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? 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


Weekly Summer Programs
Become a Junior Ranger or Nature Detective, study forest insects, view wild forest artifacts, do yoga outdoors and much more at one of our weekly programs. View 2022 Weekly Summer Programs Brochure.

Evening Interpretive Programs
Learn more about the forest’s wild animals, go stargazing, or share stories, songs and cultural traditions at one of our evening programs. View 2022 Evening Programs flyer.

Daytime Classes in the Forest
Study roadside geology, learn to identify native trees, bait a hook & go fishing, create artwork, and more at a one of our daytime classes.  View 2022 Special Daytime Classes flyer.

Me-Wuk Lifeways Cultural Heritage Program with Carlos Geisdorff
Thursdays at 10 am (June 30 – August 4th)
Meet at the Summit Ranger Station (Program is held at the Shadow of the Me Wuk trail). 2022 Me-Wuk Lifeways flyer

Yoga in the Forest
Wednesdays; 8:30-9:30am (June 29th – August 3rd). Join Mountain Om Yoga for yoga session at Pinecrest Amphitheater. Read for details: 2022 Yoga in the Forest flyer

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