Stanislaus National Forest


898,000 Acres • 78 Lakes • 811 Miles of Streams & Rivers • Est. 1897 1100 Miles of Trails • North and West of Yosemite NP

Planning a visit soon? For detailed information on current restrictions and closures in this National Forest, visit the official USFS Stanislaus National Forest website.

The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada. There you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, enjoy a comfortable cabin, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into cold clear streams cooling your feet while lost in the beauty of nature, raft the exciting and breath-taking Tuolumne River, or canoe one of the many gorgeous lakes. You can ride a horse, a mountain bike or a snowmobile. Clearly the choice is yours in the special places of the Stanislaus National Forest.

The Stainislaus and 3FIA pay tribute to a beloved member of the community: REMEMBERING BILL ROBERSON


Pinecrest Lake Interpretive Programs

Pinecrest Lake – Meet a Ranger!
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 11 am – 3 pm (June 27th – August 7th)
Pick up a self-guided activity for you and your family from our Interpretive Rangers!

Pinecrest Movie Theater – Mini Ranger Programs
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Before the movies (June 27th – August 7th)

Me-Wuk Lifeways Program with Carlos Geisdorff
Thursdays at 10 am (July 1st – August 4th)
Meet at the Summit Ranger Station (Program is held at the Shadow of the Mi wok trail)

Dardanelle Resort Interpretive Programs

Dardanelle Resort – Evening Ranger Program
Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (June 30th – August 4th)

Dardanelle Resort – Meet a Ranger!
Sundays; Approximately 11 am – 3 pm (June 27th – August 7th)

Download .pdf Schedule

Tuolumne River Rafting

Pinecrest Lake

Donnell Vista

Sonora Pass

North and West of Yosemite

The Stanislaus National Forest is located on Yosemite National Park’s northwest boundary. Visitors can access this Forest  via CA-4 , CA-108, and CA-120. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from the Bay Area.

The West Side Trail project near Tuolumne City was a collaborative effort between several private and public agencies that resulted in upgrading and enhancing a popular community trail enjoyed by both tourists and local residents.

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Three-Forests Interpretive Association
30330 Watts Valley Road
Tollhouse, CA 93667