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


Stanislaus National Forest snow

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

For Rim Fire Recovery media inquiries call 209-432-3709 or

View the new Rim Fire Recovery page. Click here..

The Stanislaus National Forest has a variety of permanent and temporary positions available. This is the time to apply! Click here..

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 2012)- 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


Tuolumne River Permit

The Forest Service has managed rafting on the Tuolumne River since 1975. Commercial outfitters operate within a permit system under which the number of trips and passengers are limited. In a further effort to protect the river resources and promote user safety, all non-commercial floaters were also required to obtain permits through the Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District Office.


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.  

Travel Management Rule


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