Sourgrass Day Use

Area Status: Open
Sourgrass Day Use Entrance Sign Sourgrass Day Use Area North Fork Stanislaus River Sourgrass Day Use Warning Sign Sourgrass Day Use Pack In Pack Out Sign


On the North Fork of the Stanislaus River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Fees: The Forest Service operates Sourgrass Day Use Area and charges $5 per group per vehicle. Please follow kiosk instructions for fee payment.  The America the Beautiful Interagency Senior, Access, Annual, Military, 4th Grade and Volunteer passes are honored and provide free use of the area, please display your pass on your dashboard.
Open Season: Year-round
Restrictions: No overnight camping
Water: Potable water at campground across the river in summer season
Restroom: Vault toilet

General Information


From Hwy 4 at Dorrington, go 5 miles northeast on Boards Crossing Road/Forest Road 5N02. Pass the campground entrance, cross the bridge over the North Fork Stanislaus River, and turn left into the day use area parking. Located across river from Wakalu Hep Yo (Wild River) Campground.

General Notes:

No trash removal; take all your trash and waste with you when you leave.


Day use parking for approximately 15 cars in addition to picnic area. Gravel surface.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Trout fishing.


No. of Sites 10
Fire Information Campfire permits are not required within developed day use sites; however, campfires are limited to the grills provided. For campfires outside of outside of open, developed forest recreation sites, please see the current campfire restrictions on the Passes and Permits page under "Campfire Permits."

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