Stanislaus National Forest

The beautiful Stanislaus National Forest is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range... your four-season wilderness playground.

Stanislaus National Forest

Find your perfect wilderness experience in the Stanislaus National Forest. Be sure to visit the Calaveras Ranger District for updated maps and guides to the endless recreation available. Much of the Arnold Rim Trail (pictured) falls within the Stanislaus National Forest, as does the Sourgrass Recreation Area, Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground, Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Bear Valley, Lake Alpine, and much of the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway.

When recreating in this area, please follow our Hop Lightly guidelines to stay safe and keep the wilderness beautiful.

Whitewater rafting on the north fork of the Stanislaus

Whitewater rafting on the north fork of the Stanislaus | OARS

The US Forest Service has provided the following Highway 4 recreation information in their Sierra Traveler magazine. Their full magazine includes information on bark beetle, protecting yourself and the forest, and recreation along highways 4, 108 and 120.

Arnold Area Outdoor Recreation

Highway 4 Recreation | Stanislaus National Forest

Stanislaus National Forest

Highland Lakes | Sandy Price

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