Fraser Flat Campground

Stanislaus National Forest

South Fork Stanislaus River

Campsite at Fraser Flat Campground, Stanislaus National Forest, CA

Fraser Flat Campground

Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

The Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County has man interesting places to explore. Those who camp at Fraser Flat Campground are right along the Stanislaus River.

  • Find excellent fishing in the 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.
  • Visit nearby geologic wonders such as Columns of the Giants and Trail of the Gargoyles.
  • Stop at scenic overlooks at Donnell Vista and farther up Sonora Pass.

Places to Visit

  • Pinecrest and Strawberry are popular destinations for fishing.
  • Beardsley Reservoir attracts visitors for fishing, boating, and swimming.
  • At Twain Harte enjoy weekly, outdoor summer concerts along with good restaurants and shops.
  • The Clark Fork has good camping, fishing, and hiking.
  • Dardanelle Resort is the place to stop for supplies and a good meal.
  • Kennedy Meadows offers lodging, a pack station, and a restaurant.
  • Drive up scenic Sonora Pass and on the Leavitt Meadow.

Fraser Flat Campground

Fraser Flat Campground is spread in a park-like setting among mature trees along the South Fork of the Stanislaus River, north of Cold Springs on Highway 108. Recently renovated, Fraser Flat Campground is adjacent to a day-use area with two fishing piers. Many visitors like to set up their RVs or trailers for extended stays in the pleasant surroundings. Trails along the river lead upstream to Strawberry, giving anglers easy access to miles of river. Pinecrest Lake is only a short drive away.

The 38 first-come, first-served sites at Fraser Flat Campground are often filled on summer weekends.

Fraser Flat Campground Basics
Fraser Flat Campground Location: Fraser Flat Road, 3 miles north of Highway 108 at the Spring Gap turnoff near Cold Springs
Elevation: 4,770 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sonora - 30 miles, 40 minutes
Stockton - 90 miles, 1:50
Campground Open: May through September
Number of Sites: 38
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
Mi-Wok Ranger District: (209) 586-3234

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 22 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but accessible facilities, including
ADA accessible fishing piers
Fees: $19
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Fraser Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: 8 miles, next to Pinecrest Store
Dump Station: 7 miles, near Pinecrest Dump off Highway 108
Attractions near Fraser Flat Campground: Fish along the Stanislaus River. Take the hiking trail up the river toward Strawberry. Use the convenient fishing piers. Drive up to Pinecrest Lake for boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking. Spend the day at Strawberry, Beardsley Reservoir, or Twain Harte. Go to Aspen Meadow Pack Station for trail rides. Hike into the Emigrant Wilderness.

Key Fraser Flat Campground Regulations

  1. A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) may be parked at each campsite.
  2. Avoid the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
  3. Dogs should be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. There is a limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site.

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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