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: Pinecrest Campground is open for reservations for the season.
Visit Recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777 to make a reservation for spring, summer and fall 2023.
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.
- Occupancy in campsites will be strictly enforced: 6 people per site including children.
- Two Vehicles per site (includes trailers/RVs).
Status: OPEN FOR THE 2023 SUMMER SEASON.
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, Pigeon Flat, Brightman East & West, Dardanelle are open for the 2023 Summer Season.
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: open for the 2023 Summer Season.
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: Pioneer Trail Campground is open for reservations.
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.
Clark Fork Complex
Status: The Clark Fork is open for the 2023 summer season.
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