Camping in the Mother Lode
Camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Mother Lode. In the summer the weather is ideal, the fishing is great and the whole family can unwind in the country from their busy lives.
Many camp grounds allow reservations, but the majority of Stanislaus National Forest campgrounds are operated on a first-come, first-served system. Most campgrounds fill quickly during holiday weekends.
If you are prepared to camp in undeveloped areas, dispersed area camping is an option available on non-wilderness designated land. Contact the individual Ranger District nearest your destination to verify space availability in your selected campground. They can also assist you in choosing an ideal location and don't forget to ask for a campfire permit if you are cooking in a non designated area.
For a list of RV parks, go here.
For the full list of camp grounds visit the Stanislaus National Forest Website.
Lake Don Pedro
New Hogan Reservoir
Salt Springs Valley Reservoir
Stanislaus National Forest