PIONEER TRAIL, CA

Pioneer Trail Group Campground offers groups of up to 100 people the opportunity to camp near the beautiful Pinecrest Lake. The campground is located within the Pinecrest Recreational Area just 2 miles from the lake, which beckons visitors with excellent fishing, boating, hiking and...
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  • Pets are allowed, but not in day-use area
  • Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season
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PIO2 GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 100 40
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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PIO3 GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 30
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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PION GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 40
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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** 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

Pioneer Trail Group Campground offers groups of up to 100 people the opportunity to camp near the beautiful Pinecrest Lake. The campground is located within the Pinecrest Recreational Area just 2 miles from the lake, which beckons visitors with excellent fishing, boating, hiking and swimming opportunities.

In this spectacular mountain region, wildlife viewing opportunities include marmots, squirrels, coyotes and deer.

Natural Features:

Pioneer Trail sits at an elevation of 5,600 feet, in a wooded area near the southwest side of the 300-acre Pinecrest Lake in Stanislaus National Forest.

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

Recreation:

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 in designated beach areas.

Facilities:

Campsites 1 and 3 will accommodate up to 50 campers and Site 2 will accommodate up to 100 campers. Each site features a large campfire circle, picnic tables and vault toilets.

No RV hookups or electricity are available. Pay showers are within a few miles. Winter camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Sonora Pass is a scenic winding highway that has guided people across the Sierra Nevada since 1852.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 31 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat May 03 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 20 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sun Oct 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • 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 03 2014 -
Oct 19 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $85.00-$130.00
Walk In Season
Oct 20 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $85.00-$130.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $85.00-$130.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 18 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $85.00-$130.00

*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):
38.1875, -119.9875
38°11'15"N, 119°59'15"W

From Sonora, California, take Highway 108 east for about 30 miles. Exit at Pinecrest Lake and turn right on Dodge Ridge Road. Continue 1 mile to Pioneer Trails Campground, located on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PIONEER TRAIL
STANISLAUS
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)965-3474
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