Recreation

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alpine Ranger Station Open 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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Backpacker's Camp (Campground) Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)-Closed
Baker Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN for the season.
Beardsley Dam Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN 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)
Bell Meadow TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Bennet Juniper Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Big Meadow Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
Big Meadow Group Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
Black Springs OHV Area Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Bloomfield Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
Boulder Flat Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
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 currently CLOSED.
Cherry Lake Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open, water is below paved ramp level.
Cherry Valley Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Open for the season.
Chickaree Day Use Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) No water.
China Flat Day Use Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Clark Fork Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN
Clark Fork Horse Camp Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
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 Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Crabtree TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Crandall / Deer Creek Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).   No public motorized access from Open April 15, to Dec 15, 2018.
Dardanelle Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
Deadman Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
Dimond O Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)  Open 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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Eagle Meadow Horse Camp Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
Eureka Valley Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN for the season.
Fence Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED.
Fraser Flat Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108).
Fraser Flat Fishing Pier Day Use Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Day Use Area within Campground is OPEN for the season. $5.00 day use fee.
Gianelli TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Unreachable due to snow
Gooseberry Cross-Country Ski Trailhead Closed 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 Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, snow in campground.
Herring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED.
Herring Reservoir Campground Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED.
Highland Lakes Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Closed due to snow.
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)  Snow and debris throughout the area.
Hull Creek Campground Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground will remain closed for dead tree removal, road repair, and campground maintenance. Anticipated opening May 18, 2018.
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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Kerrick Corrals Horse Camp Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED.
Lake Alpine Campground Open to Visitor  Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Lake Alpine Recreation Area Open 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) Closed
Lodgepole Overflow Closed to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Closed
Lost Claim Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is open 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 Open 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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
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 Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Mosquito Lakes Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, snow in campground.
Niagara Creek Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
Niagara OHV Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently OPEN.
North Fork Day Use Open to Visitor Mi Wok Ranger District (HWY 108)
Pacific Valley Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
Pigeon Flat Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN for the season.
Pine Marten Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Pine Valley Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is currently CLOSED. Difficult access due to Storm Damage.
Pinecrest Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN 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) Group Campground is OPEN.
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). OPEN. $12 single $24 Double Site.
Sand Flat Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN for the season.
Sand Flat Campground (4wd only) Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
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 Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Silvertip Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Sonora Pass TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) 
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) Open
Spicer Reservoir Area    Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Spicer Reservoir and Spicer Group Campgrounds Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
St. Marys Pass TH Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trail may be under snow in some places.
Stanislaus River Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)
Summit Ranger Station Open to Visitor
Sweetwater Campground Open to Visitor Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Campground is open for the season.
TeleLi puLaya (Black Oak) Campground Open to Visitor Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is OPEN
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 Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open
Wakalu Hep Yo (Wild River) Campground Open to Visitor Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Open, no water
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

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One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire