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


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Near Herring Cr Rd


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

Seasonal road closures are in effect. For more information contact 209-532-3671.

The Stanislaus National Forest has a Facebook! Click here

For Rim Fire Recovery media inquiries call 209-532-3671 ext. 259 or

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 2014)- 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


All Firefighters go Home to their Families After their Shift


The Number One Rule of Firefighting: “All Firefighters go Home to their Families After their Shift”

Travel Management Rule


The Stanislaus National Forest  is actively engaged in management of its transportation system. The objectives of transportation planning are to...


Rim Fire Recovery EIS and Record of Decision

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The  EIS discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from four alternatives.  

Artist in the Woods

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The Stanislaus National Forest and 3FIA announces the opening of the application process for the 2015 Artist in the Woods program.