The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the eastern center of California.
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Stanislaus National Forest

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Welcome to the Stanislaus National Forest, where you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into cold clear streams cooling your feet while lost in the beauty of nature, raft the exciting Tuolumne River, or canoe one of the many gorgeous lakes. You can ride a horse, a mountain bike or a snowmobile. Clearly the choice is yours in the special places of the Stanislaus National Forest.  Read more...


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Latest Forest Information

For Rim Fire Recovery media inquiries call 209-432-3709 or

View the new Rim Fire Recovery page. Click here..

The Stanislaus National Forest has a variety of permanent and temporary positions available. This is the time to apply! Click here..

The Forest will be conducting prescribed burns on the forest. Find out where! Click here..

Motorized Travel Management information, maps and documents for the Final Environmental Impact Statement phase of the project are currently available.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (Updated 2012)- display roads and trails that are open for motor vehicle use by the public on the Stanislaus National Forest. The free maps also display public and private land ownership, plus any seasonal closures or restrictions by vehicle type.

Recent News


Climate Change in the Pacific Southwest

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Responding to the challenges presented by climate change is one of the most urgent tasks facing the Forest Service. "Climate change is the biggest conservation challenge facing the Forest Service in the 21st century and contributing to global efforts that help forests mitigate and adapt to climate change is a priority for the Forest Service in California." more

Pinecrest Recreation Area Improvements Coming!

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Following Labor Day weekend 2012, construction activities in the Pinecrest Day Use Area will begin. Improvements taking place include: rehabilitate/replace aging facilities and infrastructure, meet accessibility needs, improve circulation and parking.  Visit the PG & E website for updates...

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Rim Fire Hazard Trees Draft EA Package

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This EA discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from the Proposed Action and the No Action alternatives.

Artist in the Woods

Artist in the Woods

The Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall.