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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.

More Mother Lode Camping

Lake Amador Resort was created by the Lockhart Family in 1973. They have expanded from 12 campsites to 150, with showers and flush toilets. There are also 73 lakeside full RV hook-ups and a swimming pond with a waterslide.

Lake Camanche has tent camping available year-round at both North and South Shores. RV hook-up sites are provided at South Shore, self-contained RV’s are welcome at North Shore. Camp sites include barbecues, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities.

Facilities at Flemming Meadows, Moccasin Point, and Blue Oaks include water, sewer and electricity hookups, paved parking pad, table, and barbeque grill at each site, plus access to hot showers in developed restrooms.

Tent Sites are located in all three developed campgrounds. Facilities include paved parking pad, table, food locker, and barbeque grill at each site, plus access to hot showers and water faucets in developed restrooms.

The Recreation area at Pardee Lake has 141 campsites located within two separate campgrounds. Lakeview and the more secluded Oaks Campground. Campsites offer plenty of shade, a picnic table, fire ring, and running water is close to or right next to a site.

Lake Tulloch has 130 sites. Lakefront sites with RV hook-ups also allow boats to tie up. Cabin rentals are available with two rooms, electric and evaporative cooler with sleeping accommodations for 6 – 8 persons. Cabins also have private docks and lakefront swimming.

Lake Tulloch has 130 sites. Lakefront sites with RV hook-ups also allow boats to tie up. Cabin rentals are available with two rooms, electric and evaporative cooler with sleeping accommodations for 6 – 8 persons. Cabins also have private docks and lakefront swimming.

In the Tuttletown Recreation Area you will find six lovely lakeside campgrounds, Acorn, Fiddleneck, Oak Knoll, Manzanita, Chamise and Lupine. Two campgrounds, Ironhorse and Big Oak, are located in the Glory Hole Recreation Area. Campsites offer barbecues, water, campfire rings, shower facilities, fish cleaning station, telephones, watertaps, and a free launch ramp.

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