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National Forest Guide
on Stanslaus National Forest
Located in central California, lies the Stanislaus National Forest.
You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, enjoy a comfortable
cabin, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine
solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into cold clear streams
cooling your feet while lost in the beauty of nature, raft the exciting
and breath-taking Tuolumne River, or canoe one of the many gorgeous
lakes. You can ride a horse, a mountain bike or a snowmobile. Clearly
the choice is yours in the special places of the Stanislaus National
These downloadable guides are updated annually, look for new editions in June.
Download 2013 Stanislaus Traveler Visitor's Guide
This comprehensive visitor's guide to the Stanislaus National Forest includes maps, campground
listings, programs and special events, use it to plan your next visit to the forest.
Download 2013 Summit - Miwok Districts Program & Activity Guide
Traveling up Hwy 108? This guide includes a map and a schedule of programs and activities going on this summer in the Summit - Miwok Ranger Districts in the Stanislaus National Forest. Activities include daytime and evening campfire presentations, hands-on activities, star gazing programs and guided hikes. Programs and activities are located in or near Pinecrest, CA
Download 2013 Calaveras District Program & Activity Guide
Traveling up Hwy 4? This guide includes a map and a schedule of programs and activities going on this summer in the Calaveras Ranger District in the Stanislaus National Forest. Activities include daytime and evening campfire presentations, hands-on activities, interpretive natural history programs and guided hikes. Programs and activities are all in or near Lake Alpine and Dorrington, CA.
The Stanislaus National
Forest contains all of the Emigrant Wilderness and portions of the Carson-Iceberg
and Mokelumne Wildernesses. These areas are closed to all motorized
use. Livestock grazing and mining are permitted uses. The pristine and
dramatic scenery as a backdrop offers outstanding hiking, backpacking,
and horseback riding opportunities. Wilderness permits are required
for overnight stays, and group size is limited. Camping is not allowed
within 100 feet of streams, trails, or lakes.
During the gold
rush, the area that would become the Stanislaus National Forest was
a busy place, occupied by miners and other immigrants, homesteaders
and ranchers, dam builders and loggers. Several railroads were constructed
to haul logs out of the woods. Evidence of these activities still exist.
For more specific
information visit the USFS
Stanislaus National Forest page