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Stanislaus National Forest

Camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Stanislaus National Forest. In the summer the weather is ideal, the fishing is great and the whole family can unwind in the country from their busy lives.

Some campsites can be reserved, but the majority of 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.

The ideal camping time in most Forest areas is May to October, prior to winter storm activity.

Most Stanislaus National forest campgrounds cannot accommodate large motor homes or trailers. But other private RV parks in the area provide hookups.

For the full list of camp grounds visit the Stanislaus National Forest Website..

Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor's Office

19777 Greenley Road
Sonora, CA 95370

Hours All Year
Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm

(209) 532-3671 Phone
(209) 533-1890 FAX
(209) 533-0765 TDD

Calaveras Ranger District

5519 Highway 4
P.O. Box 500
Hathaway Pines, CA 95233

Summer Hours (May – Oct)
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 2pm
Winter Hours (Nov – Apr)
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 2pm

(209) 795-1381 Phone
(209) 795-6849 Fax
(209) 795-2854 TDD

Mi-Wok Ranger District

24695 Highway 108
P.O. Box 100
Mi-Wuk-Village, CA 95346

Hours All Year
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

(209) 586-3234 Phone
(209) 586-0643 Fax
(209) 586-0262 TDD

Groveland Ranger District

24545 Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321

Summer Hours (Apr – Aug)
Monday – Sunday 8am – 3:30pm
Winter Hours (September – March)
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday 8am – 3:30pm

(209) 962-7825 Phone
(209) 962-7412 Fax
(209) 962-6406 TDD

Summit Ranger District

#1 Pinecrest Lake Road
Pinecrest, CA 95364

Summer Hours (including holidays)
Monday & Friday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8am – 4:30pm
Fall/Spring Hours
Monday – Saturday 8am – 4:30pm
Winter Hours (Dec to mid-Jan)
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

(209) 965-3434 Phone
(209) 965-3372 Fax
(209) 965-0488 TDD

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