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Stanislaus National Forest - Things to Know Before Visiting

5519 CA-4, Murphys, CA 95247, USA


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About Stanislaus National Forest

The Stanislaus National Forest is a U.S. National Forest managing 898,099 acres of land in four counties. Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, the Forest landscape is a continuum of natural and scenic beauty that defines the Sierra. Amid soaring crests, sparkling mountain lakes, towering forests, and canyons carved by cool rushing rivers, visitors discover connections with nature and the spirit of the Sierra Nevada.

Attractions Near Stanislaus National Forest

Hunter Reservoir
Hunter Reservoir1.55km from Stanislaus National Forest

Hunter Reservoir is a reservoir in Calaveras County and has an elevation of 3202 feet. It is located in a picturesque location and is also a popular recreational location.

North Fork Stanislaus River
North Fork Stanislaus River3.67km from Stanislaus National Forest

The North Fork Stanislaus River is a 31.2-mile tributary of the Stanislaus River in the central Sierra Nevada and Stanislaus National Forest of eastern California. 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.

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum8.91km from Stanislaus National Forest

This is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada region. This Museum tells the history of loggers and logging-related industries in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.

White Pines Lake
White Pines Lake9.16km from Stanislaus National Forest

A small and beautful lake often overlooked by visitors scurrying up to Big Trees State Park or Lake Alpine. Only a mile from Arnold, the lake makes a great family destination for fishing, picnicking, or just taking the kids to a playground.The lake is open year round and holds 260 acre-feet of water when full. The lake doesn't freeze over during a normal winter.

Murphys (California Historical Landmark No. 275)
Murphys (California Historical Landmark No. 275)9.96km from Stanislaus National Forest

This is an unincorporated village located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Calaveras County, California, United States. A former gold mining settlement, the main street today is lined with over two dozen wine tasting rooms and surrounded by local vineyards. Nearby attractions include Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Bear Valley Ski Resort and historic Mercer Caverns. The world's largest crystalline gold leaf is displayed just south of town at Ironstone Vineyards.

Murphys Community Park
Murphys Community Park10.14km from Stanislaus National Forest

A beautiful public park located in the heart of Calaveras and This park holds fun musical events here (known as “First Fridays“) on the first Friday of the month from June through to the beginning of September.The park is also a beautiful place to hold your wedding or special event.

Where is Stanislaus National Forest

Discover More Attractions in Calaveras County, Where Stanislaus National Forest Is Located

Calaveras County
Calaveras County
20 attractions

Calaveras is the Spanish word for skulls; the county was reportedly named for the remains of Native Americans discovered by the Spanish explorer Captain Gabriel Moraga.