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Office Information

Forest Supervisor's Office
209-459-9238

Phone services Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed federal holidays

Groveland Ranger District
209-962-7825

Front desk is OPEN
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed federal holidays

Calaveras Ranger District
209-795-1381

Front desk is OPEN
Tuesday - Friday
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays
 
 

Summit Ranger District
209-965-3434

Front desk is OPEN
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed federal holidays

Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Now in Effect

January 19, 2022 - The Forest Service has designated a system of trails and areas for OSV use on the Stanislaus National Forest to provide public access and ensure the safety and enjoyment for all users.  The Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM) identifies where and when OSV-use is authorized to occur.

The Stanislaus National Forest OSV-use designations include:

119,104 acres of cross-country OSV use

24.7 miles of NFS OSV-use trails available for grooming

58.4 miles of un-groomed NSF OSV-use trails

Minimum snow depth requirements

The Stanislaus National Forest’s OSV-use designations were selected after a multiple-year planning and public review process to provide winter recreation and balance resource protection. The resulting OSV-use designations complete Subpart C of the Travel Management Rule. Forest Supervisor Jason Kuiken said, “It is a balancing act to meet the needs of multiple uses and ensure forest resources are protected. We listened carefully to our stakeholders to come up with a balanced approach that provides the public with motorized and non-motorized winter recreational opportunities while natural resources, including sensitive species, are preserved and maintained for future generations to enjoy.”

The OSV-use designations displayed on the OSVUM are in effect immediately. It is the sole responsibility of users to obtain the OSVUM and only operate OSVs where and under what conditions OSV-use is authorized according to the information presented on the OSVUM.   

Visitors and OSV-users can obtain an OSVUM at Stanislaus National Forest offices.  Or by clicking here Over Snow Vehicle Use Map PDF.

To review the planning documents, visit the OSV-use Designation project website.

Winter Conditions

Know Before You Go! Weather is changing quickly. Check Caltrans for information about Highway conditions. You can also find information by visiting the Caltrans Facebook page.  

The SNO-Parks on the Stanislaus National Forest are now open for the season. SNO-Park Parking Permits are required. For more information about the SNO-Parks and where to purchase a SNO-Park Parking Permit, please visit the California SNO-Park website.

 

Forest Road and Trail Closures December 15 2021 - April 14, 2022

Sonora, Calif. — December 2, 2021.  Seasonal closures of some National Forest System roads and trails that are designated for motor vehicle use pursuant to 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 212.51 begin on December 15 and will remain in effect through April 14, 2022.

The free Stanislaus National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map, or MVUM, indicates which National Forest roads and trails are subject to the seasonal closure.  This map may be downloaded by visiting the Stanislaus National Forest Maps webpage at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/stanislaus/maps-pubs. Free paper copies of the MVUMs are available at one of our Ranger District offices or the Forest Supervisors office.

Click here to read the full press release

Additional Information

CAL FIRE effective October 25, 2021 the burn suspension in the Tuolumne / Calaveras unit is lifted. Those possessing a current and valid burn permit can now resume burning. To acquire a permit access the Burn Permit Website. Or you can call 209-754-3831. 

Prescribed burn plans announced for the Experimental Forest and Mi-Wok Ranger District: News releases for prescribed burn plans on South Fork on the Mi-Wok Ranger District and the Experimental Forest on the Summit Ranger District are located in the News & Alerts section of the website. In addition, maps for both burn notices are included with the news release.

 

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October 25, 2021 Fire Restrictions have been terminated for the remainder of the year.

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The Pinecrest Day Use Area is open to the public year-round. The Forest Service has been working closely with Tuolumne County and State officials to ensure alignment with all State and County health guidelines.

Forest Visitor Maps

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Forest Supervisor's Notes

 

Photo of Jason KuikenForest Supervisor Jason Kuiken believes there is nothing more critical to maintaining good relationships than communication. Residents, communities and ranger districts share a dedication to keeping the forest healthy, but sometimes Forest Service procedures and actions may not be clearly understood by those outside the agency. Jason is committed to engaging the community by sharing information about some of the actions being undertaken on the forest. Jason will post a series of notes highlighting some of the vital activities that go into regaining a healthy forest. Read Jason's notes.

Spotlights

Self-Guided Visitor Activities Page

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Fun activities you can do on your own in the Stanislaus National Forest: nature exploration, Junior Ranger booklets, tours, trails, mobile apps, videos, and more!

National Forests and Grasslands Explorer App

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A vistitor guide in an app! Recreation information, tours, maps, and activities. Download before you go for use offline or view on the web when you have connectivity.


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