Dardanelle Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
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Dardanelle Campground is situated in a mixed conifer forest along the banks of the Stanislaus River. It is located 23 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station on Highway 108, opposite the Dardanelle Resort. There are a total of 28 camping sites; two double sites and four walk-in sites. The main road and parking pads are paved. Restrooms are vault toilets. Water is piped; each hydrant serves several sites. A fee is charged for extra vehicle parking. Two trails travel from the campground to the Stanislaus 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: 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 Dardanelle Campground. Cash Only
Fees Dodge Ridge Corporation operates Dardanelle Campground and charges the following fees: CASH Only
  • $22.00 for a single-family site
  • $44.00 for a double-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. Passes are not accepted for group or double sites.  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 available at faucets throughout campground. Filling of RVs is prohibited.
Restroom: Vault toilets are available in 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. Passes are not accepted for group or double sites. 
Operated By: Dodge Ridge Corporation

General Information

Directions: 23 miles east of Pinecrest on Highway 108 across from Dardanelles Resort.

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Forested area along the Middle Fork Stanislaus River within the Brightman Recreation Area. Food and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. Fishing on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River (upper).

No. of Sites28
Reservation Infofirst-come, first-served

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.3423

  Longitude : 
-119.8323

  Elevation : 
5,800 feet

 



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