Dardanelle Campground is situated in a mixed conifer forest along the banks of the Stanislaus River. It is located 23 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station on Highway 108, opposite the Dardanelle Resort. There are a total of 28 camping sites; two double sites and four walk-in sites. The main road and parking pads are paved. Restrooms are vault toilets. Water is piped; each hydrant serves several sites. A fee is charged for extra vehicle parking. Two trails travel from the campground to the Stanislaus River.
At a Glance
Summit Ranger District - This campground is first-come, first-serve.
Typically, Dardanelle Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Dardanelle Campground.
Dodge Ridge Corporation operates DardanelleCampground and charges the following fees:
$19.00 for a single-family site
$34.00 for a double-family site
Dodge Ridge Corporation operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionaires finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Campfire permits are not required in developed campgrounds. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Communities with gas and/or groceries:
Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
Potable water is available at faucets throughout campground. Filling of RVs is prohibited.
Vault toilets are available in the campground. No RV dump station available.
Dodge Ridge Corporation
Directions: 23 miles east of Pinecrest on Highway 108 across from Dardanelles Resort.
Camping & Cabins
Forested area along the Middle Fork Stanislaus River within the Brightman Recreation Area. Food, gas, and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. Fishing on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River (upper).