Recreation

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California Highway 120

California Highway 108

California Highway 4

Due to COVID-19 and our desire to focus on public and employee safety, conditions may change more rapidly that we can update the information below.  For the time being, please refer to our home page for updated general forest information, including Forest Closure Order STF-16-2020-16.

Because many more visitors are recreating on Stanislaus NF you are urged to do all you can to help keep the forest healthy and safe. You can do that by practicing  the seven principles of Leave No Trace:

1. Plan Ahead & Prepare

2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces (No Overnight Camping at trailhead or along trail)

3. Dispose of Waste Properly (Pack it In, Pack it Out)

4. Leave What You Find

5. Minimize Campfire Impacts

6. Respect Wildlife

7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For additional information, please visit https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alpine Bypass Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Alpine Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Ranger station is closed for the season.
Andresen Mine Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Arnold Rim Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - Cedar Center Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - Logging Musuem Trailhead-Arnold Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - San Domingo Southern Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - Sheep Ranch Rd & Valley View Dr Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - Sheep Ranch Road & 4N41Y Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnold Rim Trail - Valley View Drive Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Arnot Creek TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Maps. 
Asa Lake/ Lower Gardner Meadow Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Backpacker's Camp (Campground) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Campground is closed for the season.
Baker Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.  Contact Kennedy Meadows Resort for more information 209.965.3911
Bear Valley to Lake Alpine Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
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) Day use is CLOSED. Access road is severely damaged and CLOSED due to Storm Damage.
Beardsley Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Reservoir is accessible by foot only.
Bee Gulch Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Bee Gulch Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Bell Meadow TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE!  High clearance 4-wheel drive recommended vehicles recommended. For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Maps.
Bennett Juniper Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is OPEN. For more site information go to Save The Redwoods League at www.savetheredwoods.org
Big Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  Campground is closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available at campground sites.
Big Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Campground is closed.
Black Springs OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Day use only. Campground is under construction. Please do not enter the campground while construction is underway.
Bloomfield Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. 
Boulder Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Bower Cave Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Bower Cave is closed. Normally no permit is required to view the cave. Entering the cave is prohibited.
Brightman Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474
Bull Run Creek Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Bull Run Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Calaveras Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Closed due to COVID-19; reopening date unknown at this time. Regular Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed holidays.
Camp Irene Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Carlon Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Day Use Area is open. 
Carlon Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness - Highway 108 Access Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness - Highway 4 Access Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Cascade Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Campground is CLOSED for the season.
Cherry Creek Put-In Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Put-In is open for day use only.  Wild & Scenic River flows range from 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to over 12,500 cfs. For current flow information visit dreamflows.com or call 209-962-7825 during regular business hours.
Cherry Lake Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open
Cherry Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Cherry Valley Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Chickaree Day Use/ Picnic Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Please be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue, and drinking water, as some services may not 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! Water is on at nearby campgrounds.
China Flat Day Use Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day use area CLOSED by Tri-Dam due to construction between Aug. 31 and Nov. 30. Please do not enter the day use area.
Clark Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.  Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Clark Fork Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.
Clark Fork TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open. No services available at trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE!
Columns of the Giants Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail and parking area are OPEN for day use only. 
Cottonwood Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is OPEN.  No other services are available.
County Line TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Vehicle access road to trailhead is OPEN.
Coyote Meadows TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Access road (Herring Creek Road #4N12) to trailhead is OPEN
Crabtree Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is currently closed for winter recreation.
Crabtree TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open. 
Crandall / Deer Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) - OHV trails are open. Trash removal is not provided, so Pack it in, Pack it out.  Campground is winterized for the season. OK to camp with no services and no fee required between Nov. 10 and Dec. 15, as long as weather and snow conditions allow.
Dardanelle Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Deadman Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED. Contact Kennedy Meadows Resort for more information 209.965.3911
Deer Creek Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Deer Valley/ Stevenot Camp Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Dimond O Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Dimond O Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Disaster Creek TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open.
Donnell Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Road to Donnell Reservoir is CLOSED.
Donnell Vista Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail and Day Use Area is open for day use only. 
Douglas Flat Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is open for day use only; no services are available. 
Duck Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Eagle Meadow Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is closed.
Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Elephant Rock Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4) Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant Wilderness Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Online wilderness permits are now available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant/ MCCT Trail (Emigrant West Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant/ MCCT Trail (Lakeshore Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant/ MCCT Trail (Mosquito Lakes Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant/ MCCT Trail (Silver Valley Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Emigrant/ MCCT Trail (Stanislaus Meadow Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Eureka Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is closed. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Fence Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.
Fraser Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Fraser Flat Fishing Pier Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Gardner Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Gianelli TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Access road (Gianelli Rd #4N47) to trailhead is open, but parking at the trailhead is closed due to hazard trees.
Gooseberry Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open for summer recreation.
Grouse Flat Dispersed Camp Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4) Camping area is temporarily closed.
No campfires allowed. Due to critical fire conditions there are NO FIRES allowed anywhere on the forest except in developed campgrounds. The closest developed campground is Hermit Valley Campground, one mile west on Highway 4; campfires are permitted there in the metal campfire rings only.
Groveland Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District is temporarily closed. Normal hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.
Hamby Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Heiser Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Hermit Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. 
Herring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Campground is CLOSED.
Herring Reservoir Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED
Highland Creek Trail (Highland Creek Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Highland Creek Trail (Silver Valley Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Highland Creek Trailhead (at Highland Lakes) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Highland Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Highland Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. 
Highway 108 Sno-Park Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Highway 108 Sno-Park is CLOSED for the 2019/2020 winter season.
Hull Creek / Trout Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) - OHV Area is open for day use only.
Hull Creek Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)   Campground is open.  Trash removal is not provided, so Pack it in, Pack it out.  Campground is winterized for the season. OK to camp with no services and no fee required between Nov. 10 and Dec. 15, as long as weather and snow conditions allow.
Hunter Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). Hunter Creek area is open. Use limited to OHV, ATV and motorcycle trails. 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)- Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.�
Inspiration Point Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Interface OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Kennedy Meadows TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is open.
Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED
Lake Alpine Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Lake Alpine Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Recreation area is closed for the season, no services available.
Lake Alpine SNO-PARK Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Lake Valley Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Lakeshore Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Lakeshore Trail/ Inspiration Point Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Little Golden Forest Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps.Interpretive Trail. Self-guided brochures available at Groveland Ranger Station.
Lodgepole Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the entire 2020 season.
Lodgepole Overflow Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season.
Lost Claim Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Lost Claim Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
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) Lumsden 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!
Lyons Reservoir (PG&E) Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Lyons Reservoir Day Use Area is a PG&E facility.  Road 3N14, Lyons Lake Road (PGE) - Hwy 108 to Lyons Lake Day Use Area is closed.
Marmot Day Use/ Picnic Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Please be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and drinking water, as some services may not 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! Water is off. Flush toilet closed; porta-potty in parking lot. Vault toilet scheduled to be installed 8/24/20 near parking lot.
Meadowview Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is closed.   Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474
Merals Pool Put-In Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Put-In is OPEN. Wild & Scenic River flows range from 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to over 12,500 cfs. For current flow information visit dreamflows.com or call 209-962-7825 during regular business hours.
Mi Wok Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Mi-Wok Ranger Station (Hwy 108) The 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) Day Use Area is open. No overnight camping. 
Milk Ranch Meadow Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Mill Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Mokelumne Wilderness Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Moore Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) 
Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
No drinking water or trash disposal. Bring your own toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, and drinking water, and pack out all of your trash and waste.
Mosquito Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. 
Mosquito Lakes Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Mosquito Lakes to Pacific Valley/ MCCT Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Mosquito Lks to PacificV/MCCT (Mosq Lks Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Mosquito Lks to PacificV/MCCT (PacificV Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Niagara Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Campground is CLOSED.
Niagara OHV Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED.
North Fork Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED
North Fork Stanislaus River Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Osborne Ridge Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Pacific Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. 
Pacific Valley Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Pigeon Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2020 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474
Pine Marten Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season. Bear boxes are available at this campground. 
Pine Valley Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED
Pinecrest Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground CLOSED.  Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Pinecrest Lake Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Open for day use only, dawn to dusk.
Pinecrest Lake Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) The Recreation Area and the Day Use Area are OPEN.  Plan ahead for alternate location to recreate if parking lots are full and day use area is crowded. Parking will be strictly enforced.
Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail is OPEN for the 2020 season.
Pines Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) 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. There is no trash removal during the winter season - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave!
Pioneer Trail Group Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Group Campground is CLOSED. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474 or visit Dodge Ridge campgrounds.
Preston Falls Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)-�Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Rainbow Pool Day Use Area Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Day Use Area is open. No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service; pack it in, pack it out. 
Rim of the World Vista Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)�Rim of the World Vista is open. No restrooms or services available.
River Ranch Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). River Ranch Campground is part private, part public. The private sites on River Ranch Campground are open; the public sites in Hacienda Campground remain closed.
Riverside Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Riverside Day Use Area is CLOSED for day use. 
Rock Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Rock Lake Trail (from Silver Valley Trailhead) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Round Valley SNO-PARK Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Sand Bar Flat Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).  Campground is winterized for the season. OK to camp with no services and no fee required between Nov. 10 and Dec. 15, as long as weather and snow conditions allow. No trash service - Pack it in, Pack it out!
Sand Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is temporarily closed.  Campfires and fuel stoves are prohibited under Regional Order.  No fees and no services are available such as water, trash removal, and toilet facilities.  Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209-965-3474.
Sand Flat Campground (4wd only) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is temporarily closed. Due to extreme fire danger no ignition sources are allowed: no campfires, propane or gel fuel campstoves, no smoking. Please be self-reliant and bring your own soap, toilet tissue, hand sanitizer and drinking water, and be prepared to remain socially distant from others not in your group.
Sandy Meadow Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Sandy Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Seven Pines TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is OPEN for day use only.
Shadow of the Mi-Wok Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trail is OPEN
Silver Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is is closed.  Bear boxes are available in this campground.
Silver Valley Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Silvertip Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Slick Rock Jeep Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) 
Sonora Pass TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Trailhead is open. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Maps. .
Sourgrass Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Please be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue, and drinking water, as some services may not be available, and social distancing will be important. No drinking water or trash removal - take all your trash and waste with you when you leave!
Sourgrass Recreation Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
South Fork Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - South Fork 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!
Spicer Reservoir Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
No overnight camping at the boat lot parking.
Spicer Reservoir Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  Campground is closed. 
Spicer Reservoir Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Reservoir Picnic Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer SNO-PARK Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Sand Flat Trailhead (at Spicer Reservoir) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
St. Marys Pass TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is open. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Maps. 
Stanislaus Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Stanislaus River Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available in the campground.
Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) OPEN year-round
Summit Lake/ Mud Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Summit Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed. Normally open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., open holidays.
Sweetwater Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Sweetwater 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. There is no trash removal during the winter season - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave!
TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108): Campground is CLOSED.
Trail of the Gargoyles Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is reachable by vehicle.
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)- Trumbull Peak Special Interest Area is OPEN. No public motorized access from Dec. 15 to April 15 due to seasonal road closures.
Tryon Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Tuolumne River Canyon Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)�Trailhead is open. Vehicle access may be difficult due to seasonal road closures and snowy conditions. No services available at any trailhead. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, PLEASE! For a list of seasonally closed roads view the Stanislaus National Forest's�Motor Vehicle Use Maps.�Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open – Wild & Scenic River flows range from 500cfs to over 12,500cfs. For current flow information visit dreamflows.com or call 209-962-7825 during regular business hours.
Union East Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4) Campground is closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available at this campground.
Union East Campground to Elephant Rock Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Open. Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Union West Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4) Campground is closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available at this campground.
Upper Gardner Meadow Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Utica Campgrounds Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campgrounds are closed for the season.  Bear boxes are available at Sandy Flat and Rocky Point campgrounds.
Utica/Union Reservoirs Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Wakalu Hep Yo (Wild River) Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Campground is temporarily closed.
Please be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue, and drinking water, as some services may not 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! Water is on.
Waterhouse TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Access road (Herring Creek Rd - #4N12) to trailhead is OPEN
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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Vehicle access road to trailhead is OPEN.
Wheats Meadow Trailhead (Spicer Dam Side)(CIW) Open to Visitor
Wheats Meadow Trailhead (Spicer Dam side) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Wheeler Ridge/ Wheeler Lake Trail Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
 
Woodchuck Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.

Spotlights

Cherry Creek Put-In

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Areas & Activities

Highlights

One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire

 



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