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

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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

Forest seasonal roads and trails open April 15. For more information contact 209-532-3671.

Rim Reforestation Notice of Intent is now available. Click here to view

The Stanislaus National Forest has a Facebook! Click here

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

Click here to visit the Rim Fire website. 

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.

Recent News


Rim Reforestation Proposed Action

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


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.


Rim Fire Recovery gets Help from an Eagle Scout

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What do the first man on the moon, a TV host, a movie director and a Tuolumne County Sherriff have in common with a high school senior from Twain Harte, California?

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”

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