About Stanislaus NF: Briana Obregon

This forest is a hidden gem in NorCal about 898,000 acres! Created on February 22, 1897, being one of the oldest National Forest. It is between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Also, about two hours from San Francisco.

Location: Donnells Dam

Back before it became the Stanislaus National Forest, the Stanislaus River was busy with gold mining during the California Gold Rush. When you visit you can find hidden caves where many miners once mined. The major towns of the gold rush that I am familiar with are Sonora, Columbia, and Knights Ferry.

Pinecrest Lake

Stanislaus National Forest has a variety of things to do year-round. In the summer you can do activities such as hiking trails, horseback riding, OHVs, bike trails, swimming in lakes and rivers. For the winter you can find yourself skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowmobiling.

No matter what mood you’re in this forest will have it! Don’t forget to do your part and take care the forest.

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