Visitors to Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground along the Stanislaus River 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 Boards Crossing Road leading to Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground. The road may be closed for the 2017 season.
Stanislaus National Forest Storm Damage 2017
Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground is located near Boards Crossing along the Stanislaus River, south of Dorrington. The campground was built after a destructive mudslide swept through the area in 1997. Campsites are well shaded under mature conifers and oaks, close enough to the river for campers to be lulled asleep at night by is gentle sounds.
Stanislaus National Forest has designated Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground (which means Wild River) for many of its cultural and interpretive programs through the summer. The nearby river offers great fishing. Swimming is hazardous when currents are swift.
|Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground Location:||Five miles south of Highway 4 at Dorrington on Boards Crossing - Sourgrass Road|
|Miles/Driving time:||Stockton - 82 miles, 1:47|
|Campground Open:||Mid-May through October|
|Number of Sites:||49|
|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:||20 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Check-in, check-out:||Any time, Noon|
|Wakaluu Hep Yoo Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, food locker, fire ring|
|Campground:||restrooms with flush and vault toilets, tap water|
|Showers:||Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes|
|Dump Station:||Located at campground entrance|
|Nearby attractions:||North Fork Stanislaus River, Sourgrass Day-use Area, fishing, hiking, interpretive programs, Calaveras Big Trees State Park|