Sand Bar Flat Campground

Area Status: Open
Sand Bar Flat CampsiteSand Bar Flat Day Use RestroomsSand Bar Flat Day Use Stream

Forested site on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).  Potable water is not available at this time. Bring your own potable water. Questions? Call the Summit Ranger Station 209-965-3434. 
Reservations: First come, first serve. No reservations can be made for Sand Bar Flat Campground.
Fees: The Forest Service operates Sand Bar Flat Campground and charges the following fees: New campsite fee prices, 2024 & 2025 $20 per night for single site, $40 per night for double site; In 2026  fee raises to $25 per night for single site and $50 per night for double site. The America the Beautiful, Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored and receive 50% off the nightly rate. Only applicable to the single site the pass holder occupies.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping.
Permit Info: If you wish to use a stove, grill, or have a campfire it is recommended, but not required, that you get a campfire permit.  This FREE Permit can be obtained at or at any ranger station. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it.
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Max length for RV/Trailers - 35ft.  Road is NOT ADVISABLE for large RVs and trailers. The winding road is steep, narrow and is not paved past Fraser Flat Campground. Camp in designated sites only. The number of people permitted in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days.   
Closest Towns: Cold Springs, Pinecrest, Twain Harte and Sonora. CA
Water: Potable
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Passes Honored: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes Provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees at Fraser Flat Campground.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping.  
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 10 miles north of Highway 108 at Spring Gap turnoff (Fraser Flat Road).

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Campground Camping

Forested site on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River.

No. of Sites 10
Reservation Info first-come, first-served
Status: Open
Fees: $12 for single site, $24 for double site

RV Camping

Forested site on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River. Beautiful fishing spot with accessible fishing bridge. Not advisable for Large R. V. 's or trailers. Road is steep, narrow and windy. Picnic tables, fire rings with grills and vault toilets.

Fees: $12.00 per night $24.00 for double site
Reservation info: No reservations.  First come - First served.
Best Season: May through September

River and Stream Fishing

Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. Day Use area and campgrounds. Small bridge over river. Special regulations apply per California Department of Fish and Game. See "Restrictions" below.

Current Conditions: Open. 
Fees: Day use area is free.
Hours of Operation: Day use area open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.


Day use area is located on the northeast side of the campground near bridge.Two day use sites include tables, drinking water, restrooms and garbage service. Area is open 6 am to 9 pm daily. Not advisible for trailers or motor homes. Road is not paved, steep and narrow.  

Current Conditions: Open.
Fees: Day use area: No fee
Hours of Operation: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.

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