Recreation

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alpine Ranger Station Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open Thursday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed holidays
Andresen Mine Trail Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Arnot Creek TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Backpacker's Camp (Campground) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Baker Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Kennedy Meadows Resort for more information 209.965.3911
Beardsley Dam Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 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.
Bell Meadow TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Bennet Juniper Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles. 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) Open
Big Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Black Springs OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Bloomfield Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)  CALTrans closed Highway 4 due to winter conditions.
Boulder Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
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 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Calaveras Ranger Station Open to Visitor Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed 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 2018 season.
Cherry Lake Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open, water is below paved ramp level.
Cherry Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open for the season; Tioga Pass closed for winter.
Chickaree Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) No water.
China Flat Day Use Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED for the season.
Clark Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED forthe 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Clark Fork Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season.
Clark Fork TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Columns of the Giants Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Cottonwood Day Use Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
County Line TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Coyote Meadows TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Crabtree Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is currently OPEN for winter recreation - Think More Snow!
Crabtree TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Crandall / Deer Creek Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) - OHV Area is CLOSED for the season and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Dardanelle Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Deadman Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Kennedy Meadows Resort for more information 209.965.3911
Dimond O Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)  Open for the season. Tioga Pass closed for winter.
Disaster Creek TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Donnell Reservoir Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Road to Donnell Reservoir is CLOSED.
Donnell Vista Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Douglas Flat Day Use Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Eagle Meadow Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Eureka Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Fence Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season.
Fraser Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently 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 within Campground is CLOSED for the season. $5.00 day use fee. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Gianelli TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Gooseberry Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is OPEN for winter recreation - Think More Snow!
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) CALTrans closed Highway 4 due to winter conditions.
Herring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Herring Reservoir Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles..
Highland Lakes Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) CALTrans has closed Highway 4 due to winter weather.
Highway 108 Sno-Park Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Highway 108 Sno-Park is OPEN. Think MORE Snow!
Hull Creek / Trout Creek Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) - OHV Area is CLOSED for the season and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Hull Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)  Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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.
Interface OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Kennedy Meadows TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Lake Alpine Campground Closed to Visitor  Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) CALTrans closed Highway 4 due to winter conditions.
Lake Alpine Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
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) Open. Campground closed for winter Sept. 30
Lodgepole Overflow Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open  Campground closed for winter Sept. 30.
Lost Claim Campground Closed to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is open for the season. Tioga Pass is closed for winter.
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, 2018.
Marmot Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Meadowview Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
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) No overnight camping
Mill Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season.
Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Mosquito Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) CALTrans closed Highway 4 due to winter weather
Niagara Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED.
Niagara OHV Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
North Fork Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Pacific Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) CALTrans closed Highway 4 due to winter weather.
Pigeon Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Pine Marten Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open. Campground closed Sept. 30.
Pine Valley Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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) Open, but Tioga Pass closed for winter.
Pioneer Trail Group Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Group Campground is OPEN year round. Winter camping services are snow removal from parking area and toilet cleaning/restocking.  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)-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 Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108). Campground closed after Nov. 1.
Riverside Day Use Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Sand Bar Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).  Campground is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Sand Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season. Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Sand Flat Campground (4wd only) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Seven Pines TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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 winter.
Silvertip Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open. Campground closed for winter Sept. 30
Sonora Pass TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Sourgrass Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
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 Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Spicer Reservoir is temporarily closed. Campgrounds remain open.
Spicer Reservoir Area    Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Reservoir and Spicer Group Campgrounds Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
St. Marys Pass TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
Stanislaus River Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) OPEN year-round
Summit Ranger Station Open to Visitor Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed holidays
Sweetwater Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is open for the season.
TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108): Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season.
Trail of the Gargoyles Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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 Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Wakalu Hep Yo (Wild River) Campground Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Waterhouse TH Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Trailhead is CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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 CLOSED and inaccessible to wheeled-vehicles.
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