Eureka Valley Campground

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Kennedy Peak, Stanislaus National Forest, California
Kennedy Peak, Stanislaus National Forest, California

Eureka Valley Campground

Stanislaus National Forest

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 at Eureka Valley Campground 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 Eureka Valley 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.

Eureka Valley Campground Basics
Eureka Valley Campground Location: On Highway 108, about 26 miles east of Pinecrest
Elevation: 6,020 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sonora - 51 miles, 1:20
Camping Season: Open late April through early October, depending on weather
Number of Sites: 28 sites
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, $5 per night fee for un-towed 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: All campsites at Eureka Valley Campground are first-come, first-served.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 22 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $24 per night
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: Near Pinecrest Lake store
Dump Station: At entrance to Clark Fork Campground (fee)
Attractions near Eureka Valley Campground: Stop in at the Dardanelle Resort. Drive up to Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station. Visit Columns of the Giants geologic site. Fish the Stanislaus River. Hike into the Emigrant Wilderness. Explore the Clark Fork. Drive up scenic Sonora Pass.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. If using a reservation website, check to be sure your vehicles will fit in the parking space for your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

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

Eureka Valley Campground, Stanislaus National Forest, CA

Eureka Valley Campground

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Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

Visitors to the Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County find a wide range of activities and attractions. Campers at Eureka Valley Campground have convenient access to the Stanislaus River.

  • Visit nearby geologic wonders such as Columns of the Giants and Trail of the Gargoyles.
  • Kennedy Meadows offers lodging, a pack station, and a restaurant.
  • Find excellent fishing in the Clark Fork, Stanislaus River, Pinecrest Lake, Lyons Reservoir, and Beardsley Reservoir.
  • Take popular hiking trails into the Emigrant Wilderness and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
  • It's hard to beat Pinecrest Lake for boating and fishing.
  • Saddle up for a trail ride at Kennedy Meadows or Aspen Meadows.
  • Explore the OHV routes at Niagara Creek and other locations.
  • Take off mountain biking along the network of logging roads.
  • Find a number of dedicated Horse Camps in the area.
  • Stop at scenic overlooks at Donnell Vista and farther up Sonora Pass.
  • At Twain Harte enjoy weekly, outdoor summer concerts along with good restaurants and shops.
  • The Clark Fork has good camping, fishing, and hiking.
  • Drive up scenic Sonora Pass and over to Leavitt Meadow.

Key Eureka Valley Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs mjust be on leash and attended at all times.
  2. Avoid the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
  3. There is a limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site.
  4. A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) may be parked at each campsite.
  5. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  6. Generator use is limited to 3 hours per day and only between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

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