Visitors to Stanislaus River Campground along the Spicer Reservoir Road are close to many outdoor activities and adventures.
Notice from Forest Service: "Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads" Among the roads with severe damage is the Spicer Reservoir Road which may be closed for the entire 2017 season.
Stanislaus National Forest Storm Damage 2017
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. 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 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|
|Nearby attractions:||Bear Valley, Union and Utica reservoirs, Spicer Meadow Reservoir, Lake Alpine, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, hiking trails, boating, fishing, kayaking, Bear Valley Adventure Company for kayak and bike rentals|