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BIG MEADOW STANISLAUS NATL FS, CA

part ofStanislaus National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BIG MEADOW STANISLAUS NATL FS (CA)
Status: Closed through Tue Nov 25 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big Meadow Campground lies at about 6,400 feet elevation on the Stanislaus National Forest. It is located 21 miles east of Arnold, California. Breathtaking views abound, and wildlife viewing opportunities include marmots, squirrels, coyotes and deer.

Natural Features:

Situated in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, Stanislaus National Forest is sandwiched between the well-known destinations, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. It boasts gorgeous views of snow-capped mountain peaks and California's Great Central Valley.

Recreation:

Picnicking, birding and hiking are popular pastimes at Big Meadow.

Lake Alpine and Spicer Meadow Reservoir, both just a 15 minute drive away, offer fishing and other water activities.

Facilities:

Big Meadow has 65 individual camping units and a group site. The group camp, easily accessible from Highway 4, can accommodate up to 50 guests. Vault toilets and drinking water are among the conveniences found here.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • There is no host on site; Forest Service employees make daily visits
  • The campsites are managed as first-come, first-served with the exception of the group site. Reservations can be made for the group site.
  • Only 2 vehicles per site allowed.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.41639, -120.105
    38°24'59"N, 120°6'18"W

    From Arnold, California, take Highway 4 east for 25 miles to the Big Meadow Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BIG MEADOW STANISLAUS NATL FS
    STANISLAUS
      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (209)795-1381
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