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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 a list of RV parks, go here.

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
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm

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

Calaveras Ranger District

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

Summer Hours (May – Oct)
M-F: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am to 2:00 pm

Winter Hours (Nov – Apr)
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm Sat: 8:30am to 2:00pm

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

Mi-Wok Ranger District

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

Hours All Year
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm

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

Groveland Ranger District

24545 Highway 120 Groveland, CA 95321

Summer Hours (Apr – Aug)
M-Sun: 8:00am to 3:30pm

Winter Hours (September – March)
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm Sat: 8:00am – 3:30pm

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

Summit Ranger District

#1 Pinecrest Lake Road Pinecrest, CA 95364

Summer Hours (including holidays)
M & F: 8:00am to 5:00pm
T, W, & Th: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fall/Spring Hours
M-Sat: 8:00am to 4:30 pm
Winter Hours (Dec to mid-Jan)
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm

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