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Big Meadow - Us Forest Service Stanislaus National Forest (Ca)

Stanislaus National Forest

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Big Meadow Campground is located 21 miles east of Arnold, California, situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It offers stunning views, wildlife watching, picnicking, birding, hiking, and opportunities for fishing and water activities at nearby Lake Alpine and Spicer Meadow Reservoir. It offers 65 individual camping units and a group site, with vault toilets and drinking water, and pets are allowed.


Big Meadow Campground lies at about 6,400 feet elevation on the Stanislaus National Forest. It is located 21 miles east of Arnold, California. Breathtaking views abound, and wildlife viewing opportunities include marmots, squirrels, coyotes and deer.


Picnicking, birding and hiking are popular pastimes at Big Meadow.

Lake Alpine and Spicer Meadow Reservoir, both just a 15 minute drive away, offer fishing and other water activities.


Big Meadow has 65 individual camping units and a group site. The group camp, easily accessible from Highway 4, can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests and 20 vehicles. Vault toilets and drinking water are among the conveniences found here. Pets are allowed.

Natural Features

Situated in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, Stanislaus National Forest is sandwiched between the well-known destinations, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. It boasts gorgeous views of snow-capped mountain peaks and California's Great Central Valley.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
(Lake Alpine) Lodgepole
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6.1mi 79%
(Lake Alpine) Silver Tip
Stanislaus National Forest
6.5mi 80%
(Lake Alpine) West Shore
Stanislaus National Forest
6.7mi 83%
(Lake Alpine) Pine Marten
Stanislaus National Forest
7.7mi 82%
(Lake Alpine) Silver Valley
Stanislaus National Forest
7.9mi 83%
Bear River Group (Eldorado National Forest, Ca)
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10.2mi 67%
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