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Stanislaus National Forest, created on February 22, 1897, is among the oldest of the national forests. You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike. The Calaveras Big Trees State Park is also here.
Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
+1 209-795-1381
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the way to Yosemite National Park, we ensured that we saw Stanislaus National Forest and were not disappointed. Some incredibly dense forest was totally picturesque in the snow. The approach in the car gave us a flavour of what we could expect and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Greg W
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We stoped here on the way south. This National forest was neat experience but be careful around the date 4th of July Be ready for the crowds and lines for the showers. On the other side I recommend backcountry backpacking here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helia_linne
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Because unfortunately the Tioga Pass was closed due to a fire in Yosemite, we took the road over Stanislaus National Forest. Little did we know that while Tioga Pass is a highway, the road through Stanislaus is a comparably narrow very windy street. While the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swissami19
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We camped two nights/three days in Herring and the rangers at the station were very helpful. The campsites were well maintained and the trails were cleared. Beautiful rivers close to the campsites. Be aware - primitive campsite! Vault toilets available within a reasonable distance. Would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The scenery travelling through the National Park is truly beautiful. The thick forestry that you can see at the numerous vista points, is well worth stopping for. Travelling to great heights, and the road is winding for miles.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 465RobertH465
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The enormity of this place is just awesome. The park is beautifully kept and natural, you mind runs riot with the majestic magnificence of the forests and mountains. Don’t think about it, just do it, you will not be sorry.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This really is the most beautiful national park that I have driven thru. It is so oh so very scenic and it takes you up to heights of 9000ft and then down. The road goes up and down and zig zag - just amazing.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were driving 120 west of Yosemite and this time saw the Stanislaus National Forest again in this area. Due to a forest fire a few years back, this area of the Stanislaus National Forest is still recovering. We do love other parts of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mini
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited Stanislaus National Forest. This time we visited the area near Calaveras Big Trees Area. Stanislaus National Forest has 48,000 acres. Its a great place to camp, hike, fish, enjoy the winter, and more.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is just an amazing National Forest to drive through. So many photo opportunities round every corner. So much to take in but well worth the drive.

Date of experience: May 2016
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