CAMPGROUNDS CURRENTLY OPEN
Pinecrest – Meadowview – Pioneer Trail – Fraser Flat – Pigeon Flat – Eureka Valley – Brightman Flat (East Brightman Campground Only)
See Below for complete details about all campground opening dates
Please Read the 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.
1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Golden Access Pass.
Golden Access Passes can be purchased for $80 at any Forest Service Station.
1/2 price for campers with disabilities.
Must pick up a Disability Access Pass from any Forest Service Station.
Now Hiring for Summer Campground Positions
Spend the summer along Sonora Pass in the beautiful Central Sierra. Hosting positions are seasonal paid positions that include a monthly propane allowance. Applicants must have the ability to provide adequate self contained accommodations (RV, Motorhome, Camper, Trailer) to live on-site at the campground in a company provided space.
We are currently hiring for our summer Campground Maintenance Crew positions. The primary responsibility for this position are the daily and weekly maintenance of all campground facilities including restrooms, campsites, and booths. This work includes cleaning, trash removal, minor repairs to buildings and signs, guest interaction, driving and walking.
– Pinecrest Now Open For Camping by reservation
A short five minute walk from beautiful Pinecrest Lake, the Pinecrest Campground offers almost 200 sites for a variety of tent, trailer, and RV camping for access to all the fishing, hiking, swimming, paddling, and enjoyment that Pinecrest has to offer. The area is mostly forested and each site has a paved parking pad, picnic table, and fire ring. Reservations can be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or online at Recreation.gov.
– Now Open for first-come, first-served camping
Meadowview is located right next to the Pinecrest Campground and is a short five minute walk from beautiful Pinecrest Lake. Meadowview offers a variety of tent, trailer, and RV camping with access to all the fishing, hiking, swimming, paddling and everything else that Pinecrest Lake is famous for. The area is mostly forested and each site has a paved parking pad, picnic table, and fire ring.
Pioneer Trail Campground
– Now Open For Camping By Reservation
Pioneer Trail is a group campground with 3 large sites capable of accommodating 50 – 100 people each, perfect for youth groups, family reunions, scouting groups, social groups etc. Parking areas are paved. Each site has multiple picnic tables and large fire rings for serious outdoor cooking. It is a short walk down the hill to Pinecrest Lake and associated amenities. Reservations are required for this campground by calling (877) 444-6777 or online at Recreation.gov.
Winter Camping (mid-October to mid-April)
Pioneer Trail is also open for first-come-first-serve Winter Camping from Mid-October through Mid-April. Winter camping is free for groups of 15 or less. Please send an email to email@example.com to inform our staff of your planned arrival date.
Brightman Complex Campgrounds
– Now Open for first-come, first-served camping. Eureka Valley, Pigeon Flat and Brightman Campground (East Brightman Campground only)
– Click on the individual Brightman Complex tabs for opening date updates by campground.
These 5 campgrounds are small, offering 10 – 35 sites per campground, providing 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, and there is a General Store located nearby at Dardanelle.
The Brightman Complex is made up of the following campgrounds (check each tab for pricing and dates of availability)
– Now Open for first-come, first-served camping.
Fraser Flat is located approx 10 miles below Pinecrest on the banks of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. Fraser Flat is a picturesque campground located on a gently flowing section of the South Fork of the Stanislaus 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 region’s 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.
Clark Fork Complex
– Tentative Opening Date: Friday, June 14 – Check back for updates as this date may change.
Clark Fork Campground is situated along the banks of the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River, 5 miles from the junction of Clark Fork Road and Highway 108. It is about 25 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station in Pinecrest.
Things to Do In The Pinecrest Area
Campground Rules and Regulations
Please read our Campground Rules & 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.
Campground Comments & Questions
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