Eureka Valley Campground

Stanislaus National Forest

Kennedy Peak

Eureka Valley Campground, Stanislaus National Forest, CA

Eureka Valley Campground

Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

Visitors to the Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County find a wide range of activities and attractions.

  • Fishing in the Stanislaus River, Pinecrest Lake, Lyons Reservoir, and Beardsley Reservoir
  • Hiking trails leading into the Emigrant Wilderness and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
  • Pinecrest Lake boating, fishing and horseback riding at Kennedy Meadows
  • OHV routes at Niagara Creek and other locations
  • Mountain biking along the network of logging roads
  • A number of dedicated Horse Camps
  • Geologic wonders such as Columns of the Giants and Trail of the Gargoyles
  • Scenic overlooks at Donnell Vista and farther up Sonora Pass

Places to Visit

  • Twain Harte
  • Pinecrest and Strawberry
  • Beardsley Reservoir for fishing, boating, and swimming
  • Clark Fork
  • Dardanelle Resort
  • Kennedy Meadows and Sonora Pass

Eureka Valley Campground

Eureka Valley Campground is situated on the bank of the Stanislaus River in the Stanislaus National Forest, 2½ miles from the Dardanelle Resort. The broad flat of the campground area makes it easy to maneuver RVs and trailers. Sites tend to be more exposed than at neighboring campgrounds. The campground is guarded on two sides by the river and a third by a rocky summit.

Of the 28 campsites at the campground, 2 are double sites and 4 are walk-in sites. Water is supplied from 3 wells on the grounds with hand pumps. Although the official limit on RV lengths is 22 feet, much larger rigs are often seen at Eureka Valley and some of the neighboring campgrounds.

Campground Basics
Location: On Highway 108, about 26 miles east of Pinecrest
Elevation: 6,020 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sonora - 51 miles, 1:20
Campground Open: May through early October
Number of Sites: 28 sites
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 Dodge Ridge Corporation for the Stanislaus National Forest
Summit Ranger Station: (209) 965-3434

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 22 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $18
Check-in, check-out: any time, 11:00 AM

Eureka Valley Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, hand-pumped potable water
Showers: At Dardanelle Resort
Dump Station: At entrance to Clark Fork Campground (fee)
Nearby attractions: Stanislaus River, Emigrant Wilderness, Dardanelle Resort, Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station, Clark Fork, Sonora Pass

Key Stanislaus National Forest Camping Regulations

  1. Limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site
  2. A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) parked at campsite.

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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