Stanislaus National Forest - Central California
Situated between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, the Stanislaus National Forest provides users with soaring crests, sparkling mountain lakes, towering forests and canyons carved by cool rushing rivers.
Summer recreation opportunities include water sports and hiking while the winter snoparks give you places to launch your snowbound winter adventures. The wild rivers run cold with the winter's snowmelt and provide a home to fish, water source for wildlife and source of entertainment for visitors. Rafting tours, kayak runs and fishing are available in much of the forest's 800 miles of running water.
The Stanislaus National Forest provides access to three outstanding designated wilderness areas: the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne. Their pristine and dramatic scenery offer an outstanding outdoor experience. There are no quotas, but permits are needed for overnight use.