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

Campground Season in Fast Approaching! See Below for Anticipated Opening Dates!

Reservation Information

Please visit 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.  Please note: Reservations begin on different dates for the various campgrounds.

  • 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.

Max campers per site: 6

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

Max tents per site: 3

           (with the exception of group camps at Pioneer Trail)

     No checks accepted.

Pinecrest Campground


Status: Scheduled to Open Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 enjoying Pinecrest has to offer. The area is mostly forested and each site has a paved parking pad, picnic table, and fire ring.

  • $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 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 Kiosk is open 7 days per week and sells ice and firewood starting in early May 2015.

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.  It is a quintessential American summer vacation. Come and create your own tradition!

Meadowview Campground


Status: Scheduled to Open Friday May 26, 2017

  • $23 per site / night, 6 people maximum per site.
  • Meadowview sites are first come – first serve

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.

     Flush Toilets: Yes

     Potable Water: Yes

     RV Hookups: No

     RV Water Filling Station: No

Pioneer Trail Campground


Status: Open Year Round

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. 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, the recreation area and associated amenities. Reservations are required for this campground by calling 877-444-6777 or online at

  • Sites 1 & 3 (Max 50 ppl) $90 per site / night
  • Site 2 (Max 100 ppl) $130 per site / night

     Toilets: Yes

     Potable Water: Yes

     RV Hookups: No

     RV Water Filling Station: No

Brightman Complex Campgrounds


The Brightman Complex  Campgrounds are first come – first serve. The complex is made up of the following campgrounds:

  • Eureka Valley (scheduled to open May 19) – $18 per site / night
  • Pigeon Flat (scheduled opening TBD) – $11 per site / night
  • Brightman Flat (scheduled to open May 19) – $15 per site / night
  • Dardanelle (scheduled to open May 26) – $19 per single site / night // $38 per double site / night
  • Boulder Flat* (scheduled to open June 16) – $15 per single site / night // $30 per double site / night
  • Extra vehicle on all campsites $5 per vehicle, maximum 2 vehicles per site.
  • Brightman Complex campgrounds Day Use Fee (Open) $5 per vehicle
  • 6 people maximum per site at all sites.

These 5 campgrounds are small (10 – 35 sites) and provide 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.

     Toilets: Yes

     Potable Water: Yes

     RV Hookups: No

     RV Water Filling Station: Located at Brightman Ranger Station

Fraser Flat

Status: Scheduled to open Thursday, April 27, 2017

First come – first serve

  • $19 per single site / night
  • $38 per double site / night
  • Day Use Fee $5 per vehicle

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 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 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.

Clarks Fork Complex

First come – first serve

  • Clarks Fork Campground (scheduled to open May 19)  $20 per site / night // $40 double site/night
  • Sand Flat (scheduled to open May 19) – $19 per family  site / night
  • Day Use Fee $5 per vehicle
  • Clarks Fork Complex Campground sites are first come – first serve.

Clark Fork Campground is situated along the banks of the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River, five miles from the junction of Clark Fork Road and Highway 108. It is about 25 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station.

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 all campground related questions please call the Pinecrest Kiosk (209) 965-3116 or email
  • For questions about reservations call (877) 444-6777 or visit
  • Feel free to send an email about your recent stay or about an upcoming stay at any of the campgrounds listed above to

Food, Activities, & more in the Pinecrest area:

Pinecrest Lake Marina [click here] // Dardanelle Resort [click here] // Kennedy Meadows Pack Station [click here]

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Peggy Sells Photography

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