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

Campground Season is Here! See Below for details about all campgrounds.
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.



Reservation Information

Please visit recreation.gov to make your reservation for the Pinecrest Campground or Pioneer Trail Group Campgrounds or call 877-444-6777. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance.

  • 1/2 price for seniors 62 & older with Golden Access Pass.

    Golden Access 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.

Capacities

  • Max campers per site: 6

    With the exception of group camping at Pioneer Trail

  • Max vehicles per site: 2 (includes all trailers and RVs)

    With the exception of group camping at Pioneer Trail

  • Max tents per site: 3

    With the exception of group camping at Pioneer Trail


Dodge Ridge Kick-Off To Winter Celebration - Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend Kick-Off to Winter Celebration

FRIDAY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – 4, 2017

Our Labor Day Celebration is the official send off to summer as we kick-off the Winter Season ahead. Get complete details

Pinecrest Area Things To Do

Bike rentals, boat rentals, boat slip, marina, outdoor movie amphitheater, great fishing, a general store, Post Office, sporting goods store, restaurant, spectacular hiking trails, and a picturesque swimming beach are all within walking distance. Pinecrest is great for all ages and camping here has been a tradition for generations.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF THINGS TO DO IN THE PINECREST AREA

Dodge Ridge Ski Area - North Fork Bistro Summertime Breakfasts
Breakfast at the Bistro – Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Join us for Breakfast at the Bistro this Summer every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 – 11:30am starting Friday, June 23, 2017. Start your morning off with beautiful slopeside mountain views at Dodge Ridge Ski Area, offering delicious full breakfasts with fresh eggs, juice, cappuccinos and mimosas. Bring your pets to enjoy breakfast on our pet friendly outdoor patio, where you can also catch up on emails with the free WiFi with purchase. The Bistro is located 3 miles from Pinecrest on Dodge Ridge Rd at the RV accessible base area of Dodge Ridge Ski Area inside the Family Lodge.

SEE THE FULL BISTRO BREAKFAST MENU 

Pinecrest Campground

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Status: Now Open

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.

Pinecrest Campground Pricing & Ammenities

Primarily Reservation Only (Occasional Same-Day Walk-In Sites Available)
$26 per site / night
6 people maximum per site
  • Flush Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: No

Reservations are available 6 months in advance of the day you want to check in by calling (877) 444-6777, or on the web at Recreation.gov. First come, first served camping is available during the shoulder seasons from mid-March to early May, and from mid-September to mid-October.

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00. Our Pinecrest Campground Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood.


Meadowview Campground

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Status: Now Open

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.

Meadowview Campground Pricing & Ammenities

Campsite availability is First Come, First Served
$23 per Site / Night
6 people maximum per site
  • Flush Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: No

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00. The Pinecrest Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood.


Pioneer Trail Campground

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Status: Open Year Round

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.

Pioneer Trail Campground Pricing & Ammenities

Campsite availability Reservation Only
$90 per site / night – Sites 1 & 3 (Max 50 People)
$130 per site / night – Site 2 (Max 100 People)
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: No

Reservations are available 6 months in advance of the day you want to check in by calling (877) 444-6777, or on the web at Recreation.gov.

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00. The Pinecrest Campground Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood.

Pioneer Trail is also open for Winter Camping from Mid-October through Mid-April. The cost for camping during these Winter months is free for groups of 15 or less. For groups of 16 or more, the cost would be $1 per person (ie. a group of 16 people would pay $16 and then $1/person for each additional person). To coordinate timing and availability for Winter Camping, send an email to info@dodgeridge.com as far in advance of your planned stay as possible.


Brightman Complex Campgrounds

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Brightman Complex Campgrounds are first come – first served
View Tabs below for pricing and dates of availability

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)

EUREKA VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

$18 per site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

GET DIRECTIONS TO EUREKA VALLEY CAMPGROUND FROM YOUR LOCATION

PIGEON FLAT CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

$11 per site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

GET DIRECTIONS TO PIGEON FLAT CAMPGROUND FROM YOUR LOCATION

BRIGHTMAN FLAT CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

$15 per site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

GET DIRECTIONS TO BRIGHTMAN FLAT CAMPGROUND FROM YOUR LOCATION

DARDANELLE CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

$19 per single site / night
$38 per double site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station
GET DIRECTIONS TO DARDANELLE CAMPGROUND FROM YOUR LOCATION

BOULDER FLAT CAMPGROUND (Scheduled to Open June 16)

$15 per single site / night
$30 per double site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road.  The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

GET DIRECTIONS TO BOULDER FLAT CAMPGROUND FROM YOUR LOCATION

Fraser Flat

Status: Now Open

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.

Fraser Flat Campground Pricing & Ammenities

Campsite availability is first come, first served
$19 Single site / night
$38 Double site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: No

There is an RV dump station located on highway 108 across from Pinecrest Lake Road. The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00. Firewood can be purchased from the Fraser Flat Campground Host.


Clarks Fork Complex

Status: Now Open

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.

CLARKS FORK CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

Campsite availability is first come, first served
$20 Single site / night
$40 Double Site / Night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station
  • RV Dump Station: At entrance to Clarks Fork Campground. The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

SAND FLAT CAMPGROUND (Now Open)

Campsite availability is first come, first served
$19 Family site / night
$5 Day Use Fee
– 6 People Max Per Site
– 2 Cars Max Per Site, $5 per extra vehicle
  • Vault Toilets: Yes
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • RV Hookups: No
  • RV Water Filling Station: Located at the Brightman Ranger Station
  • RV Dump Station: At entrance to Clarks Fork Campground. The dump station is seasonally open seven (7) days a week with a fee of $6.00.

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

  • For questions about reservations or to make a reservation, call (877) 444-6777 or visit recreation.gov.
  • Feel free to send an email about your recent stay or about an upcoming stay at any of the campgrounds listed above to info@dodgeridge.com or call the Pinecrest Kiosk (209) 965-3116

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