Visitors to Stanislaus River Campground along the Spicer Reservoir Road are close to many outdoor activities and adventures.
Notice from Forest Service: June 28, 2017 - "Spicer, Slick Rock and McKays roads are now open to visitors wishing to travel on them. . . . the Forest Service was able to open the following campgrounds: Spicer, Spicer Group Camp, Union East, Union West, Rocky Point, Sandy Flat and Stanislaus River."
Stanislaus River Campground is along Spicer Reservoir Road in the Stanislaus National Forest. The campground is 3 miles from Highway 4 and 5 miles from Spicer Meadow Reservoir. The North Fork of the Stanislaus River flows past the campground in a gentle stream. A sandy beach is found along the edge of the river at the southern end of the campground.
Drinking water is usually available from hand operated pumps at Stanislaus River Campground. Check with the Forest Service before visiting the campsite to be sure that water is available. The 25 campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, or RVs. Garbage must be packed out. Services and supplies are 10 miles away at Bear Valley Village.
|Stanislaus River Campground Basics|
|Stanislaus River Campground Location:||Turn off Highway 4 at Spicer Reservoir Rd. 22 miles east of Arnold and 6 miles west of Lake Alpine. Then 3 miles to the campground|
|Miles/Driving time:||Stockton - 98 miles, 2:06|
|Campground Open:||Late-May through October
Opening date may be hampered by snow
|Number of Sites:||25|
|Max. People per Site:||6 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2, fee for 2nd vehicle|
|Maximum Length of Stay:||14 days|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Operated by||Stanislaus National Forest|
|Calaveras Ranger District:||(209) 795-1381|
|No Reservations:||First come, first served|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||35 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Check-in, check-out:||Any time, Noon|
|Stanislaus River Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||Vault toilets, hand-pumped water|
|Attractions near Stanislaus River Campground:||Fish in the Stanislaus River. Enjoy nearby boating and kayaking. Find a boat launch ramp at Spicer Meadow Reservoir. Bear Valley Adventure Company has kayak and bike rentals. Visit Bear Valley for shops and restaurants. Head over to Spicer Meadow Reservoir for fishing and boating. Drive up the road to beautiful Lake Alpine. Hike in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Explore the many local hiking trails.|