Amenities for each site includes a paved parking pad, picnic table and campfire ring. Drinking water is handy and restrooms have flush toilets, sinks and a utility sink. No RV hookups area available but there is a dump station.
Welcome to Pinecrest. Please review the following carefully about your stay during the novel COVID-19 pandemic and the EMERGENCY FIRE RESTRICTIONS.
• The Pinecrest Recreation Basin businesses will be open, but it will not be business as usual. There will be no interpretive services or movies at the Amphitheater this season.
• We are dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for our employees and visitors. Please respect and maintain six feet social distancing when interacting with others. Please wear face coverings in public and when in high-risk situations where social distancing is not possible to maintain.
• Occupancy in campsites will be strictly enforced: 6 people per site including children.
• Two Vehicles per site (includes trailers/RVs). Limited overflow parking.
• Congregating of more than 6 people per site is not permitted. This will be an intimate family/same household camping season.
• If you or anyone in your party are feeling unwell, please stay home. We recommend that all visitors thoughtfully weigh their choice about traveling and heed recommendations set forth by County and State Health Officials, and the Center for Disease Control.
• We recommend guests bring their own personal hand sanitizer, wipes, and tissues.
• Thank you for being flexible and positive during these changing times. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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Many campsites are shaded by trees and sit near the southwest side of the 300-acre Pinecrest Lake in Stanislaus National Forest. In this beautiful mountain landscape, wildlife viewing opportunities include marmots, squirrels, coyotes and deer.
Stanislaus National Forest is situated in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. The area boasts gorgeous views of snow-capped mountain peaks and California's Great Central Valley.
Sonora Pass, a scenic winding highway that has guided people across the Sierra Nevada since 1852, is located nearby.
The Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail takes hikers on an easy 4-mile stroll around Pinecrest Lake. Rainbow trout is a common catch in the lake and swimming is enjoyed at the sandy beach. Educational programs are also a highlight of the recreation area. Bike rentals are on hand so campers can bike around the area.
18 Pinecrest Lake Road PINECREST CA 95364
For campground inquiries, please call: 209-965-3116
From Sonora, take Highway 108 east for 30 miles, take the Pinecrest exit onto Pinecrest Lake Road and continue to the campground.