Pioneer Trail Group Campground
Pioneer Trail Group Campground is on a forested ridge overlooking Pinecrest Lake in the Stanislaus National Forest. By foot, the lake is less than ½-mile away; by car, about 1½ miles. The group campground has 3 sites, 2 of which can accommodate up to 50 people and a third site which can hold up to 100. Parking lots will hold 10, 15, or 25 vehicles depending on vehicle size The campground is open year-round, allowing individuals to use it without cost for snow camping during the winter.
During the summer months, outdoor movies or ranger programs are offered every night at the Pinecrest Lake amphitheater. Fishing is a favorite past-time from the shore or the designated fishing wharf. In the adjacent community of Pinecrest are a grocery store, sporting goods store, restaurant, bike rentals, and coffee bar. A snack bar is at the beach.
Key Pinecrest Lake Camping Regulations
- Limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site
- A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) parked at campsite. Overflow parking available.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate