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Dardanelle Area


In the forested area along the Middle Fork Stanislaus River are some lovely camping spots. The view of the Sierra Nevada hills is stunning and the early morning fishing can yield a great catch! There are 28 campsites, RV’s and trailers up to 28 feet are welcome. The elevation is 5,800 feet, just below the Sonora Pass which is the second-highest highway pass in the Sierra Nevada. It is only lower than Tioga Pass to the south by 321 feet but closes sooner due to narrow roads that limit snow plows and traffic.

There are several smaller camping spots hidden in this area, look here for more or check out our page about camping in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Reservations are first-come, first-served for the whole season, May through September. Food, gas, showers and other services available nearby at Dardanelle’s Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. For more information call (209) 965-4275.