Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs Campground and Camping

Fishing Hot Spots near Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs Campground

  "1 Brown trout approx. 11-12 inches on a Rapala CD07, original countdown minnow. Released. Caught on..." Trout Creek

  "second dam off Mormon Immigrant Caught 2 small largemouth bass..." Jenkinson Lake

  "While the East Fork is the better known of the two, I think the West Fork offers better fishing..." West Fork Carson River

About the Campground

With so much to do in the Stanislaus National Forest, Big Meadow is the perfect group campground for your family reunions, or any big group gathering. Big Meadow is located just 25 miles east of the town of Arnold, CA, it's the place for outdoorsmen to escape to. There is fishing, whitewater sports, hiking and mountain biking all available within in a reasonable area. Columbia State Park is nearby with its museums and visitors center. Reservations are available from the beginning of June through mid-September. Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance, but they must be made at least 4 days prior to your intended arrival date. Big Meadows has both single family and group sites. Only the group sites are reservable and the fee is on a sliding scale. The $50.00 fee is for the first 25 people, then there is an additional $2 per person fee after that for up to a 50 person maximum.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Host On Site
  • Potable Water
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming


Peak Season
Jun 04 2010 -
Sep 06 2010
Peak Season
Jun 03 2011 -
Sep 05 2011

Alerts and Important Information This campground his first-come, first serve sites. You must occupy the site within the first 24 hours or forfeit. There is a 2-night minimum stay on weekends, 3-nights on holiday weekends. An additional fee will be collected on-site for a second vehicle. NOTE: This campground is not site specific -- you are booking a spot in the campground, but it not a pre-assigned spot. You will choose your site upon arrival based on which sites are available.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs
Campground Phone: 209-795-1381
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Stockton, CA

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More About Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs Campground

Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs is a campground located in Stockton, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -120.105 latitude, and -120.105 longitude into your GPS device.

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