Recreation

Water Activities Highway 120

Highway 120 Traveler Map

 

Road- Accessible Lakes

Key Name Acres Notes
5 Cherry Lake 1.5 Largest lake on the Stanislaus National Forest. Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed. Lake is opened year round, but can close temporarily in bad weather. 

 


Day Use River Access

Key Name (Trail mileage is one way) Location (Directions from Highway 120) River Notes
1 Andresen Mine (4.5 miles) Take Cherry Lake Rd. approximately 9 miles to Early Intake.  Cross bridge and bear left.  About 1 mile beyond the bridge turn left of 1S3Y to Holm Powerhouse. Park in turnout before the bridge.  Trail begins across bridge and proceeds downstream. Trail follows the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River. Best access to the river is within the first few miles from Holm Powerhouse/Trailhead.
B Hamby Trail (2 miles) 8 miles from Groveland turn left onto Ferretti Rd. Travel 2.5 miles then turn right (at sign to Tuolumne Trails). Stay to the left and follow signs to trailhead (.7 miles).   Trail joins the Tuolumne River Trail downstream of the Clavey River confluence.
A Indian Creek Trail Take Ferretti Rd in Groveland. Turn left at Clements Rd.  Where road narrows, turn right through gate and follow signs to the trailhead parking lot.   Trail ends at Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River
E Preston Falls Trail Take Cherry Lake Rd to Early Intake. After the bridge, turn right and continue past Early Powerhouse to trailhead. Trail follows the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River and ends at waterfall
C Tuolumne River Canyon Trail Take Lumsden Road off of Ferretti road, approximately 4.5 to trailhead.  High clearance vehicle is advised. Trail follows the south side of the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River to the confluence of the Clavey River  
F Carlon Falls Day Use Turn left on Evergreen Rd.  Trailhead is located in the Carlon Day Use Area on the northeast side of the South Fork of the Tuolumne River.  River follows river into Yosemite National Park and ends at waterfall.
2 Rainbow Pool 15 Mile east of Groveland off Hwy 120. Waterfall viewing area on the South Fork of the Tuolumne River. No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service – pack it in, pack it out.  
6 Meral's Pool Take Lumsden Road off of Ferretti Road approximately 4.5 miles. High clearance vehicle is advised Rafting/Kayak launch.  River permits are required from May 1 thru October 15

 


Campground River Access

Key Name Location River Notes
4 Dimond O Campground 6 miles on Evergreen Rd from Highway 120. Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River runs along campground.
5 Cherry Valley Campground From Groveland: 14 miles east on Highway 120, turn left onto Cherry Lake Rd. Go 23 miles and turn left onto Cottonwood Rd. Campground entrance is on right after 0.5 miles.From Tuolumne: Take Cottonwood Rd 31 miles to campground entrance on left. Water access to Cherry Lake at Boat Ramp (See Lake Access). No parking or swimming on boat launch ramp.
6 Lumsden Campground 7.5 miles from Groveland turn left onto Ferretti Rd. Go 3  miles turn right onto Lumsden Rd. (Route 1N10). 5 miles down road. High clearance vehicle is advised Part of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River.  Raft/Kayak launch (permits required from May 1 thru October 15).
8 Lumsden Bridge Campground 7.5 miles from Groveland turn left onto Ferretti Rd.  Go 3  miles turn right onto Lumsden Rd. (Route 1N10). 8 miles down road. High clearance vehicle is advised Part of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River.  
7 South Fork Campground 7.5 miles from Groveland turn left onto Ferretti Rd.  Go 3  miles turn right onto  Lumsden Rd. (Route 1N10). 6 miles down road. High clearance vehicle is advised Part of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River.  

 



 





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