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

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.   Read more...

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Recent News


Rim Fire Reforestation

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The Forest is now developing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Rim Fire Reforestation proposal... 

Stanislaus NF community partner wins national award

The Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) was recognized by the U.S. Forest Service 2014 Recreation, Heritage & Volunteer Resources, Volunteers & Service Annual Awards Program for their outstanding restoration work performed in partnership with the Stanislaus National Forest (STF).


Summer of Success


This summer, several Tuolumne County students participated in a resource-management, work experience program on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) from June 22nd through July 30th

Turning Lives Around

The Cornerstone Project has real jobs for real people.   Photo courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

Is it possible for an organization to improve forest health, provide a stable financial base for a local community and change people’s lives at the same time? 


Travel Management Rule


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

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.

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Fire Danger Level: Very High