Is there cell service at Lake Alpine?
Cell service is very spotty at Lake Alpine. Service is usually had a short way up the hill at Silver Tip Campgound, and out on the water.
Do the cabins have wifi?
The cabins do not have wifi. Wifi for cabin guests can be accessed at the lodge.
Is there wifi?
Wifi is available to the public from the lodge for a small payment. Log in and pay from your device.
Are dogs allowed?
Friendly, well behaved, non-aggressive dogs are allowed everywhere on property of Lake Alpine Resort, except the restaurant dining room. If your dog does not get along well with other dogs, we do not recommend bringing them to the lodge. When it is busy it can be very difficult to see other dogs coming and often impossible for them to pass each other without coming into direct contact.
Is it smoky at Lake Alpine?
Fires are common in California, and smoke conditions are very subjective. In the event of changing smoke conditions we try to keep our instagram updated daily with pictures.
Can I cancel my cabin reservation due to smoke/weather/medical issues and obtain a refund?
We do not give refunds for cancellations (or early departures) made within 60 days of arrival for any reason if we are not able to re-rent the unit. If we are able to re rent the unit, we will issue a refund minus a $25 dollar cancellation fee.
We ask our guests to be aware of the unique aspects of our location. Our high altitude can cause acute problems for some individuals. Spring and fall periods may have undesirable weather. It’s no secret that California wildfires are prominent in the summer, and smoke from distant fires can reach Lake Alpine. These risks are inherent to our property, and are assumed by the guest making the reservation.
As long as Highway 4 is open from at least one direction, and Lake Alpine Resort is open, we will not issue refunds for any reason if the unit is not able to be re-rented.
Is the water in the cabins potable?
Our water comes from a mountain spring and is tested regularly. It is potable and delicious.
Are the cabins heated?
Each cabin has a gas fireplace operated by thermostat.
Am I able to have a campfire while staying in a cabin?
If you own a self contained, screened, small fire pit, it can be used in the parking areas of our property. Fire rings may not be built. If your party would like to have a fire during your stay, we recommend renting a tent cabin, which each have a fire pit, renting a campsite (west shore is a short walk from the resort), or using one of the day use areas surrounding the lake.
Do the cabins have full kitchens?
All cabin kitchens (except Quaking Aspen) have basic appliances: Refrigerator, range, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. Ponderosa, Sequoia, Jeffrey Pine, and White Pine also have an oven. Quaking Aspen has a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. All cabins have basic cutlery and dishware.
Are the tent cabins heated?
The tent cabins are not heated. Inside is a light and 4 beds.
Do I need bedding for a tent cabin?
Bedding is not provided in a tent cabin. The beds are unique, constructed from netting and have an open bottom. They are sturdy and comfortable, and a sleeping pad or extra blankets underneath you will prevent air flow underneath from stealing your body heat.
Can we have a fire at the tent cabin?
Each tent cabin has a fire pit, picnic table, and bear box. Fires must be completely contained inside the fire pit. Tent cabins are the only place on property where fires are permitted. If you would like to have a fire we recommend renting a tent cabin or campsite.
Do the campsites have RV hookups?
RVs are welcome in all our campsites except Backpackers, but there are no utility hookups available.
Does my RV fit in this site?
Is there a dump station on site?
There is not a dump station at Lake Alpine.
Do the campsites have potable water?
Every campsite offers shared water supplies. The water is frequently tested and completely safe to drink. Containers to bring water back to your campsite are necessary. Washing dishes/your body at the spigot is not permitted.
Do the campsites have restrooms/showers?
Flush toilets are at every campsite. Showers are available on property at Lake Alpine Resort. Coin operated showers/laundry are located 350 feet up the hill directly behind the lodge. A five minute shower costs $3.75, a change machine is located inside the store.
Are the campsites full?
Our campsites have many walk-in sites available, and our many camp hosts collect fees for each site. As a result, our knowledge of campsite occupancy at the Lodge tends to be a day behind. We will not be able to provide accurate information on current vacancy over the phone. The best way to guarantee a site is to reserve online. If there are no sites available online, that is the best indicator that all walk-in sites will fill up, and an early arrival is advised.
Are there camp hosts?
We have many camp hosts, present 24/7 in each campsite. They are happy to answer questions you may have, help find the most enjoyable campsite for your group, and ensure that all campers can enjoy their time at Lake Alpine.
How do I pay for a walk-in site?
Once you arrive, look for a site that does not have an occupant or a reservation notice on the post. If you find one, Congratulations! The site is yours. Park at the site, take note of your license plate number, grab a pen, and walk to the camp entrance. There you will find envelopes. Place the cash inside the envelope, fill out the form. Place the envelope in the paypost, and attach the stub to the post at your campsite. Camp hosts are available to assist.
Can I pay for a campsite with a check?
Cash is the only accepted payment for walk-ins. An ATM is located in the store. Payment by credit card is necessary for online reservations.
There is a fire ban in effect. Can I have a fire at my campsite?
The vast majority of fire bans in our area do not apply to fires built in permanent campsites with permanent, dedicated fire rings. Be sure to check the specific language of any fire bans in effect, but it will most likely not apply to campsites at Lake Alpine.
Note: All fire must be contained within the fire ring. Logs which extend out of the fire ring will not be permitted.
Are dogs allowed in the campsites?
Well behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome in all areas of Lake Alpine Campgrounds and surrounding trails. Dogs are to be under control and leashed at all times. Dogs may not be left unattended in a campsite.
Is the restaurant open for breakfast/lunch/dinner?
Lunch is served daily starting at 11 am. Dinner entrees are available starting at 515 pm. The kitchen will close daily from 445 pm to 515 pm. Lunch menu items are available through the dinner period. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday, from 0800 to 1030.
Can I make restaurant reservations?
Reservations for dinner and large groups are available by phone. Please note that reservations for large groups will be made for inside the dining room, as weather is highly variable on the deck. Lunch reservations for small groups will not be made during peak season.
Where do we rent boats/paddleboards? Can we make reservations?
Boats are rented daily, first-come first-serve from the store.
How much do boat rentals cost?
Are life jackets included with rentals?
Life jackets and oars are included with rentals. Life jackets must be worn at all times with rentals.
How much does it cost to launch a boat?
There is no charge to launch a personal boat. Please note there is always a 10 mph speed limit on Lake Alpine.