Anticipated Opening Dates (*All dates subject to change. Will open earlier if possible, please check back):
April 12, 2013: Pinecrest (D Loop), Pioneer Trail, Dump Station
April 15, 2013: Fraser Flat
April 26, 2013: Brightman Flat, Eureka
April 27, 2013: Trout Fishing Season opens. ((Click Here)) for more info on fishing Pinecrest Lake.
May 7, 2013: Pigeon Flat
May 9, 2013: Pinecrest (Loops A & B), Pigeon Flat, Brightman Flat
May 20, 2013: Dardanelle
May 23, 2013: Meadowview
June 14, 2013: Boulder Flat
Reservations 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.
Pinecrest Campground is first come, first serve April 26th - May 8th. Advanced reservations begin May 9th. Pinecrest Campground Kiosk opens May 9th, to reach the kiosk please call (209) 965-3116.
Pioneer Trail is first come, first serve now - May 3rd. Advanced reservations begin May 4th.
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 advanced reservations (877-444-6777 or at recreation.gov) between the dates of May 9, 2013 and September 2014. Reservations are available 6 months in advance of the day you want to check in. First come, first serve camping is available during the shoulder seasons from April 26, 2013 - May 8, 2013 and from Mid September 2013 to Mid October 2013. Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored. There is an RV dump station located nearby which is open Monday – Saturday starting May 1, 2013. Our Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood starting May 9, 2013.
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!
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 2013. Golden Age, Golden Access and Senior Passes are honored.
Pioneer Trail Campground
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 starting May 4th by calling 877-444-6777 or online at recreation.gov.
Made up of the following campgrounds:
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. [Click here] to download the schedule.
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
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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.