razor Scooters sitting in your garage, and make trips to and from the lake a little more time friendly (and enjoyable). There are even bike trails around Lake Alpine for those of you with a more ambitious spirit. Pitch your tent, park your RV, and gather around the campfire under the classic conifer trees that make up the Stanislaus National Forest.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
23 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


If you’re into mountain biking, or if you’re just curious, bring your two-wheeler out to Stanislaus for expert and beginner tra...Read more


Wanna zip around with your small motorboat across clear water surrounded by towering granite peaks? Not only can you do that in...Read more


Stanislaus is busting with lakes and ponds, which means it’s fishing galore. Catch some pretty rainbow trout, like this guy. ...Read more


Hiking through Stanislaus is a unique geological experience, whether you’re big into geology or not. You can see granite glacia...Read more

Horseback riding

400 miles of horseback riding trails and plenty of horse-friendly base camps make Stanislaus the ideal adventure for you and yo...Read more


If you have a paddle boat of any kind, you’ll want to bring it out while you’re here. Kayak or canoe through the Utica and Uni...Read more

Wind sports

That’s right water babies, you can even windsurf here. Cherry Lake is the place to be for windsurfing, so if that’s your thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

If you’ve been itching for some mind-blowing scenery to try out your new four-wheeler, this would be the place to do it. You ca...Read more


With all the epic rock formations here, you know there are gonna be some sweet climbing options. Calaveras Ranger District ha...Read more

Snow sports

In the winter months, Stanislaus becomes a snowy wonderland (well, really, at high elevations, there’s snow for most of the yea...Read more


Waterfalls, epic swimming holes, and beautiful pristine lakes are scattered throughout Stanislaus. The first thing we would rec...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If a relaxing dip or leisurely paddle isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, there are some rapids for you to conquer too. You ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Of course such a beautiful landscape is bound to be the home of equally awesome creatures. Bell Creek is a great place to chi...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Silvertip Campground.

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Hipcamper Vickie
Vickie J.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2021

I hesitate to review this campsite because one of it's positives is that it's reasonably bookable! But I do love this campground. The sites are perfectly located, near to Lake Alpine but not on it (which is where the people who want to party tend to be). A groomed trail (a little under a mile) leads from the campground to the lake. Two things to be aware of -- you will need to be bear-safe with your food storage, and bears regularly ramble through the sites (like Yosemite).

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 26th, 2018

Nice quiet campground away from the crowds at the lake. Hosts were very friendly, informative, and kept the facilities clean. One can either walk about 15-20min to the lake or drive out there in about 5 minutes. Definitely a lot of activities from swimming, fishing, hiking and off road trails nearby. There are also a couple of places from Bear valley to the Lake Alpine Lodge that rent out equipment. Coin operated Showers and Laundromat located at Lake Alpine lodge. Only downside was it was closer to the road than expected.

Hipcamper Jonathan V.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2018
Stanislaus National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(209) 532-3671
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38.48° N, 120.018° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to people per site)