Stanislaus National Forest reopened September 16
Fire Restrictions remain in effect

Forest reopening with enhanced fire restrictions


Office Information

Forest Supervisor's Office

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

Groveland Ranger District

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

Calaveras Ranger District

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

Summit Ranger District

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

Stanislaus National Forest is soliciting public comment on proposed fee changes to recreation sites for maintenance and infrastructure improvement. The Forest is proposing to charge new or increased fees at 31 developed recreation sites to conduct deferred maintenance and make improvements to enhance visitor enjoyment. More information on the Recreation Fee Proposal process including maps of sites included in the proposal package is available here. Public comments on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program must be submitted by close of business on November 30, 2021. Information on ways to submit comments is available here.


October 2021 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.  


CAL FIRE suspended dooryard burning permits (residential burn piles) effective 5/2. Contact your local fire agency or CAL FIRE for more information.

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.

May 4, 2021—Lumsden Road accessible weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and weekends from 7 a.m. to dusk. Be prepared for construction delays.  Read more about the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project.

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Forest Visitor Maps

Logo for 3 Forests Interpretive AssociationAre you looking for a Stanislaus National Forest map? Our partner, 3 Forests Interpretive Association, or 3FIA, offers National Forest Visitor Maps for sale online! Learn more about other online map tools.

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.

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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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