Kerrick Corral Horse Camp

Stanislaus National Forest


Kennedy Peak


Kerrick Corral Horse Camp, Stanislaus National Forest, CA

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp

Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

The Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County has many wonderful destinations to explore. Those who bring their horses to Kerrick Horse Camp are close to good riding trails into the Emigrant Wilderness.

    • Find a number of dedicated Horse Camps in the area, including Pine Valley and Clark Fork.
    • 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.
  • Try your hand at fishing in the Stanislaus River, Pinecrest Lake, Lyons Reservoir, and Beardsley Reservoir.
  • Follow hiking trails leading into the Emigrant Wilderness and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
  • Enjoy Pinecrest Lake for boating and fishing.
  • Join a trail ride at Kennedy Meadows.
  • Explore the OHV routes at Niagara Creek and other locations.
  • Find a mountain biking adventure 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

  • The Clark Fork offers good camping (including a horse camp), fishing, and excellent riding trails.
  • Dardanelle Resort is the place to stop for supplies and a good meal.
  • Kennedy Meadows has lodging, a store, a pack station, and a restaurant.
  • Twain Harte features a number of good restaurants and shops.
  • Pinecrest and Strawberry are known for excellent fishing.
  • Beardsley Reservoir is popular for fishing, boating, and swimming.
  • Drive up scenic Sonora Pass.

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp is located near Aspen Meadow Pack Station in the Stanislaus National Forest. To reach the undeveloped camping area, take Crabtree Road off Highway 108 just east of Cold Springs and drive 7.5 miles. Just before the pack station turn right onto forest road 4N25. Kerrick Corral Horse Camp is a quarter mile down that road on the left.

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp is in a beautiful forest area with many trails leading off from it. Popular riding destinations are Bell Meadow, Pine Valley, and beyond them, the entire Emigrant Wilderness. Use of the campground is first-come, first served.

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Basics
Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Location: On Crabtree Road, 7½ miles off Highway 108
Elevation: 6,940 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sonora - 35 miles, 45 minutes
Campground Open: late-May through October
Number of Sites: 1 site
Max. People per Site: None designated
Vehicles per Site: None designated
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Stanislaus National Forest in partnership with Backcountry Horsemen of California - Mid Valley Unit
Summit Ranger Station: (209) 965-3434

Reservations
No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: None designated
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: None
Check-in, check-out: any time

Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tie rails, no potable water
Showers: Next to Pinecrest Lake store
Dump Station: At Pinecrest Dump off Highway 108
Attractions near Kerrick Corral Horse Camp: Ride down to beautiful and secluded Bell Meadow. Take a look at the well-equipped Pine Valley Horse Camp. Follow trails into the Emigrant Wilderness. Visit the Aspen Meadow Pack Station. Drive out to Gianelli Cabin trailhead or Crabtree Camp.


Key Kerrick Corral Horse Camp Regulations

  1. Avoid the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
  2. Dogs should be on leash and attended at all times.
  3. A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) may be parked at each 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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