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Groveland Ranger District

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Description - Aquamarine lakes and streams, delicate wildflowers, spectacular vistas, unique geological formations, and other scenic wonders await visitors at Groveland Ranger District.

The Groveland Ranger District encompasses the Highway 120 corridor of the Stanislaus National Forest. The District features eight developed campgrounds, two picnic grounds, seven maintained hiking trails, Cherry Lake - the largest lake in the Forest, and a 29 mile section of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River complete with a boat launch and twelve undeveloped campgrounds.

Recreation - Groveland Ranger District offers numerous outdoor activities. Rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, boat launching, and wildlife viewing are available on the Tuolumne River. Cherry Lake offers boat launching, fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, camping, and picnicking opportunities. Plenty of hiking opportunities exist throughout the District as well.

Climate - Precipitation averages 50 inches annually, 80% of it in the form of snow. Snowpacks typically linger into June, sometimes later following very wet winters. Summers are generally dry and mild, but afternoon thundershowers occur periodically and nighttime temperatures dip below freezing quite often. Be prepared for cold and wet weather at anytime of the year.

Location - The Groveland Ranger District is located in the southern portion of the Stanislaus National Forest. The District borders Yosemite National Park to the east. To reach the Groveland District Office, take Highway 120 to Groveland and then continue 9 miles until reaching the Office.

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Groveland Ranger District, 24545 Highway 120 , Groveland, CA, 95321, Phone: 209-962-7825, Fax: 209-962-7412, TTY: 209-962-6406

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Stanislaus National Forest - The Stanislaus lies in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains in east-central California, between the Mokelumne and the Merced Rivers. It is headquartered in the town of Sonora.


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