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CAMPGROUND NAME: Baker

VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002

UPDATE DATE: 4/18/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Summit

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" 
intersection.  Bear right, staying on State Route 108, and go 7.7 
miles to Kennedy Meadow sign.  Turn right at sign and immediately 
turn right again into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,200 ft.

The campground has five unnamed loops meandering across a bluff
above Stanislaus River.  Mature Red firs and cedars offer shade
and the little understory provides better than fair privacy.  The
campground is compact with narrow interior roads and close
growing trees, making maneuvering larger RVs a challenge.  Some
sites do have a view of river from the bluff's edge. 

Nearby Kennedy Meadows Resort offers limited groceries, trail
rides, hot showers for a fee, and a cook's night-out.  A scenic
drive to Sonora Pass is a possible day trip.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - single
$40 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 10
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33
   
   Total Sites: 43

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 43
No. Grilles on Sites: 43
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 4
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.

RV waste stations are available for a fee at (1) Dardanelle Resort, 
across from Dardanelle campground, no potable water; and (2), 0.3 
miles west of Summit Ranger District office in Pinecrest, CA on 
State Route 108, no potable water.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8
  No. Threaded: 8

Comments:
Hot showers are available at Kennedy Meadow Resort - fee $5.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Meadow VISIT DATE: 08/19/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA take State Route 4 east 18.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,300 ft. The campground has two loops through a dense stand of mixed Red and White firs, as well as Jeffery and Lodgepole pines. Some camp sites have views of surrounding mountains. Huge boulders are scattered throughout campground. The boulders and shrubs give the campground character. Originally "Big Meadow" was a cattle camp, the last stop on the cattle drive to Bear Valley's summer range. The campground is centrally located for many possible day trips to Lake Alpine, Calaveras Big Tree State Park, and Spicer Reservoir. The active interpretive program offered at the Alpine Lake Recreation Area provides a variety of activities. Check the information board at campground for details. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through September 19 - wether dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 52 Total Sites: 65 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 65 No. Grilles on Sites: 65 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are either dirt or paved aprons. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 mile east of Arnold, CA on State Route 4. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 16 No. Threaded: 16 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bloomfield VISIT DATE: 08/18/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA take State Route 4 east 40.8 miles to Highland Lakes sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.9 miles to campground on right. Note: After Lake Alpine, State Route 4 becomes a narrow road with a 24% grade and lots of curves. Not recommended for vehicles over 25' in total length. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,900 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground stretches along the willow-lined Mokelumne River with some sites overlooking the river. The sites are tucked in among Lodgepole pine. This is a rustic campground with the feel of dispersed camping but with amenities. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Seasonal Comment: Open July 4 through September 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 20 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Mokelumne River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boulder Flat VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on State Route 108, and go 0.9 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground has a single loop on a bluff high above the Stanislaus River. Sites, mostly in the open, are located among scattered green-lichen backed Ponderosa pines and cedar. Although there is no understory, most sites are well-separated providing good privacy. The nearby Dardanelle Resort is east of the campground and offers limited groceries, a public phone, cafe‚, and limited gasoline. A scenic drive to Sonora Pass is a possible day trip. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Due to prolong drought, there is no water at the campground and camping fee has been reduced, temporarily, to $15 per night. Fee will return to above price when water is available. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The interior road is narrow and tight. RV waste stations are available for a fee at (1) Dardanelle Resort, across from Dardanelle campground, no potable water; and (2) 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District office in Pinecrest, CA on State Route 108, no potable water. Potable water for RV is available at Brightman Forest Service Station located 0.8 miles east of campground on State Route 108. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: Hot showers and public phones are available for a fee at Dardanelle Resort. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Brightman Flat VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right at intersection, staying on State Route 108, and go 1.7 miles to the campground's first section or continue straight another 0.1 miles to the middle and last section on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,880 ft. At one time the campground was a collection of dispersed sites with no amenities. Sites have retained that dispersed-camping feel but now each has a table and grille. High above the Stanislaus River, sites are tucked in among a pleasant mixture of cedar and pine trees. The campground has three distinctive and separate unnamed sections. The first section, furthest from Dardanelle Resort, is all tent while the middle section has both tent-only and combined sites. The last section, closest to the Resort, is all combined with the most open sites and RV-friendly. Dardanelle Resort is east of the campground and offers limited groceries, a public phone, cafe and limited gasoline and diesel fuel. A scenic drive to Sonora Pass is a possible day trip. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15- weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 32 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 32 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are dirt, informal and irregular in shape. RV waste stations are available for a fee at (1) Dardanelle Resort, across from Dardanelle campground, no potable water; and (2), 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District office in Pinecrest, CA on State Route 108, no potable water. Potable water is available for the RV at Brightman Forest Service Station located a short distance east of the campground on State Route 108. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Public phone and hot showers (for a fee) are available at Dardanelle Resort. Potable water is located at Brightman Forest Service Station, a short distance east of campground on State Route 108. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cascade Creek VISIT DATE: 08/26/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 24.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. This dusty campground meanders up a hillside through cedar and fir trees. A couple of sites overlook the seasonal Cascade Creek. Widely separated sites have good privacy. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: Due to rough, eroded dirt interior road, recommend slide-in and pop-up tent campers only. Parking aprons are dirt, informal and irregular in shape. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District Office in Pinecrest, CA on State Route 108. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cherry Valley VISIT DATE: 08/13/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Big Oak Flat, CA take State Route 120 east 15.5 miles to Cherry Lake sign. Turn left onto Cherry Lake Rd and go 5.3 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Route 17 and go 3.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left and go 14.7 miles to another "T" intersection. Turn left, onto Forest Route 14 and go 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground has two unnamed overlapping loops in a thickly wooded stand of mature cedar, fir, Sugar and Ponderosa pines. There are three hand-planted Giant sequoias at the campground's entrance. Cherry Lake is nearby where most water sports are available. Privacy is good. Some sites have limited view of lake. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through September 29 NOTE: Closed 2014 season because of the August 2013 Rim Fire. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day - single $38 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: Most parking aprons are paved but a few are dirt. RV waste stations, with no potable water, are available for a fee at Yosemite Pines RV Park, 12.3 miles west on Old Hwy 120, and Yosemite Lake Preserve, 11 miles east on State Route 120. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Cherry Lake, 1.2 miles south of campground, is 2 miles wide and 4 miles long. Sailing is possible but finding wind is the challenge. The lake has no boating restrictions. HIKING There are trails into Yosemite National Park and Emigrant Wilderness about 3 miles from campground. FISHING Rainbow trout, crappie and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clarks Fork VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 4/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection and Clarks Fork sign. Bear left after sign and go 5.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to Loop A or 0.3 miles to Loop B. Both are on the right. Note: Clarks Fork is adjacent to Clarks Fork Horse Camp campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. One of four campgrounds in the Clark Fork Recreation Area and a short walk to Clark Fork of Stanislaus River, the campground has two loops named A and B in a stand of mixed conifers including Jeffery and Lodgepole pines. Loop A is the smaller loop with 28 sites. These sites are shorter than those in Loop B. Loop A also has only vault toilets. Loop B is larger with longer parking aprons, all the campground's pull-through sites, and most of the double sites. Loop B has flush toilets and widely spaced sites with a middle-story providing excellent privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Loop A $19 per day for single $38 per day - double Loop B $20 per day for single $40 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 80 Total Sites: 87 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 87 No. Grilles on Sites: 87 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 17 No. Threaded: 17 Comments: For a fee, hot showers are available at Dardanelle Resort located across from Dardanelle campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clarks Fork Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 4/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to "Y" intersection and Clark Fork sign. Bear left after sign and go 5.8 miles to Clarks Fork campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 mile to campground. Note: Clarks Fork Horse Camp is adjacent to Clarks Fork campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. One of four campgrounds in the Clark Fork Recreation Area, it is only for campers with horses. The campground stretches along a ridge above Clark Fork of Stanislaus River. Though the river can not be seen from sites, it is heard throughout the campground. The sites have an irregular, informal design making it a challenge at some to locate tents and corrals. Although the sites do not have grilles, each also has a stone fire-ring. The camp sites are tucked in among large boulders and a variety of conifers such as White fir, Jeffery pine, and Lodgepole pine. Bring tether-line, corral, etc. There is a cluster of camp sites at far end of campground - perfect for group gatherings. Otherwise, widely separated sites offer fair to good privacy. Trail riding requires a fair amount of bushwhacking. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $30 per day - double $60 per day - quad Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 45' Comments: The dirt parking aprons are irregular and informal in design. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Stock water only available in this campground. Potable water is available at RV waste station located between Clarks Fork campground and Clarks Fork Horse Camp entrances. For a fee, hot showers are available at Dardanelle Resort located across from Dardanelle campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: There are unmaintained, informal "beater" trails out of the campground to Carson-Iceberg Wilderness's network of trails. FISHING - Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dardanelle VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on State Route 108, and go 2.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops. The loop to the left of campground's entrance is intended for RVs while the right hand loop is designed for tent campers. Sites in the "RV" loop are in a less heavily wooded area with mature Jeffery pines, cedar, and a couple of hand-planted Giant sequoias scattered around and have longer parking aprons. Some camp sites overlook the Stanislaus River while others view State Route 108 and surrounding area. The "tent" loop is densely wooded with pine, cedar, and fir trees. These sites have shorter aprons but more privacy. There are three walk-in tent sites along Eagle Creek in this loop but several other sites are along Stanislaus River. Extra parking slots are available for several sites but not at the camp sites. Although the "RV" loop has the better views, the "tent" loop has better privacy. The Dardanelle Resort, directly across from the campground, offers the only gasoline and diesel fuel in the area, as well as limited groceries, cabins, hot showers and a cafe for a cook's night-out. Power for the Resort is provided by a massive generator which can be heard in the campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 single per day $34 double per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: see RV Comments Comments: Average Apron Size in the "RV" loop is 11' X 43' Average Apron Size in the "tent" loop is 11' X 27' RV waste stations are available for a fee at (1) Dardanelle Resort, across from campground, no potable water; and (2), 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District Office in Pinecrest, CA on State Rt. 108, no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: Hot showers are available at Dardanelle Resort for a fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deadman VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002 UPDATE DATE: 4/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on State Route 108, and go 7.7 miles to Kennedy Meadow sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,420 ft. The campground, convenient to Emigrant Wilderness, is a single loop through a stand of mature cedars beside the Stanislaus River. Most sites overlook the river across a gentle sloping beach. Some sites have a view of towering cliffs that surround the campground. A compact campground with little understory, privacy is poor. Tent sites are all walk-ins and two are right on the river's edge. The nearby Kennedy Meadows Resort offers limited groceries, trail rides, hot showers, and restaurant for a cook's night-out. The scenic drive to Sonora Pass is possible day trip. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $40 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee at Dardanelle Resort across from Dardanelle campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: Hot showers available at Kennedy Meadows Resort for a fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Kennedy Meadow Trail (foot & horse) - 1.5 miles Provides access to a network of trails in Emigrant Wilderness FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Diamond 'O' VISIT DATE: 08/13/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Big Oak Flat, CA take State Route 120 east 30.8 miles to tent symbol sign. Turn left after sign, onto Evergreen Rd/Forest Route 12, and go 5.7 miles to campground on left. Note: Because of bridge condition, vehicles over 25 ft. are not permitted on Evergreen Rd/FR12. Check with Ranger District Office for current bridge load status. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,600 ft. The campground has one large loop through a stand of mixed conifers, including Incense cedar, oak, and Ponderosa pine, along the Middle Fork of the Toulumne River. Although ample shade, with little understory privacy is only fair. Some sites overlook the river while others are tucked in among the trees. Closest Forest Service campground with vehicle access to Yosemite National Park, this is a great base camp for exploring the area. Firewood is available for a fee. Trees in the area were harvested to make crates for the California Peach and Fig Growers Association. The campground is located on the former site of the Associations's lumber mill. Later, the location became a Boy Scout Camp which operated from 1926 through 1968. Don't be surprised to meet an old Boy Scout still enjoying the campground and telling wonderful stories about the area and their time here. This is bear country; use the provided bear-proof container and practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through October 1 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $24 per day for single. $48 per day for double. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. A waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee at Yosemite Lake Preserve, 4.5 miles west on State Route 120. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Wading possible in the Middle Fork of the Toulumne River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eureka Valley VISIT DATE: 08/21/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on State Route 108, and go 5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. The campground is a single loop on a bluff above the Stanislaus River. A few mature Ponderosa pines and Western junipers provide a small amount of shade. The sound of the River can be heard throughout. Sunny, open camping sites are well-suited for large family gatherings. With no understory, privacy between sites is poor. Nearby Kennedy Meadows Resort offers limited groceries, trail rides, hot showers for a fee, and a cook's night-out. A scenic drive to Sonora Pass is a possible day trip. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: Informal, irregular shaped parking aprons are dirt. RV waste stations are available for a fee at (1) Dardanelle Resort, across from campground, no potable water; and (2) 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District Office in Pinecrest, CA on State Rt. 108, no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Hot showers available at Kennedy Meadow Resort for a fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fence Creek VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to "Y" intersection and Clark Fork sign. Bear left after sign and go 0.8 miles to "Fence Cr Campgr" sign. Turn left after crossing bridge and go 0.2 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 0.1 mile to campground. Note: For the last 0.3 miles, the road is a dirt and gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. One of four campgrounds in the Clark Fork Recreation Area, it is a series of spurs winding away from the main road. Most of the spurs have either a tight turn-around area or are a dead end. Suggest walking the spurs before committing RV. The campground's design is something of a maze, giving a rustic, dispersed camp feel. Although located within walking distance of Fence Creek, it can not be seen nor heard from the campground. There is little understory making privacy only fair. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: An RV waste station, with potable water, is located at Clarks Fork campground (Forest Service) east of this campground - no fee. The parking aprons are dirt, informal and irregular in shape. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Coin operated, wheelchair-friendly hot showers are available adjacent to the waste station at Clarks Fork campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fraser Flat VISIT DATE: 08/23/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 10 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground has two loops along the banks of Stanislaus River's South Fork. The camp sites are located on Giant sequoia (hand-planted) dotted grass meadows or tucked in among Ponderosa pines and cedars in lush glades. This is a pretty campground because of the way camp sites are integrated into the landscape. The campground has a lot of history dating back to the time this area was a Mi-Wok summer camp. In 1905, Mr. Fraser sold the land to Stand Lumber Company who used this piece of flat land for a logging camp. Evidence of the campground's history can be seen in the old railroad bridge supports. Firewood is available for a fee. The campground is a good base camp for exploring the Fraser to Strawberry Rails to Trail. NOTE: Campground is located within the Mi-Wok Ranger District jurisdiction, but administered by Summit Ranger District. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day - single $38 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 37 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout. There is a wheelchair-friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Highland Lakes VISIT DATE: 08/18/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA, take State Route 4 east 40.8 miles to Highland Lakes sign. Turn right after sign and go 4.9 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 0.7 miles to campground. Note: After Lake Alpine, State Route 4 becomes a narrow road with a 24% grade and lots of curves. Not recommended for vehicles over 25' in length. Last 4.7 miles is on rough, rocky dirt road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,700 ft. The campground, at the north edge of Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, overlooks Upper Highland Lake. One section is level with Lake while the second section is above the Lake. This second section is closest to trail leading into Wilderness. Sites in both sections are tucked in among Limber pine and firs but the second section is more heavily wooded. The campground is a good base camp for exploring the Wilderness. Expected cool temperatures are evident from patches of snow on surrounding peaks -- bring warm clothes. Although Upper Highland Lake is the more convenient, Lower Highland Lake, 0.1 mile before campground, is larger. Both lakes are natural and, in the base of a bowl-like area, beautiful. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 4 through September 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 35 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. There is a wheelchair-friendly vault in both sections. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Upper Highland Lake is 11 acres. Lower Highland Lake is 32 acres. Power boats are limited to 5mph on both lakes. HIKING Highland Creek Trail (foot and horse) 0.1 mile provides access to a network of trails in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hull Creek VISIT DATE: 08/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mi-Wok NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 3.6 miles to Long Barn and 108 Business signs. Turn right after signs onto Long Barn Rd and go 1.2 miles to Merrill Springs Rd. Turn right, onto Merrill Springs Rd (Forest Route 31) and go 10 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground stretches along the seasonal Hull Creek through Douglas fir and other conifers. The campground is crisscrossed by apparent ATV tracks giving evidence of this campground's OHV/ATV popularity. Two clusters of sites are widely separated but, within the clusters, a lack of understory means little privacy. Another indication of OHV/ATV use is the dust of a near cocoa powder texture. The authors met Lucky Monroe, the 75 year old (in 2002) Forest Service volunteer, for whom the Lucky Ridge Trail is named after. He is a colorful gentleman who knows every inch of the Mi-Wok Ranger District. See his picture on the web site. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 1 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are informal and irregular shaped dirt aprons and are not travel-trailer-friendly. There is no discernible turn-around within campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING An unnamed connector trail links campground to a 400-mile network of trails, including the Lucky Ridge Trail. All trails are classified as multi-use. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Alpine VISIT DATE: 08/20/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA take State Route 4 east 27.1 miles to Lake Alpine sign. Turn right at sign, and than left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. One of four campgrounds in the Lake Alpine Recreation Area. The campground is a single loop above Lake Alpine. Some sites have a good view of the lake. Compact and tightly configured, this campground is the least RV-friendly in the Recreation Area. Red fir and Lodgepole pine provide ample shade but with only grass for understory and closely located sites, privacy is poor. The campground is at the northern edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Interpretive programs are offered throughout the season; check information board for details. The nearby Lake Alpine offers limited groceries, hot showers, Laundromat, and boat rentals. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 18 through September 19 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $24 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold on State Route 4. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The only wheelchair friendly bathroom is at campground entrance. A laundromat and hot showers are available for a fee at Lake Alpine Lodge. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Alpine Lake is 180 acres. Power boats are limited to 10mph. The boat ramp is located in front of Lake Alpine Lodge. HIKING There are numerous trails throughout the recreation area. Several provide access to the Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne wildernesses. The following are a few: Osborne Ridge Trail (foot only) - 1.3 miles Bee Gulch Trail (foot and horse) - 2.5 miles Old Emigrant Road Trail (foot and horse) - 2.0 miles Inspiration Point (foot only) - 1.5 miles Lake Alpine Lakeshore Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 5.0 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lumsden VISIT DATE: 11/26/2012 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Oak Flat, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 120 and Wards Ferry Rd., take Rt. 120 east 9 miles to Ferretti Rd. Turn left onto Ferretti Rd. and go 1 mile to Lumsden Rd. (Forest Rt. 1N10). Turn right onto Lumsden Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. NOTE: Lumsden campground became eligible after the authors researched the Stanislaus National Forest. All information is provided by the Groveland Ranger District office. This rustic campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located on the south side of the Tuolumne [Wild and Scenic] River. The vegetation is comprised of conifers such as cedar and Gray pine and hardwods such as oak. Some campsites have views of the river, which can be heard throughout the campground. Tuolumne River is rated class IV and V and popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Merals put-in/takeout is about 150 feet from campground. Outfitter guides are recommended for floating the river. Click on this link to the Stanislaus National Forest website for a list of approved outfitters and other information about floating the river. HIKING No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lumsden Bridge VISIT DATE: 11/26/2012 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Oak Flat, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 120 and Wards Ferry Rd., take Rt. 120 east 9 miles to Ferretti Rd. Turn left onto Ferretti Rd. and go 1 mile to Lumsden Rd. (Forest Rt. 1N10). Turn right onto Lumsden Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 6.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. NOTE: Lumsden Bridge campground became eligible after the authors researched the Stanislaus National Forest. All information is provided by the Groveland Ranger District office. This rustic campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located on the north side of the Tuolumne [Wild and Scenic] River. The vegetation is comprised of conifers such as cedar and Gray pine and hardwods such as oak. Some campsites have views of the river, which can be heard throughout the campground. Tuolumne River is rated class IV and V and popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Merals put-in/takeout is next to Lumsden campground about 2 miles west on Lumsden Rd. Outfitter guides are recommended for floating the river. Click on this link to the Stanislaus National Forest website for a list of approved outfitters and other information about floating the river. HIKING No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lost Claim VISIT DATE: 08/13/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Oak Flat, CA take State Route 120 east 13 miles to a tent symbol sign. Turn left after sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground is a single loop through Ponderosa pine, oak, and cedar trees. The camp sites are well separated along with a tall grass understory providing good privacy. Blackberry and thimbleberry bushes suggest good picking in season. Good campground for transient visitors going to or departing Yosemite National Park or those who might want to join local outfitters challenging the whitewater of Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River (contact Groveland District Ranger office for outfitter information). Interpretive campfire programs are held through the season, check campground's information board for more information. Note: There is lots of poison oak in the campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons and interior road are dirt. RV waste stations, with no potable water, are available for a fee at Yosemite Pines RV Park, 9.7 miles west on Old Hwy 120, and Yosemite Lake Preserve, 13.3 miles east on State Route 120. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Meadowview VISIT DATE: 08/23/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 14.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 0.3 miles to Meadowview campground sign. Turn right at sign, onto Dodge Rd, and go 0.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5700 feet. The campground has four loops identified as 100, 200, 300, and 400. Loop 100's parking aprons are short, making this loop the most tent-friendly in the campground. Loop 200 meanders up a small hill above a grassy meadow. Sites in this loop are nicely spaced for fair privacy. Loops 300 and 400 have larger parking aprons, making these loops the most RV friendly. There are a couple of small meadows within the campground. A few camp sites overlook these meadows with their patches of wildflowers and grass. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 84 Total Sites: 97 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 97 No. Grilles on Sites: 97 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV Waste station is available for a fee 0.6 miles west of campground on State Route 108. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 28 No. Threaded: 6 Comments: Hot showers available at Pinecrest General Store for a fee. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pinecrest Lake, located 0.5 mile east of campground, is 300 acres. Power boats are limited to 20mph. The beach is very large and sandy. Boat ramp is at Pinecrest Marina. HIKING Pinecrest Access Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 1 mile provides access to Pinecrest National Recreation Trail FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Creek VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 27 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto a dirt road and go 0.2 miles to campground's first section (tent only) or go 0.3 mile to the second section. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. This pack-it-in, pack-it-out campground has two sections. The first section is for tent campers while the second section is well-suited for both tent and recreational vehicle campers. The first section's sites are tucked in among boulders and fir trees. The second section is more open with wide, spacious sites among large, mature Ponderosa pines, Aspens, and firs. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are dirt, informal, and irregular. Some parking aprons can accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee 0.3 miles west of Summit Ranger District Office in Pinecrest, CA on State Route 108. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Niagara OHV VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 28.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto Forest Route 5N01 and go 0.3 miles to an intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. 5N01, and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. This dusty, pack it in, pack it out campground, mostly open, is a good base camp for OHV enthusiasts. "Green Sticker" requirement is enforced. The seasonal Niagara Creek runs along side campground. The vegetation is willow shrubs, Lodgepole and Jeffery pines, and Aspen. The campground is also known as Niagara ORV. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are rock and sand. With the exception of one long and wide apron, all aprons are about the same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Connector trail (horse and OHV) - 1 mile provides access to trail #5N09 ATV-MC Trail #5N04 (horse and OHV) - 1.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Marten VISIT DATE: 08/17/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA take State Route 4 east 28.1 miles to Alpine Lake East Shore sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right and right again into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground is one of four in Lake Alpine Recreation Area. It has a single loop above Lake Alpine. A few sites have a view of the lake. A compact campground, it meanders through a dense stand of Lodgepole pines and Red firs providing good privacy between sites. The campground is at the northern edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Nearby Lake Alpine offers limited groceries, hot showers, laundromat, and boat rentals. There is an active interpretive program throughout the Summer; check information board for details. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 18 through September 7 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $24 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are either dirt or paved. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold, CA on State Route 4. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: A laundromat and hot shower are available for a fee at nearby Lake Alpine Lodge. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Alpine Lake is 180 acres. Power boats are limited to 10mph. The boat ramp is located in front of Lake Alpine Lodge. HIKING There are numerous trails throughout the recreation area. Several provide access to the Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne wildernesses. The following are a few: Osborne Ridge Trail (foot only) - 1.3 miles Bee Gulch Trail (foot and horse) - 2.5 miles Old Emigrant Road Trail (foot and horse) - 2 miles Inspiration Point (foot only) - 1.5 miles Lake Alpine Lakeshore Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 5 miles. FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pinecrest VISIT DATE: 08/22/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA, take State Route 108 east 14.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 0.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground has five loops named Aspen, Birch, Cedar, Dogwood, and Elder but designated A, B, C, D, and E. Loop A has the greatest number of sites and is the closest to residential cabins. The front part of the loop is heavily wooded with young cedar trees. Loop B is smaller and not as heavily wooded. The openness found in this loop would be good for group or family gathering-style camping. Loop C has the most spacious and widely spaced camp sites. However, with a nearly complete absence of understory, privacy between this loop's sites is poor. Loop D, with short, awkwardly slanting parking aprons is the most tent-friendly. This Loop is also the closest to Pinecrest Lake with some sites enjoying views of the water and distant cliffs. Loop E is the smallest and most compressed loop in the campground. It is also the closest loop to Pinecrest General Store which offers limited groceries, a public phone, camping supplies, hot showers, and other services (no gasoline). Overall, the campground is compact with very little to no privacy between sites. Mature cedar and Jeffery pines provide lots of shade but no privacy. The narrow, tight interior road with close growing trees makes maneuvering RVs a challenge. Very active interpretive program; check information board for daily activities. This is a popular campground - reservations are recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 22 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 175 Total Sites: 197 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 197 No. Grilles on Sites: 197 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee 0.9 mile west of campground on State Rt. 108. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 41 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: A deep sink is located at each bathroom. Hot showers, fee $3.50, and public phones are available Pinecrest General Store. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pinecrest Lake is 300 acres. Power boats are limited to 20mph. The beach is very large and sandy. The boat ramp is located at Pinecrest Marina. HIKING Pinecrest National Recreation Trail (foot only) - 4 miles FISHING Rainbow trout There is a fish cleaning station at the Pinecrest Marina boat ramp.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sandflat VISIT DATE: 08/25/2002 UPDATE DATE: 4/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Summit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mi-Wuk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mi-Wuk, CA take State Route 108 east 33.6 miles to a "Y" intersection and Clarks Fork sign. Bear left after sign and go 6.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. This is one of four campgrounds in the Clark Fork Recreation Area. It is farthest up Clark Fork Rd and closest (2 miles) to Iceberg Meadow Trail which provides access to a network of trails in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. The campground meanders along a small bluff above Clark Fork River in a maze-like manner. Sites A through P are walk-in tent sites next to the River in the campground's most heavily wooded area. The campground has a dispersed camping feel with several sites suited to a "circle- the-wagons" gathering. The informal design of the campground provides a few sites with excellent privacy but on the whole, the campground's privacy is only fair. The ground cover is sandy soil with pine needles. The trees are a variety of conifers. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through October 22 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 25 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 41 Total Sites: 66 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 66 No. Grilles on Sites: 66 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The dirt parking aprons are informal and irregular in shape. Some sites can accommodate large RVs. Because of its "maze-like" design, suggest walking campground before committing RV. An RV waste station is available at Clark Fork campground (Forest Service). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Coin operated, wheelchair friendly hot showers are available at Clark Fork campground (Forest Service). The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - NO FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Valley VISIT DATE: 08/20/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA take State Route 4 east 28.1 miles to East Shore sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground, one of four in the Lake Alpine Recreation Area, is a single loop through Lodgepole pine and fir. The campground is not on Lake Alpine but a short walk from it along informal trails. This compact campground has a grass understory with little privacy between sites. Some parking aprons are eroded. The campground is at the northern edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. An active interpretive program is offered throughout the season; check information board for details. The nearby Lake Alpine offers limited groceries, hot showers, laundromat, and boat rentals. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 18 through September 19 -weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $24 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold, on State Rt. 4. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: A laundromat and hot shower are available for a fee at nearby Lake Alpine Lodge. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Alpine Lake is 180 acres. Power boats are limited to 10mph. The boat ramp is located in front of Lake Alpine Lodge. HIKING There are numerous trails throughout the recreation area. Several provide access to the Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne wildernesses. FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silvertip VISIT DATE: 08/20/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA, take State Route 4 east 26.5 miles to campground on the right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground, one of four in Lake Alpine Recreation Area, is a single loop on top of a mountain with some great views of the surrounding area. Some sites overlook a grass meadow. The campground has a grass understory but widely separated sites provide good privacy. Large Red fir and Lodgepole pines are scattered throughout the campground. The campground is 0.6 mile from Lake Alpine and is the most RV friendly in the Recreation Area. The campground is at the northern edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Active interpretive programs are offered throughout the season; check information board for details. The nearby Lake Alpine offers limited groceries, hot showers, laundromat, and boat rentals. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 18 through September 7 -weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $24 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 35' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, some are dirt. An RV waste station with potable water, is available at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold, on State Route 4. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: A laundromat, hot showers, and boat rentals are available for a fee at nearby Lake Alpine Lodge. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Alpine Lake is 180 acres. Power boats are limited to 10mph. The boat ramp is located in front of Lake Alpine Lodge. HIKING Osbourne Ridge Trail (foot only) - 1.3 mile Bear Valley/Lake Alpine Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 3 miles There are numerous additional trails throughout the recreation area. Several provide access to the Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne wildernesses. FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: South Fork VISIT DATE: 11/26/2012 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Oak Flat, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 120 and Wards Ferry Rd., take Rt. 120 east 9 miles to Ferretti Rd. Turn left onto Ferretti Rd. and go 1 mile to Lumsden Rd. (Forest Rt. 1N10). Turn right onto Lumsden Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 5.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. NOTE: South Fork campground became eligible after the authors researched the Stanislaus National Forest. All information is provided by the Groveland Ranger District office. This rustic campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located on the south side of the Tuolumne [Wild and Scenic] River. The vegetation is comprised of conifers such as cedar and Gray pine and hardwods such as oak. Some campsites have views of the river, which can be heard throughout the campground. Tuolumne River is rated class IV and V and popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes NOTE: Closed due to Rim Fire; contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Merals put-in/takeout is about 0.3 miles west of campground. Outfitter guides are recommended for floating the river. Click on this link to the Stanislaus National Forest website for a list of approved outfitters and other information about floating the river. HIKING No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Stanislaus River VISIT DATE: 08/20/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA, take State Route 4 east 20.7 miles to Spicer Reservoir Road. Turn right after sign and go 2.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground stretches along Stanislaus River. The camp sites are tucked under Red fir, Jeffery and Lodgepole pines. This rustic campground is best suited for tenters, pop-up trailers, and slide-ins. Huge piles of boulders, carved and left by glacier provide great rock climbing for the young. Numerous sandy beaches and pools, separated by gentle rapids offer wading and fishing. Within a comfortable walk along informal trails are larger swimming holes and some water slides. This is a pack it in, pack it out campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 16 through September 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Group Tent Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are dirt, informal and irregular in shape. Not recommended for large RVs - see General Comments. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold, on State Route 4. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Stanislaus River. HIKING - No FISHING Mt. Whitney Rainbow (stocked), Brook, and German trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sweetwater VISIT DATE: 08/13/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Oak Flat, CA, take State Route 120 east 15.9 miles to a tent symbol sign. Turn left after sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground is an oblong loop stretching along State Route 120 in a stand of Ponderosa pine and manzanita bushes. One area has parallel parking and three tent sites. Although sites are spaced out, a lack of understory means little privacy between sites. Bear-proof containers are provided. The nearby Yosemite National Park is a good day trip. Firewood available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through Ocotber 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 38" Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. RV waste stations, with no potable water, are available for a fee at Yosemite Pines RV Park, 5.3 miles west on Old Hwy 120, and Yosemite Lake Preserve, 10.4 miles east on State Route 120. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: The Pines VISIT DATE: 08/13/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Groveland NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Oak Flat RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Oak Flat, CA, take State Route 120 east 10.6 miles to a tent symbol sign. Turn right after sign and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,600 ft. The campground has side-by-side combined and walk-in tent sites in an open field. A few Ponderosa pines and oak survived the 1987 fire and provide some shade. Good transient campground for visitors going to or leaving Yosemite National Park. Drop by Groveland District office, 0.3 mile west of campground, to say hello and see the "historic" and fire retarding gardens. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided April 27 through October 1 NOTE: No charge when water is turned off. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 22' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. RV waste stations, with no potable water, are available for a fee at Yosemite Pines RV Park, 7.3 miles west on Old Hwy 120, and Yosemite Lake Preserve, 15.7 miles east on State Route 120. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING The Little Golden Forest - Interpretive Nature Trail (foot only) - 1.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wakaluu Hep Yo VISIT DATE: 08/19/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Calaveras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Arnold RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Arnold, CA, take State Route 4 east 4.3 miles to Boards Crossing Road sign. Turn right at sign and go 5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,400 ft. The campground, a.k.a. Wild River, stretches along a bluff above the North Fork of Stanislaus River in a stand of mixed Incense cedars, Jeffery pines, and Black oaks "on top" of a Mi-Wuk (a.k.a. Mi-Wok) village. Research indicates this location was an active Native American settlement for more than 2000 years. Several "culturally sensitive" areas are fenced off to prevent any disturbance. The result of a joint Mi-Wuk people and Forest Service project, the campground is designed to reflect a sense of community, providing a village-like environment. Most of the walk-in tent sites are off pathways with names like Toe Lee (Pack Rat) and Hah Keh Keh Trail (Quail). Vehicles exceeding 30 ft. are restricted to camp sites 2 through 6. All tent sites are walk-in. Although the campground is fully functional, the rich interpretive elements are still being developed. Ask the campground's host about the various plants found in the area, such as Black oak and Bunch grass, and the importance of these plants to the Mi-Wuk people. Also, look for grinding holes , a cedar bark "tepee," the Ouzel, a bird that "walks" underwater, and River otters. The campground has an amphitheater with interpretive presentations during the season. Check the information board for more information. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 28 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 49 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 49 No. Grilles on Sites: 49 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. No vehicles longer than 30 ft. beyond Camp site 6. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1.6 miles east of Arnold, on State Rt. 4. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS North Fork of the Stanislaus River offers seasonal whitewater rafting. Contact Calaveras Ranger District office for more information. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout




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