Sonora, CA — The lingering drought has forced one change that will affect campers planning a trip to the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) this summer.
Forest spokesperson Veronica Garcia says, due to state conservation measures, water will be scarce. “We do encourage the public to bring their own water, especially if they have an RV (recreation vehicle). Many of the areas on the forest will no longer provide water. One of those areas is Brightman Flat, where the water will be shut off.” She adds that in Pinecrest Lake day-use area, only bathrooms and fish cleaning stations will have water.
Here is the STF’s list of campground information:
Campgrounds on HWY 108 Corridor:
Summit District Office hours: Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.; Open Holidays
Mi-Wok District Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Closed Holidays
Closed: Herring Creek Area; Eagle Meadow Area (Niagara CG/ORV)
Black Oak/TeleLi PuLaya
Clarks Fork A & B Loops
Upper Hwy 108:
Campgrounds on HWY 4 Corridor:
Calaveras District Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Closed Holidays
Closed: Highland Lakes
Lake Alpine West
Union and Utica Reservoir
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Lodgepole (open all year).
Campgrounds on HWY 120 Corridor:
Groveland District Office hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Open Holidays
Closed: South Fork
For updates on camping in the forest, click here.