Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Eureka Valley Campground may be one of, if not the most scenic campgrounds along the Sonora Pass highway. Set upon a spacious flat open area surrounded by bouldery mountain peaks and the flowing rapids of the Stanislaus River, that would explain why it might often be hard to find an open spot at this first come, first served campground.

Eureka Valley Campground sits at an altitude of 6100', combining the cool and still mountain air with the dramatic landscape of the higher area. Camp sites sit spread out along a plateau with a flat hard packed gravel road passing through the site. Many sites are exposed, however a few have trees and direct shade. The most beautiful sites are those located at the far end of the loop - particularly sites 12, 13, 14 and 16. Several others lie along the plateau ring upslope of the rushing stream beneath. The downside of placing a number of camp sites along this smaller plateau is that there is little privacy between neighboring camp sites.

A small trail between sites 14 and 16 leads down to a part of the river deep enough for wading. 

There are a couple old fashioned water spigots in the campground for drinking water, and a few vault toilets. There are no other groceries or amenities nearby - the nearest are located at Kennedy Meadows Resort 4 miles to the east.

While built as a Forest Service run campground, the campground is managed by Dodge Ridge Corporation. All camp fees are cash only. For those wanting to visit the stream without camping, there are a couple day use parking spots just outside the entrance gate to the campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Occasionally full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Open from

April 08 to October 28

Price per night (basic site)

24.00 $ (20.15 €)


Very scenic. Swimming hole.


Closed seasonally. Some sites have no shade. No showers.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Forest Service


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Big vistas
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Potable water



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Bed + Breakfast

Maximum trailer length

36.00 ft (10.97 m)



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