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Attention: Cherry Valley is closed for the 2014 season. Damage from the Rim Fire requires many trees to be removed to make the area safe. Heavy logging makes access in and out of the campground unsafe for campers. We apologize for the inconvenience.
CHERRY VALLEY, CA
part ofStanislaus National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSituated in the central Sierra Nevada, camping at Cherry Valley campground offers many beautiful sights. It is located in a forest of mixed conifers about 1.5 miles northeast of Cherry Valley Dam, 1 hour east of Tuolumne City, 1 hour northeast of Groveland, and 2.5 hours from the northwestern border of Yosemite National Park. Lake access is available via a hiking trail. The road to the campground is a winding mountain road and must be taken slowly.
Visitors to Cherry Valley campground can enjoy easy access to nearby Cherry Lake, the largest lake in the Stanislaus National Forest. Anglers flock to Cherry Lake every year, plotting their next catch of eastern brook trout, German brown trout, kokanee salmon, and rainbow trout.
There are unlimited opportunities for fishing on lakes and rivers and for exploring hiking trails in the area. Cherry Lake has a boat ramp near the dam, conveniently located off Cherry Lake Road. Visitors to Cherry Valley can enjoy a quiet lake experience great for water sports, swimming, and fishing.
Cherry Valley has 41 single and five double family sites with paved roads and spurs. Each site has a table and campfire pit with a grill. Drinking water and vault toilets are available. The opening and closing dates are somewhat weather dependent, but the campground is generally open for the first day of fishing season, the last Friday in April.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Campground can be reached from Hwy 120 using Cherry Lake Road. Going east on Hwy 120 (Big Oak Rd) from Groveland, travel about 3.5 miles and turn left onto Cherry Lake Rd (NF 1N07). Travel on Cherry Lake Rd about 23.5 miles to where it becomes Cottonwood Rd. You will see Cherry Valley Dam. Continue on Cottonwood Rd 75 miles north to Cherry Valley Campground sign. Travel another .75 mile northeast to the campground. NOTE: Cherry Valley is 30 miles from the town of Tuolumne. All units coming to Cherry Valley should be towed from Tuolumne and not Highway 120 from Groveland.
Mailing Address:CHERRY VALLEY
Groveland CA 95321
Phone Number:Information: (209)379-2258