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

Seasonal road closures are in effect. 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) 288-2119 or

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 Fire Restoration Public Meetings


The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking your engagement of our restoration of the Forest area affected by the Rim Fire of 2013, a fire that burned 257,314 acres of land.

Rim Reforestation Proposed Action

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


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?

Artist in the Woods

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The Stanislaus National Forest and 3FIA announces the opening of the application process for the 2015 Artist in the Woods program.


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”

Travel Management Rule


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

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