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Stanislaus National Forest

Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
+1 209-795-1381
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Stanislaus National Forest, created on February 22, 1897, is among the oldest of the national forests. You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike. The Calaveras Big Trees State Park is also here.
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“Some Parts Not So Nice: Others Very Beautiful - Stanislaus National Forest”
Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
+1 209-795-1381
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

What a gorgeous place. Really enjoyed Pinecrest Lake and the drive along the Sonora Pass. There is an amazing vista called Donnell - great place to take a little stroll down to an amazing view.

2  Thank Jules T
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed at Dimond O campground for a couple of days in late June. When we made our reservations for Yosemite, we were unable to get into any of the camp grounds on the valley floor inside the park, so we settled for Dimond O....More

17  Thank KH68
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We went to a Rainbow Pools and what a beautiful sight to see! Fun and safe natural swimming pool for families. My husband and some of the other people we were with did some cliff jumping off into the pool below. You can also hang...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Hiked the entire Lake surrounds, ensure you have good shoes and some water, lovely to see the cabins on the lake close up and enjoy the scenery of the Lake.

Thank karinr613
Reviewed 8 May 2013

What is there to say about a National Forest? We stayed in Pinecrest for a few nights and went to the lake, saw the eagles, hiked around the dam, and enjoyed the vastness of it. We have been to Columbia hundreds of times. Yosemite is...More

2  Thank kcsouza31
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Such a big big forest... so many places to see, campgrounds, snowmobiles inthe winter, horses in the summer. Mountain Passes, logging roads in the middle of nowhere. And its all in California. May as well be in Montana or Colorado! No, this is better.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 19 October 2012

There is a wild river that remains in these parts...the Staislaus has three forks but the one I know can be reached by descending from the neighborhood after the Calaveras Big Tree park...ask the locals and be aware of the rules and wild life. One...More

1  Thank johnfornal
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is not a bit different but SO much less crowded than Yosemite. It is very cool on the mountain during the summer and trees and scenery are awesome. Not to be missed! If you are still for a bit you will see some animals,...More

2  Thank dauntlessdefy
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Views are wonderful & stunning, checkout the Sonora pass

Thank hardy2408
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world, I wish we had planned more time to explore and soak it all in. Beautiful beautiful.

Thank MFChavez
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