Big Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Located on the Calaveras Ranger District, this scenic campground is within a mature conifer forest of Red Fir and Lodgepole Pine, with scattered Quaking Aspen. Sites are large, private and shady. Natural granitic rock outcrops are scattered throughout. The Campground is located adjacent to Highway 4; some traffic noise may be apparent in individual sites close to the Highway. Maximum vehicle length is 27 feet. Not all sites RV accessible. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District - Open
Reservations: Big Meadow is a first-come, first-serve campground.  Reservations are no longer being taken for this campground.  Reservations already made will be honered.
Fees $19.00 per night.
Closest Towns: Emergency medical services are available at the Arnold Medical Clinic in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold, and at Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital in San Andreas (Highway 49). Food, gas, and camping supplies available in Arnold, Camp Connell, Bear Valley and Lake Alpine. Public (fee) showers are available at Lake Alpine Lodge.
Water: potable
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Adjacent to Big Meadow Group Campground, nine miles southwest of Lake Alpine on Highway 4, 20 miles east of Arnold


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Swimming and fishing for wild (non-stocked) Brown and Rainbow Trout is available in the North Fork Stanislaus River, via a 3/4 mile unmaintained trail.

No. of Sites68

RV Camping

This scenic campground is located within a mature conifer forest of Red Fir and Lodgepole Pine, with scattered Quaking Aspen. Sites are large, private and shady. Natural granitic rock outcrops are scattered throughout. The Campground is located adjacent to Highway 4; some traffic noise may be apparent in individual sites close to the Highway. Maximum vehicle length is 27 feet. Not all sites RV accessible.