The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the eastern center of California.
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Vista Point on Highway 4 Sonora pass on Highway 108 Spicer Reservoir on the Calaveras Ranger District Image of a Pinecone on the Summit Ranger District Image of Lumsden Campground on the Groveland Ranger District Image of Lake Alpine on the Calaveras Ranger District

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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The Stanislaus National Forest Solicits Campground Concessionaire:
Click here for the Campground and Related Granger-Thye Concessions Prospectus or click here to read the interest letter. 

Stanislaus Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project Proposed Action:   Map, documents and instructions for commenting are available 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 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.

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Recent News


Rim Reforestation Proposed Action

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The Forest is now requesting public comment on the Rim Fire Reforestation proposal... 


Rebuilding Berkeley Organization Camp

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The Forest and City of Berkeley are working in partnership to begin the Special Use Permit process to rebuild the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, an organization camp destroyed by the 2013 Rim Fire.

Travel Management Rule


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

Fire Danger Level: Very High