Calaveras Ranger District Programs at Lake Alpine

Calaveras Ranger District Programs

Lake Alpine Recreation Area:

Lake Alpine Recreation Area is located in Alpine County on Highway 4 approximately three miles east of Bear Valley Village. Programs are held in the Marmot Day Use Area, at the tables near the parking lot or at the amphitheater. In the event that road conditions delay or prevent the opening of Lake Alpine, programs will be moved to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum and White Pines Park in Arnold, California; visit the Forest web site for updates.

  • Wednesdays – Native American Crafts and Games, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Guided Walk, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays – Animal Tracking, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Guided Walk, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Fridays – Waterworld Explorers 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Fish N’ Fish Printing 2 – 3 p.m. ($5 materials fee for printing on a T-shirt or tote bag; printing on paper is free)
  • Saturdays – Forest Explorers 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Live-Animal Presentations, 2-3 p.m., July 1, 8, 22 and August 5; Campfire Program, 7 – 8 p.m., July 15, 29, and August 12.

Wakalu Hep Yo Campground Amphitheater:

All programs are held on Saturdays. Topics include fish and fish printing, Native American crafts and games, guided walks, pine needle basket weaving, flint knapping, and local Native American history.

To reach the Wakalu Hep Yo Campground, take Highway 4 to Dorrington and turn east onto Boards Crossing Road. Follow the signs and continue five miles to the campground.

For more information on these programs, please contact the Calaveras Ranger District front desk at: 209-795-1381 or the interpretation office at (209) 813-6024; or visit the Stanislaus NF website at: From the home page, click on Recreation on the left sidebar and then Outdoor Learning for a calendar of events and to download a program schedule. There is also a link to summer interpretive programs directly from the home page.