Things To Do

Dimond O Campground Silvertip Camping 2 Beardsley Day Use Area
Camping  Dispersed Camping Picnic/Day Use
Most campgrounds are first-come, first-served basis, except for six campgrounds.  To “get away from it all” try dispersed camping in an area with no facilities and no fees. Picnic Sites/ Day Use sites with restrooms are available for no fee for the day. 



Hiking Crabtree Family Fishing Biking on Road
Hiking/Backpacking Fishing Bicycling
Hike and see spectacular vistas, unique geological formations, and sparkling lakes.  The trout fishing season begins in late April and runs through mid-November; a license is required.  There are excellent mountain biking opportunities on trails and roads within the Forest that will lead you on an adventure. 



OHV riding Whitewater Rafting Snowmobile
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Water Activities Winter Sports
Many excellent off-road opportunities exist on the forest. Some routes are open year-round while other routes are open April 15 to Dec. 15. White water enthusiasts might consider a trip on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River or a journey down the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River. Winter provides a whole new realm of recreation opportunities on the Forest. From Snowshoeing to snowmobiling.



Annual Pass hunting photo [Photograph]: Horses running in Cooper Meadow.
Permits and Passes Hunting  Horse Riding 
National passes cover entrance fees on federal recreation areas and National Parks. Hunting is a seasonal activity. Be informed before visiting and follow state and federal laws. See the Sierra the way the settlers saw it, by horseback. Enjoy the quiet and solitude for a half-hour or a week-long packing trip



Interpretive Activities Hwy 4 Vista point Stanislaus National Forest Headquarters
Interpretive Programs Wilderness Areas Visitor Center
The Forest offers various interpretive programs throughout the summer. The Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant, and Mokelumne Wildernesses offer outstanding recreation opportunities in a natural setting. Stop by at one of our visitor centers in Pinecrest, Mi Wuk Village, Hathaway Pines, Groveland or Sonora.