Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo (Wild River) Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
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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

Current Conditions: 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.
Reservations: None. First-come, first-serve.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20.00
Open Season: 05/13/16 - Labor Day Weekend
Busiest Season: holiday weekends
Restrictions: "Special Event" July 9-12 and August 20-23 will close the back loop (campsites 26-52).
Closest Towns: 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.
Water: potable
Restroom: Flush and Vault
Operated By: Forest Service - Campground Host on-site

General Information

Directions:

Highway 4 to Dorrington, south on Board's Crossing-Sourgrass Road.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

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 Camping

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.

Reservation Infofirst-come, first-served
No. of Sites49

Fishing

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Outdoor Learning

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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets with showers
Accessible partially accessible
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Interpretive Site
Drinking water