Brightman Flat Campground

Area Status: Open
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Brightman Campground is situated in a mixed conifer forest along the banks of the Stanislaus River. It is located 21 east of the Summit Ranger Station on Highway 108. There are two entrances to the campground and a total of 33 sites. The main road and parking pads are dirt. Restrooms are vault toilets. Each site has a table and metal fire ring. Potable water is not available. A fee is charged for extra vehicle parking. There is no designated trail down to the river.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is open. Be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and drinking water, as some services may not yet be available, and social distancing will be important. Trash removal is limited - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave! Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474
Operational Hours: Brightman Campground is open. Be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and drinking water, as some services may not yet be available, and social distancing will be important. Trash removal is limited - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave!
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Brightman Flat Campground.  Cash Only
Fees Dodge Ridge Corporation operates Brightman Campground and charges the following fees: Cash Only
  • $19.00 for a single-family site
The Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Passes are honored and provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees in the campground.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope or Pass must be shown to Host. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping. Dodge Ridge Corporation operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionaires finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
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 preventwildfiresca.org 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: May - October
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Closest Towns: Communities with gas and/or groceries:
  • Highway 108:
    • Sonora
    • Twain Harte
    • Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
    • Pinecrest
    • Strawberry
    • Dardanelle Resort
Water: Potable water is not available. Untreated water available from stream (if flowing). Treat water.
Restroom: Several vault toilets are located throughout the campground. No RV dump station available.
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Passes are honored and provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees in the campground.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope or Pass must be shown to Host. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping.
Operated By: Dodge Ridge Corporation

General Information

Directions: 22 miles east of Pinecrest on Highway 108.

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Forested area along the Middle Fork Stanislaus River within the Brightman Recreation Area. Fishing on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River (upper). Food, gas, and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. Food, gas, and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. Fishing on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River (upper).
No. of Sites32
Reservation Infofirst-come, first-served

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.351934

  Longitude : 
-119.848423

  Elevation : 
5700

 



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