Recreation

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alpine Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Andresen Mine Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Arnot Creek TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Backpacker's Camp (Campground) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Closed for the season.
Baker Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Beardsley Dam Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Beardsley Day Use Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Closed for the season.
Beardsley Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Bell Meadow TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Bennet Juniper Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Big Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4))-Campground is gated with no water or services, but usable for walk-in camping depending on weather conditions.
Big Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Campground is gated with no water or services, but usable for walk-in camping depending on weather conditions.
Black Springs OHV Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Bloomfield Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Boulder Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Bower Cave Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- No permit required to view the cave. Entering the cave is prohibited.
Brightman Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Calaveras Ranger Station Open to Visitor Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.
Carlon Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Walk-in permitted. No public motorized access from Dec. 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018 due to seasonal road closures.
Carlon Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Cascade Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Cherry Lake Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Gate across spillway and dam is TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to Dam Valve Replacement Project. Will reopen April 15.
Cherry Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Closed for the season.
Chickaree Day Use Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-
China Flat Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Clark Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Clark Fork Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Clark Fork TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Columns of the Giants Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Cottonwood Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
County Line TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Access road (Fence Creek Road) may not be passible to low clearance vehicles.
Coyote Meadows TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Crabtree Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Crabtree TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Crandall / Deer Creek Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).   No public motorized access from Dec. 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018 due to seasonal road closures.
Dardanelle Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Deadman Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Dimond O Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)  Closed for the season.
Disaster Creek TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is OPEN
Donnell Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Donnell Vista Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Eagle Meadow Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Eureka Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Fence Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Fraser Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).  Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Fraser Flat Fishing Pier Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area within Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Gianelli TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Gooseberry Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Groveland Ranger Station Open to Visitor Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.
Hamby Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Hermit Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Herring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season
Herring Reservoir Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season
Highland Lakes Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Highway 108 Sno-Park Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Highway 108 Sno-Park is OPEN. Over-Snow opportunities are not yet available for the 2017/2018 season.
Hull Creek / Trout Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)  No public motorized access from Dec. 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018 due to seasonal road closures.
Hull Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground winterized for season. Open with no services or fees. Pack in Pack out!
Hunter Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). OHV, ATV, Motorcycle trails. Limited use. Restricted to N.F.T.S. roads. For more information and other OHV riding opportunities on Forest Service lands, please visit the California State Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.
Indian Creek Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area. No public motorized access from December 16 to April 14 due to seasonal road closures.
Kennedy Meadows TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Kerrick Corrals Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Lake Alpine Campground Closed to Visitor  Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Lake Alpine Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Closed for the season.
Little Golden Forest Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Interpretive Trail. Self-guided brochures available at Groveland Ranger Station.
Lodgepole Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Campground is gated with no water or services, but is usable for walk-in camping as long as weather permits.
Lodgepole Overflow Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Campground is gated with no water or services, but is usable for walk-in camping until weather permits.
Lost Claim Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is closed for the season.
Lumsden Bridge Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Closed due to road damage.
Lumsden Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground opened year round. Lumsden road can close due to weather/road conditions.
Lyons Reservoir (PG&E) Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Managed by PG&E. Seasonal closure November 1, 2017.
Marmot Day Use Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Meadowview Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Mi Wok Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger Station front desk is closed. Please visit Summit Ranger Station at Pinecrest or the Supervisor's Office in Sonora for information and assistance.
Middle Fork Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) No overnight camping
Mill Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Closed for the season.
Mosquito Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Niagara Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Niagara OHV Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
North Fork Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Pacific Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed for the season.
Pigeon Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Pine Marten Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Closed for the season.
Pine Valley Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Closed for the season. Not Accessible due to Storm Damage.
Pinecrest Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474
Pinecrest Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is OPEN year-round.
Pinecrest Lake Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) OPEN year-round.
Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail can be hiked year-round.
Pines Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Winter camping- No fee and no water. Pack in, pack out.
Pioneer Trail Group Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Reservations can be made through October 15. Campground is free for winter use after Oct. 15.
Preston Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)-Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Rainbow Pool Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service – pack it in, pack it out. No public motorized access from Dec. 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018 due to seasonal road closures.
Rim of the World Vista Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)
River Ranch Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). Seasonal closure expected on November 1st.
Riverside Day Use Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Sand Bar Flat Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). Campground winterized for season. Open with no services or fees. Pack in Pack out!
Sand Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Sand Flat Campground (4wd only) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Campground closure will depend on weather conditions.
Seven Pines TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) -Obstacles & snowy conditions may exist on the trail.
Shadow of the Mi-Wok Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - OPEN year-round.
Silver Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Closed for the season.
Silvertip Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) - Closed for the season.
Sonora Pass TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) 
Sourgrass Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-
South Fork Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground opened year round. Lumsden road can close due to weather/road conditions.
Spicer Reservoir    Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Reservoir Area    Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-
Spicer Reservoir and Spicer Group Campgrounds Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Campground is gated with no water or services, but will be usable for walk-in camping until weather permits.
St. Marys Pass TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail may be under snow in some places.
Stanislaus River Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Campground has no water or services, but is available for walk-in.
Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Summit Ranger Station Open to Visitor
Sweetwater Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is closed for the season.
TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Trail of the Gargoyles Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail is not accessible to vehicles due to seasonal road closures.
Trail of the Survivors Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - OPEN year round.
Trumbull Peak Special Interest Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- No public motorized access from Dec. 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018 due to seasonal road closures.
Tuolumne River Canyon Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)
Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- A free, mandatory permit is required to float between Cherry Creek and Merals Pool and from Merals Pool to Ward's Ferry from May 1 to October Permits can be issured over the phone 1 day in advance. All permits can be picked up at the Groveland Ranger Station.To reserve a permit, please fill out a non-commercial boating permit application.
Utica/Union Reservoirs Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Campground has no water or services, but is available for walk-in.
Wakalu Hep Yo (Wild River) Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)- Campground has no water or services, but is available for walk-ins.
Waterhouse TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Road may be snow/damaged in places.
West Side Railroad Grade Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). NO DRINKING WATER availible after parking area. Closed to motorized vehicles. Excellent spring wildflowers but hot temperatures. Bring extra drinking water.
Wheats Meadow TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is TEMPORARILY CLOSED.  Access road (Fence Creek Road) may not be passible to low clearance vehicles.

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Groveland Ranger Station

Location: 24545 Highway 120
                 Groveland, CA 95321
Phone:     (209) 962-7825

Areas & Activities

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One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

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