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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Andresen Mine Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Arnot Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger Districts (HWY 108) - Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Backpacker's Camp (Campground) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve 
Baker Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Beardsley Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This day-use area is currently open, weather and road closure dependent
Beardsley Dam Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season.
Beardsley Reservoir Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Beardsley Dam Road (5N02) is OPEN. Water level is below the concrete ramp. Winter conditions exist, 12/03/2015.
Bell Meadow Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Road closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 and Crabtree Road.
Bennet Juniper Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Eagle Meadow Road into the site is currently closed due to snow.
Big Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. No water available. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Big Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District- Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. No water available. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Black Springs OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Bloomfield Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District- This campground is first-come, first-serve. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Boulder Flat Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Bower Cave Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- No permit required to view the cave. Entering the cave is prohibited.
Brightman Flat Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season.
Carlon Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District(HWY 120) - Open.
Carlon Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Cascade Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Cherry Lake Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Motorboats not recommended due to low water level. Gate across spillway and dam open April 15 to December 15.
Cherry Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed for the season. Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Chickaree Day Use Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
China Flat Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This day-use area is currently open, weather and road closure dependent
Clark Fork Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Clark Fork Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is first-come, first-serve.
Clark Fork Trailhead Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Columns of the Giants Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail and trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Cottonwood Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This day-use area is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
County Line Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Coyote Meadows Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Road closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 and Herring Creek Road.
Crabtree Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Road closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 and Crabtree Road.
Crabtree Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Crabtree Road is currently closed to all wheeled and tracked vehicles. Winter conditions exist.
Crandall / Deer Creek Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Dardanelle Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District(HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Deadman Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Dimond O Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed for the season. Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Disaster Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Donnell Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108). Roads accessing Donnell Reservoir are open. Water level is below the ladder at the dam. Winter conditions exist, 11/09/2015. Road accessing Donnell is closed.
Donnell Vista Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail and trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Eagle Meadow Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Horse Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Eureka Valley Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season 11-9-2015.
Fence Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season 11-9-2015.
Fraser Flat Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Fraser Flat Fishing Pier Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) This recreation site is scheduled to close for the season on 10/12/2015.
Gianelli Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Road closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 and Crabtree Road.
Gooseberry Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Gate into Gooseberry Road is currently closed to wheeled and tracked vehicles. Winter conditions exist.
Hamby Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Hermit Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.  Bring drinking and washing water. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Herring Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Herring Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Highland Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Highway 108 Sno-Park Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108). Sno-Park facilities are open for the season, winter conditions exist in Sno-Park. The highway gate is closed, tracked vehicles permitted beyond the gate.
Hull Creek Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District-(HWY 108) This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/2/2015.
Hull Creek / Trout Creek Open to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Hunter Creek Open to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). OHV, ATV, Motorcycle trails. Limited use. Restricted to N.F.T.S. roads. For more information and other OHV riding opportunities on Forest Service lands, please visit the California State Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.
Indian Creek Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Kennedy Meadows Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Kerrick Horsecamp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Horse Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Lake Alpine Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. This campground is scheduled to close for the winter season on 9/29/15.
Lake Alpine Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This area consists of Lake Alpine, Silvertip, Pine Martin, Silver Valley, Backpackers walk-in, and Lodgepole Overflow. This area is first-come, first-serve. Lake Alpine & Pine Marten will closed on 9/29/15; Silvertip will close on 9/15/15/ and Silver Valley on 9/9/15.
Little Golden Forest Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Interpretive Trail. Self-guided brochures available at Groveland Ranger Station.
Lodgepole Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Lodgepole Overflow Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-
Lost Claim Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed for the season. Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Lumsden Bridge Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)-Open. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Lumsden Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)-Open. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Lyons Reservoir (PG&E) Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)-Managed by PG&E. Seasonal Closure November 1, 2015.
Marmot Day Use Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Meadowview Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Middle Fork Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Open.
Mill Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Mosquito Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.  Bring drinking and washing water. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Niagara Creek Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Niagara OHV Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
North Fork Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) This recreation site is scheduled to close for the season on 11/2/2015.
Pacific Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Pigeon Flat Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season.
Pine Marten Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.
Pine Valley Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Campground is currently closed. Gate closed at Highway 108 due to snow 11-9-2015.
Pinecrest Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is closed for the season.
Pinecrest Lake Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - OPEN year-round. Winter conditions exist, 12/03/2015.
Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail can be hiked year-round.  Snow and ice will be encountered during winter, use caution. Winter conditions exist.
Pines Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Open. No fees or water from October 4, 2015 to Spring 2016. Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Pioneer Trail Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- Available for reservations during the spring and summer months. Beginning October 19 and into the winter season, camping in Pioneer Campground is free. The vault toilet is open and maintained for campers to use, but no water or trash services will be available. Please pack-out your trash, thank you.
Preston Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)-Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Rainbow Pool Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Open. No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service – pack it in, pack it out.
Rim of the World Vista Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Open.
River Ranch Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). Reservations can be made at 209-928-3708. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/2/2015.
Riverside Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District- (HWY 108) This recreation site is scheduled to close for the season on 11/2/2015.
Sand Bar Flat Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/2/2015.
Sand Flat Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)- This campground is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Sand Flat Campground (4wd only) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- campground is first-come, first-serve.
Seven Pines Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Shadow of the Me-Wuk Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - OPEN year-round. Winter conditions exist.
Silver Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.
Silvertip Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.
Sonora Pass Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Highway closed to Sonora Pass Trailhead.  Not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Sourgrass Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed due to Rim Fire damages.
Spicer Reservoir Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Reservoir Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This area is first-come, first-serve.This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Spicer Reservoir and Spicer Group Campgrounds Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Group Camp Only reservation can be made at (209) 296-8895. Campgrounds are closed but area is open for day use and recreation. Water level is very low. Recommend boats that can be hand launched due to the low water level.
St. Marys Pass Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Stanislaus River Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve.  This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail and trailhead is currently open.  Weather and highway closure dependent. Winter conditions exist.
Summit Ranger Station Open to Visitor
Sweetwater Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed for the season. Reservation can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is closed for the season.
Trail of the Gargoyles Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail and trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park
Trail of the Survivors Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - OPEN year round. Winter conditions exist.
Trumbull Peak Special Interest Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- No public motorized access from December 16 to April 14 due to seasonal road closures.
Tuolumne River Canyon Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- A free, mandatory permit is required to float between Cherry Creek and Merals Pool and from Merals Pool to Ward's Ferry from May 1 to October 15. Permits can be picked up at the Groveland Ranger Station during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm).
Utica/Union Reservoirs Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- These campgrounds are first-come, first-serve. This campground is scheduled to close for the season on 11/1/15.
Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo (Wild River) Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- This campground is first-come, first-serve. 
Waterhouse Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Road closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 and Herring Creek Road.
West Side Railroad Grade Open to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). NO DRINKING WATER availible after parking area. Closed to motorized vehicles. Excellent spring wildflowers but hot temperatures. Bring extra drinking water.
Wheats Meadow Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger district (HWY 108) - This Trailhead is not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Highway closed to wheeled vehicles at Highway 108 Sno-Park

Spotlights

North Fork Stanislaus River

The North Fork Stanislaus River provides outstanding opportunities for experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Boaters may paddle a five-mile, Class IV stretch of the river between Sourgrass, near Dorrington, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park, just east of Arnold. The run offers an exciting adventure through a spectacularly beautiful, heavily timbered, isolated canyon, with abundant wildlife and numerous Native American and Gold Rush era artifacts. Rafting trips may be taken with one of three commercial outfitters currently licensed to run this river (highly recommended, due to the demanding and technical nature of the river) or, you may organize a private trip. Whichever way you go, please be sure to "Leave No Trace" of your visit to the North Fork, so that future users will find it as beautiful and pristine as you did.

Fire Danger Level: Low
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