For over 2000 years the Miwuk people lived seasonally in this canyon, gathering food, and fishing the river. The Miwuk word WaKaLuu means river and Hep Yoo describes an untamed or wild force of nature. This beautiful campground is set in mature conifer and oak forest on the North Fork Stanislaus River.
At a Glance
Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. Some campsites will be closed due to Hazard Trees. Campground back loop (campsites 26-52) will temporarily be closed on July 7-10 and July 14-17.
"Special Event" July 9-12 and August 20-23 will close the back loop (campsites 26-52).
Emergency medical services available at the Arnold Medical Clinic in the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold, or at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas (Highway 49). Gas, groceries, camping supplies are available in Arnold and Camp Connell.
Flush and Vault
Forest Service - Campground Host on-site
Highway 4 to Dorrington, south on Board's Crossing-Sourgrass Road.
Camping & Cabins
For over 2000 years the Miwuk people lived seasonally in this canyon, gathering food, and fishing the river. The Miwuk word WaKaLuu means river and Hep Yoo describes an untamed or wild force of nature. This beatiful campground is set in mature conifer and oak forest on the North Fork Stanislaus River. May accommodate R.V.'s up to 50 feet in length.
Campground is located on the site of an ancient Miwuk Indian village, within the Sourgrass Recreation Complex. Significant Native American artifacts such as grinding stones and middens have been preserved. Nearby fishing, picnic/day use area, river shore trails, and whitewater boating launch.
No. of Sites
River and Stream Fishing
Nearby river fishing
The river can be treacherous. Please be aware that the current is swift and water levels can fluctuate. Swimming is not recommended.
Programs on Flint-knapping and basket weaving are seasonal favorites offered at this campground. Please check back for the upcoming summer schedule.