Fraser Flat, Pinecrest, Meadowview, Sand Flat, Brightman Flat, Pigeon Flat and Eureka Valley Campgrounds are now open for the 2021 season.
Scroll down for a complete listing of all campground opening dates. Be sure to check back as we do anticipate opening some campgrounds earlier than expected.
The Pinecrest Dump Station is temporarily closed at this time. It will be opening in the near future for spring and summer 2021.
Scroll down for the complete list of campgrounds we operate.
NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER CAMPGROUND OPERATIONS
Enjoy your summer in the sierra and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Join the campground team and help maintain the 11 different campgrounds that Dodge Ridge manages throughout the Stanislaus National Forest. Apply to be part of our maintenance crew or sign up to be a campground host this summer. Find out more about the campgrounds we operate below and Apply Online Now.
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Dodge Ridge is joining Visit California in its call for safe and responsible travel throughout the state this summer and beyond. We support the Responsible Travel Code, which asks visitors to travel with RESPECT by committing to seven best practices when exploring the Golden State.
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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.
Status: 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.
Know Before you go!
• If you or anyone in your party are feeling unwell, please stay home. We recommend that all visitors thoughtfully weigh their choice about travelling and heed recommendations set forth by County and State Health Officials, and the Center for Disease Control.
• We recommend guests bring their own personal hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues.
Thank you for being flexible and positive during these changing times. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Status: 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.
Brightman Complex Campgrounds
Status: Eureka Valley, Brightman Flat and Pigeon Flat Now Open for First-Come, First-Serve camping
(Please Check Each Campground Tab for variable Opening Dates. Check Back for Confirmation of Opening)
These five 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.
The Brightman Complex is made up of the following 5 campgrounds (check each tab for pricing and dates of availability)
Fraser Flat Campground
Status: Now open for first-come, first-serve camping
Fraser Flat is located approximately 10 miles below Pinecrest on 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.
Pioneer Trail Campground
Status: Now Open for Camping by Reservation.
At this time, late fall and winter camping is not available at Pioneer Trail. We will update this page if we are able to make winter camping available at Pioneer Trail.
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 25 or less. Please send an email to [email protected] to inform our staff of your planned arrival date.
Clark Fork Complex
Status: Sand Flat Now Open for First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
(Check below for Clark Fork targeted opening date)
Clark Fork and Sand Flat Campgrounds are situated along the Clark Fork banks 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 & Resources 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