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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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Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
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+1 209-795-1381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped two nights/three days in Herring and the rangers at the station were very helpful. The campsites were well maintained and the trails were cleared. Beautiful rivers close to the campsites. Be aware - primitive campsite! Vault toilets available within a reasonable distance. Would...More

Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery travelling through the National Park is truly beautiful. The thick forestry that you can see at the numerous vista points, is well worth stopping for. Travelling to great heights, and the road is winding for miles.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The enormity of this place is just awesome. The park is beautifully kept and natural, you mind runs riot with the majestic magnificence of the forests and mountains. Don’t think about it, just do it, you will not be sorry.

Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

This really is the most beautiful national park that I have driven thru. It is so oh so very scenic and it takes you up to heights of 9000ft and then down. The road goes up and down and zig zag - just amazing.

1  Thank malnit56
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We were driving 120 west of Yosemite and this time saw the Stanislaus National Forest again in this area. Due to a forest fire a few years back, this area of the Stanislaus National Forest is still recovering. We do love other parts of the...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

We visited Stanislaus National Forest. This time we visited the area near Calaveras Big Trees Area. Stanislaus National Forest has 48,000 acres. Its a great place to camp, hike, fish, enjoy the winter, and more.

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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is just an amazing National Forest to drive through. So many photo opportunities round every corner. So much to take in but well worth the drive.

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Reviewed August 19, 2015

We drove over Sonora Pass and as part of this drive drove through part of the Stanislaus National Forest. The forest looked so green and nice. We enjoyed the views. We took a hike at the Columns of the Giants part of the Stanislaus National...More

Thank mini33
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Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

I came up to the Stanislaus NF from So Cal for work and completely enjoyed the time that we were there. The people are great, make you feel like you are "at home" even though I'm pretty sure they could tell I wasn't from around...More

1  Thank LBCSQUID
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Spent a couple of days with friends in this area, yes it is beautiful and the forest is lovely, but the under growth and in general it was very dry. We took a couple of short walks and the trails were very dusty - that...More

1  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
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