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...
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.
Phoenix (June 11, 2012) -- There is apparently misinformation circulating on the internet and in the media that there is to be a “roundup” and “slaughter” of horses on the Tonto National Forest. We have been contacted by many people to express their concerns and would like to reassure them:
Death Pipes are everywhere. Any open top vertical pipe is a death trap to birds and other wildlife.
This is an invisible problem. Unlike birds colliding with buildings, windows or other structures where they remain visible and obvious to people, birds, trapped in pipes end up dying a slow death completely unnoticed in sewer systems, septic tanks and other hidden locations.
This is a widespread problem that kills millions of birds and one that individuals can work to solve with little cost and effort.