July 25, 2017

Wakalu Hep Yo Campground

Wakalu Hep Yo - Photo Credit: Colleen Greene(209) 795-1381
Highway 4 to Dorrington, northeast on Boards Crossing Road.
www.fs.usda.gov
NOTE: 1/2 PRICED at $10/night while potable water is temporarily unavailable. 

Overview:  Wakalu Hep Yo is a family friendly gem in the Sourgrass Recreation Area tucked just off the beaten path in Calaveras County. Located along Boards Crossing Road just past Calaveras Big Trees in the Stanislaus National Forest, the campground sits at an elevation of 3,900 feet. Featuring great fly fishing, amazing views, and extensive trails. Enjoy  crystal blue water, miles of trails, and Native American grinding rocks sprinkled along the shore-line.
Directions to Wakalu Hep Yo: Head East on Highway 4, grabbing last minute supplies in Arnold. Continue past Calaveras Big Trees to turn right onto Boards Crossing Road in Dorrington. Follow Boards Crossing Road for 5.3 miles. Wakalu Hep Yo Campground will be on your left, just before crossing the river, all the way to the campground.
Logistics: Currently half-price at $10/night, first-come first-serve with a forest service campground host on site. Featuring interpretative signs and events, tent or trailer camping, with picnic tables, flush and vault toilets. NOTE: BRING IN YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER (potable water temporarily unavailable).
Did You Know: Wakalu Hep Yo is aptly named from the Miwok word for “Wild River.” Located along the Stanislaus River, this idyllic campground is known not only for its amazing educational summer program, but also for being one of the primary summer campgrounds for the Mi Wok people for thousands of years as evidenced by the many Native American grinding rocks sprinkled along the shoreline.

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