NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

Highway 108 Campgrounds

These campgrounds are in addition to those listed for any individual lake or park mentioned in the overview. Click those links to locate campgrounds at those locations.

Woodward Reservoir County Park

Click on the Woodward Reservoir link for detail on the lake and its attractions.

Location: Drive to Oakdale on Hwy. 108/120 to 26 Mile Road. Turn left and follow the signs for about 4 miles.

Attraction: An on-site lake with fishing, boating, and other water sport attractions. The lake is close to the Modesto & Stockton metropolitan areas and allows any type of boating so this is not for the introspective fly fisherman.

Campsite Description: 155 sites for tents or RV's to any length, some with partial and full hook-ups. Picnic tables, fire grills, sporadic drinking water, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, a dump station, boat ramps and equestrian facilities.

Season: Year round.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees 15-23   Fishing Yes
Hook-ups Yes   Boating Yes
Drinking Water Some   Lake on Site Yes
Showers Yes   Elev 210
Toilets Flush   Supplies Nearby

Information: Woodward Reservoir County Park. 209-847-3304.

Sand Flat

One of 2 campgrounds (see Clark Fork below) on the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River at 6,200 feet in the Stanislaus National Forest near Dardanelle.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Clark Fork Road, turn left and drive about 6 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for stocked or native trout in the West Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 53 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet and 15 walk-in tent-only sites. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets. Some sites with wheelchair access. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $11   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,200
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Boulder Creek. 5.3 miles rated moderate with a 500 foot elevation gain. Parallels Boulder Creek (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Clark Fork

One of 2 campgrounds (see Sand Flat above) on the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River at 6,200 feet in the Stanislaus National Forest near Dardanelle. This one has equestrian facilities.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Clark Fork Road, turn left and drive about 5 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for stocked or native trout in the West Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 88 sites for tents or RV's to 40 feet and 14 equestrian sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and flush toilets. No drinking water at equestrian site but its available nearby; there is water for horses. Some sites with wheelchair access. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $11   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,200
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Boulder Creek. 5.3 miles rated moderate with a 500 foot elevation gain. Parallels Boulder Creek (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Fence Creek

A Forest Service campground at 5,600 feet on Fence Creek, which feeds into the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River. If you tire of rivers, Pinecrest Lake is about 10 miles away.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Clark Fork Road, turn left and drive about 1 mile to Forest Road 6N06. Turn left 1/2 mile to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description:38 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills and pit toilets. No drinking water. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $6   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 5,600
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Sword Lake. 5.8 miles rated moderate with a 1200 foot elevation gain (3). Boulder Creek. 5.3 miles rated moderate with a 500 foot elevation gain. Parallels Boulder Creek (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Boulder Flat

A Forest Service campground at 5,600 feet on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. Camping and fishing for stocked trout beckon.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108  past Strawberry to Clark Fork Road and continue for another mile to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description:21 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $17   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 5,600
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Boulder Creek. 5.3 miles rated moderate with a 500 foot elevation gain. Parallels Boulder Creek (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Brightman Flat

A Forest Service campground at 5,700 feet 2 miles from Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Anglers can fish for stocked trout. Nearby is the Columns of the Giants, 40 foot tall basalt columns similar to those seen at Devils Postpile National Monument.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Clark Fork Road and continue for another 2 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description:33 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $12   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 5,700
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Boulder Creek. 5.3 miles rated moderate with a 500 foot elevation gain. Parallels Boulder Creek (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Dardanelle

A Forest Service campground at 5,700 feet at Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Anglers can fish for stocked trout.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Dardanelle.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description:28 sites for tents or RV's to 28 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $21   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,000
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Pigeon Flat

A Forest Service campground at 6,000 feet at Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Anglers can fish for stocked trout. There is easy access to Columns of the Giants, 40 foot tall basalt columns similar to those found at Devils Postpile National Monument.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Dardanelle.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 9 sites walk-in sites for tents. Picnic tables, fire grills no drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $10   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,000
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Day Hikes in Area: Columns of the Giants (rock columns).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Eureka Valley

A Forest Service campground at 6,100 feet at Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Anglers can fish for stocked trout.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Dardanelle and continue for about 3 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, the Pacific Crest Trail and the areas around Sonora Peak. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 28 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $15   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,100
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Baker

A Forest Service campground at 6,200 feet near Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Nearby Kennedy Meadow has a popular trailhead into the Emigrant Wilderness.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Dardanelle and continue for about 6 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Emigrant Wilderness. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 44 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $15   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,100
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Emigrant Wilderness.

Deadman

A Forest Service campground at 6,200 feet near Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Nearby Kennedy Meadow has a popular trailhead into the Emigrant Wilderness.

Location: From Sonora drive about 50 miles east on Hwy. 108 past Strawberry to Dardanelle and continue for about 6 miles to Kennedy Meadow Road. Take it about 1 mile to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Emigrant Wilderness. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 17 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access Yes
Fees $15   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,100
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Emigrant Wilderness.

Mill Creek

A Forest Service campground at 6,200 feet near Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. One of several choices in this neighborhood. Nearby Kennedy Meadow has a popular trailhead into the Emigrant Wilderness.

Location: From Sonora drive east on Hwy. 108 thirteen miles past Strawberry to Forest Road 5N21. Turn right to the campground.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Emigrant Wilderness. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: 18 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, no drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $6   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,200
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Emigrant Wilderness.

Cascade Creek

A small Forest Service campground on Cascade Creek set at 6,000 feet near Strawberry.

Location: From Sonora drive east on Hwy. 108 to Strawberry and continue on about 11 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Another camping option in this popular area.

Campsite Description: 14 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, no drinking water and pit toilets.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $6   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,000
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Niagara Creek/ Niagara Creek Off-Hwy Vehicle

Two neighboring Forest Service campgrounds at 6,600 feet near Dardanelle on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River catering to 4-wheel drive enthusiasts. Both set on Niagra Creek.

Location: From Sonora drive east on Hwy. 108 fifteen miles past Strawberry to Forest Road 5N01/Eagle Meadows Road. Turn right and drive 1/2 mile to Niagra Creek and 1.5 miles to the off-hwy. camp.

Attraction: Backpackers have easy access to the Emigrant Wilderness. Anglers can fish for trout in the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Campsite Description: Niagra Creek: 10 sites for tents or RV's to 22 feet at both. Picnic tables, fire grills, no drinking water and pit toilets. Reservations not accepted.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $6   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,600
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Stanislaus National Forest. 209-965-3434.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: The Emigrant Wilderness.

Off-Road Opportunities in Area: The Niagara Creek and Niagara Creek Off-Highway Vehicle campgrounds cater to off-road enthusiasts, with nearby access into Forest Service lands. Niagara Rim Trail is 6.4 miles rated difficult. For others in the area and a detailed description see our reference page (4&5).

Sonora Bridge

One of several neighboring Forest Service campgrounds at or about 6,600 feet on or near the Walker River near the Hwy. 108/395 junction. This one is on Hwy. 108, one mile from the junction. Leavitt Meadows is also on Hwy. 108 about 7 miles from the junction. Bootleg and Chris Flat are on Hwy. 395 but only about 5 miles from the junction. So all should be considered to be family, worthy of your attention.

Location: From the Hwy. 108/395 junction north of Bridgeport turn west on Hwy. 108 and drive 1 mile to the campground.

Attraction: Anglers can fish for stocked trout in the Walker River. Campers can enjoy the area. If you tire of Hwy. 108 attractions, Hwy. 395 can keep a traveler amused for months. This entire area is paradise to someone who likes the outdoors.

Campsite Description: 23 sites for tents or RV's to 35 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets.

Season: Open mid May thru mid October, weather permitting.

Reservations: Yes. Reservations are accepted at 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $15   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,600
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Bootleg

One of several neighboring Forest Service campgrounds at or about 6,600 feet on or near the Walker River near the Hwy. 108/395 junction. Sonora Bridge is on Hwy. 108, one mile from the junction. Leavitt Meadows is also on Hwy. 108 about 7 miles from the junction. Bootleg and Chris Flat are on Hwy. 395 but only about 5 miles from the junction. So all should be considered to be family, worthy of your attention.

Location: From the Hwy. 108/395 junction north of Bridgeport drive north on Hwy. 395 for 6 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Anglers can fish for stocked trout in the Walker River. Campers can enjoy the area. If you tire of Hwy. 108 attractions, Hwy. 395 can keep a traveler amused for months. This entire area is paradise to someone who likes the outdoors.

Campsite Description: 63 sites for tents or RV's to 35 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and flush toilets.

Season: Open early May thru mid September, weather permitting.

Reservations: Yes. Reservations are accepted at 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $17   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,600
Toilets Flush   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Chris Flat

One of several neighboring Forest Service campgrounds at or about 6,600 feet on or near the Walker River near the Hwy. 108/395 junction. Sonora Bridge is on Hwy. 108, one mile from the junction. Leavitt Meadows is also on Hwy. 108 about 7 miles from the junction. Bootleg and Chris Flat are on Hwy. 395 but only about 5 miles from the junction. So all should be considered to be family, worthy of your attention.

Location: From the Hwy. 108/395 junction north of Bridgeport drive 4 miles north on Hwy. 395 to the campground.

Attraction: Anglers can fish for stocked trout in the Walker River. Campers can enjoy the area. If you tire of Hwy. 108 attractions, Hwy. 395 can keep a traveler amused for months. This entire area is paradise to someone who likes the outdoors.

Campsite Description: 15 sites for tents or RV's to 30 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, drinking water and pit toilets.

Season: Open April thru mid November, weather permitting.

Reservations: Yes. Reservations are accepted at 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $17   Fishing River
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 6,600
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Obsidian

A small, primitive Forest Service campground on Molybdenite Creek set at 7,800 feet near the junction of Hwys. 108/395 near Bridgeport. Used primarily by backpackers as a temporary base camp before venturing into the Hoover Wilderness.

Location: From the junction of Hwys. 108/395 north of Bridgeport, take Hwy. 395 south for a few blocks to Little Walker River Road. Turn west and drive about 4 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Another camping option in this popular area.

Campsite Description: 14 sites for tents or RV's to 30 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, no drinking water and pit toilets. No garbage receptacles.

Season: Open May thru October, weather permitting.

Reservations: No.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $10   Fishing No
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water No   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 7,800
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Backpacking Hikes in Area: Hoover Wilderness.

Leavett Meadow

A small, primitive Forest Service campground set at 7,000 feet near the junction of Hwys. 108/395 near Bridgeport. 4-wheel drive types will want to take the 4 mile trek to Leavett Lake.

Location: From the junction of Hwys. 108/395 north of Bridgeport, take Hwy. 180 west about 7 miles to the campground.

Attraction: Another camping option in this popular area.

Campsite Description: 16 sites for tents or RV's to 30 feet. Picnic tables, fire grills, food lockers, drinking water and pit toilets. .

Season: Open April thru mid October, weather permitting.

Reservations: Yes. Reservations accepted at 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.

Public/private Public   Wheelchair Access No
Fees $15   Fishing No
Hook-ups No   Boating No
Drinking Water Yes   Lake on Site No
Showers No   Elev 7,000
Toilets Pit   Supplies Nearby

Information: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 760-932-7070.

Day Hikes in Area: Secret Lake. A 7.1 mile loop rated moderate with an 1100 foot elevation gain to several alpine lakes (3).

Backpacking Hikes in Area: Hoover Wilderness.

Off-Road Opportunities in Area: Leavett Lake. 4 miles from the campground.

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