Stanislaus National Forest

Rivers/Rapids in Stanislaus Nat'l Forest

Clark Fork

Species Present: rainbow trout Seasons: last Saturday in April to mid-November, road access subject to winter closure Camping: Within the Clark Fork Recreation Area, camping is restricted to designated sites at Clark Fork Campground, Clark Fork Horse Campground, Fence Creek Campground, and Sand Flat Campground. Comments: The California Department ...

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Clavey River

Species Present: rainbow trout Seasons: last Saturday in April to mid-November, road access subject to winter closure Camping: dispersed "pick your own spot" camping Comments: California designated "Wild Trout Stream" More Information: A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish in the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting ...

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Middle Fork Stanislaus River (upper)

Species Present: rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, german brown trout Seasons: last Saturday in April to mid-November, road access subject to winter closure Camping: Within the Brightman Recreation Area, camping is restricted to designated sites at Baker Campground, Deadman Campground, Boulder Flat Campground, Brightman Flat Campground, Dardanelle Campground, ...

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Mosquito Lakes

These two small alpine lakes are located 8 miles east of Lake Alpine on Highway 4, at an elevation of 7,882 feet. Motorized boating is not recommended. The lakes lie within a few feet of Highway 4 and anglers often are tempted to fish from the roadside. This practice ...

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North Fork Stanislaus River

The North Fork Stanislaus River provides outstanding opportunities for experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Boaters may paddle a five-mile, Class IV stretch of the river between Sourgrass, near Dorrington, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park, just east of Arnold. The run offers an exciting adventure through a spectacularly beautiful, heavily timbered, ...

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South Fork Stanislaus River

Species Present: rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, german brown trout Seasons: last Saturday in April to mid-November, road access subject to winter closure Camping: Forest Service developed campgrounds at Pinecrest include: * 300 camp sites with tables, grills, flush toilets and piped water in 2 campgrounds ...

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Tuolumne River

Described by river experts as one of the most challenging river runs in California, the main Tuolumne River is a scenic 18-mile journey. It passes through lands managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Rafting on the Tuolumne River has evolved from a humble beginning. ...

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