Campgrounds

Pinecrest ~ Meadowview ~ Pioneer Trail ~ Boulder Flat ~ Brightman Flat ~ Dardanelle
Pigeon Flat ~ Eureka Valley ~ Fraser Flat

Campground Comments & Questions

For questions or comments about your recent stay or about an upcoming stay at any of the campgrounds listed below, feel free to send an email to info@dodgeridge.com.

Food, Activities, & more in the Pinecrest area:

Pinecrest Lake Marina [click here] // Dardanelle Resort [click here] // Kennedy Meadows Pack Station [click here]

Reservation Information

*All dates subject to change

Please note: Reservations begin on different dates for the various campgrounds. Please visit recreation.gov to make your reservation or call 877-444-6777. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance. For campground questions, please call the Campground Kiosk (209) 965-3116.

Pinecrest Campground

Pinecrest Campground is currently open.
Advanced reservations are required for stays from Thursday, May 8 through Mid-September by calling (877) 444-6777 or online at recreation.gov.

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  • $23 per site / night, 6 people maximum per site.
  • Extra vehicle $5 per night, 2 vehicles maximum per site.
  • 1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Senior Pass. Senior Passes can be purchased for $10 at any Forest Service Station.
  • 1/2 price for campers with disabilities. Must pick up a Disability Access Pass from any Forest Service Station.

In the heart of the Pinecrest recreation area, a short walk from Pinecrest Lake (appx. 5 min walk), Pinecrest Campground offers almost 200 sites suitable for a variety of tent and trailer / RV camping. The area is mostly forested and each site has a paved parking pad, picnic table and fire ring. There are no RV hookups available in any sites and no RV water filling stations. There are bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water is available from spigots throughout the campground.

All sites in this campground are subject to advance reservation (877) 444-6777 or at recreation.gov) between the dates of May 8, 2014 and September 2014. Reservations are available 6 months in advance of the day you want to check in. First come, first served camping is available during the shoulder seasons from March 21 – May 7, 2014 and from Mid September 2014 to Mid October 2014. Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored. There is an RV dump station located nearby which is open everyday. Our Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood starting May 8, 2014.

Within walking distance of the campground there is a General Store, Post Office, sporting goods store, restaurant, Pinecrest Lake, boat slip, marina, bike rentals, boat rentals, outdoor movie amphitheatre, great fishing, spectacular hiking trails and a picturesque swimming beach. Pinecrest is great for all ages and camping here has been a tradition for many families for generations, it is a quintessential American summer vacation, come and create your own family tradition!

Meadowview Campground

Meadowview Campground is currently open.

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  • $21 per site / night, 6 people maximum per site.
  • Extra vehicle $5 per vehicle, 2 vehicles maximum per site.
  • 1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Senior Pass. Senior Passes can be purchased for $10 at any Forest Service Station.
  • 1/2 price for campers with disabilities. Must pick up a Disability Access Pass from any Forest Service Station.

Very similar to Pinecrest Campground, Meadowview is located right next to the Pinecrest Campground and is within walking distance of all the same amenities. Camp sites have paved parking pads, picnic table and fire rings. There are no RV hookups available in any sites and no RV water filling stations. There are bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water is available from spigots throughout the campground.

Meadowview sites are available on a first come – first serve basis all season through Mid October 2014. Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored.

Pioneer Trail Campground

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Pioneer Trail Campground is currently open.
Advanced reservations are required for stays from Thursday, May 8 through Mid-September by calling (877) 444-6777 or online at recreation.gov.

Summer Camping

  • Sites 1 & 3 (Max 50 ppl) $85 per site / night
  • Site 2 (Max 100 ppl) $130 per site / night

Pioneer Trail is a group campground with 3 large sites capable of accommodating 50 – 75 people each, perfect for youth groups, family reunions, scouting groups, social groups etc. Parking areas are paved and each site has multiple picnic tables, potable water spigots and large fire rings for serious outdoor cooking. Vault toilets are provided for each site. It is a short walk down the hill to Pinecrest Lake, the recreation area and associated amenities. Reservations are required for this campground by calling 877-444-6777 or online at recreation.gov.

Winter Camping

  • $2 per person for groups over 20 people.

Pioneer Trail does not provide water or garbage service during the winter camping months.  Please pack out all garbage from your stay.   Vault toilets are available. To coordinate your winter camping stay, please contact Dodge Ridge at (209) 965-3474.  If you plan on camping with a group of 20 or more, please contact Dodge Ridge at (209) 965-3474.

Brightman Complex

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Made up of the following campgrounds:

  • Eureka Valley (Open) $18 per site / night
  • Pigeon Flat (Open) $11 per site / night
  • Brightman Flat (Open) $15 per site / night
  • Extra vehicle on all campsites $5 per vehicle, maximum 2 vehicles per site.
  • Dardanelle (Open ) $19 per single site / night // $34 per double site / night
  • Boulder Flat (open) $17 per single site / night // $30 per double site / night
  • Brightman Complex campgrounds are $5 for Day Use
  • 6 people maximum per site at all sites.
  • 1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Senior Pass. Senior Passes can be purchased for $10 at any Forest Service Station.
  • 1/2 price for campers with disabilities. Must pick up a Disability Access Pass from any Forest Service Station.

These 5 campgrounds are small (10 – 35 sites) and provide a true high country camping experience. Located on the banks of the Stanislaus River, 20 miles East of Pinecrest, these campgrounds are some of the highest on the Sonora Pass. This area offers some of the best fishing, hiking and scenery in the region.

Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, some campgrounds have paved roads and pads and others do not. Vault toilets are available at all campgrounds and potable water is available. No RV hookups are available. There is a General Store located at Dardanelle and an RV water filling station located at the Brightman Ranger Station.

All sites are first come – first serve and Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored.

All Campgrounds are 1/2 off for Seniors 62 and older with Senior Pass and Access Pass for  campers with disabilities. Senior Pass may be purchased at any FS station for $10 and Access passes are free.

Fraser Flat

Fraser Flat Campground is currently open.

  • $19 per single site / night
  • $38 per double site / night
  • Day Use Fee $5 per vehicle
  • Extra vehicle on all campsites $5 per vehicle
  • 1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Senior Pass. Senior Passes can be purchased for $10 at any Forest Service Station.
  • 1/2 price for campers with disabilities. Must pick up a Disability Access Pass from any Forest Service Station.

Fraser Flat is located approx 10 miles below Pinecrest on the banks of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. A picturesque campground located on a gently flowing section of the river. This campground has 38 sites, paved roads and parking pads, tables, fire rings, vault toilets and potable water. There are also 2 ADA accessible sites and 3 fishing piers on the river, one of which is ADA accessible. There are many Forest Service roads and trails in the area which provide access to the regions forest. Fraser Flat offers an interpretive program on a variety of topics including the History of the Tri Dam project, Mark Twain and Campfire songs.

All sites are first come – first serve. Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored.

Please click here for all campground rules and regulations. Campers are responsible for knowing and abiding by these inn keeper rules and regulations to best ensure the quality camping experience by all visitors.

For all campground related questions please call the Pinecrest Kiosk (209) 965-3116 or (877) 444-6777

Pinecrest Area Campgrounds

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All prices listed are subject to change without notice

These campgrounds are operated by Dodge Ridge under a special use permit from the Stanislaus National Forest.

The US Forest Service