BIG MEADOW STANISLAUS NATL FS, CA

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.Situated in the central Sierra ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates

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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.
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Nonspecific+ TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    GRP GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 50 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD NONELECTRIC
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    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.

    Booking Window

    GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

    Sat Jul 26 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Sat Jul 26 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

    Sat Jul 26 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
    Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
    Services 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
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 23 2014 -
    Sep 01 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
    GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00
    Walk In Season
    Sep 02 2014 -
    Sep 14 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC N/A
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A
    GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC N/A

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    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