Stanislaus National Forest


898,000 Acres • 78 Lakes • 811 Miles of Streams & Rivers • Est. 1897 1100 Miles of Trails • North and West of Yosemite NP

Planning a visit? For detailed information on current restrictions and closures in this national forest, visit the official USFS Stanislaus National Forest website.

The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada. There 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 Forest.

Tuolumne River Rafting

Pinecrest Lake

Donnell Vista

Sonora Pass

North and West of Yosemite

The Stanislaus National Forest is located on Yosemite National Park’s northwest boundary. Visitors can access this Forest  via CA-4 , CA-108, and CA-120. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from the Bay Area.

The West Side Trail project near Tuolumne City was a collaborative effort between several private and public agencies that resulted in upgrading and enhancing a popular community trail enjoyed by both tourists and local residents.

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