As you plan your visit, please check out the official campground webpage on the Forest Service website to find information on seasonal closures, any fees, fire alerts and necessary permits. Also remember that many national forest campgrounds are remote, which is what makes them so great, but GPS apps and mapping sites may not be accurate. We recommend that you read and take note of the driving directions and cautions carefully. A special bit of caution to RV’s: you could be in for a bumpy ride, so make sure to do your homework!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
49 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


If you’re into mountain biking, or if you’re just curious, bring your two-wheeler out to Stanislaus for expert and beginner tra...Read more


Wanna zip around with your small motorboat across clear water surrounded by towering granite peaks? Not only can you do that in...Read more


Stanislaus is busting with lakes and ponds, which means it’s fishing galore. Catch some pretty rainbow trout, like this guy. ...Read more


Hiking through Stanislaus is a unique geological experience, whether you’re big into geology or not. You can see granite glacia...Read more

Horseback riding

400 miles of horseback riding trails and plenty of horse-friendly base camps make Stanislaus the ideal adventure for you and yo...Read more


If you have a paddle boat of any kind, you’ll want to bring it out while you’re here. Kayak or canoe through the Utica and Uni...Read more

Wind sports

That’s right water babies, you can even windsurf here. Cherry Lake is the place to be for windsurfing, so if that’s your thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

If you’ve been itching for some mind-blowing scenery to try out your new four-wheeler, this would be the place to do it. You ca...Read more


With all the epic rock formations here, you know there are gonna be some sweet climbing options. Calaveras Ranger District ha...Read more

Snow sports

In the winter months, Stanislaus becomes a snowy wonderland (well, really, at high elevations, there’s snow for most of the yea...Read more


Waterfalls, epic swimming holes, and beautiful pristine lakes are scattered throughout Stanislaus. The first thing we would rec...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If a relaxing dip or leisurely paddle isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, there are some rapids for you to conquer too. You ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Of course such a beautiful landscape is bound to be the home of equally awesome creatures. Bell Creek is a great place to chi...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Wakalu Hep Yo Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Cheryl
Cheryl E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 24th, 2020

Beautiful spot with a ton of potential. Unfortunately the camp host doesn't seem to have much pride in their land. The entire campground was littered in garbage. You couldn't walk more than 6 ft without seeing garbage. We had to spend 20 min walking our site picking up trash before we could unload our truck. The bathrooms work, but are disgusting.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 25th, 2019

Awesome campsite, lots of different sites to choose from. The river is healthy and the water is flowing fast as of Sept 2019.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 29th, 2016

This was a fun campsite. A little tricky finding the road that lead to it but it was a nice gem. There wasn't many people there so it was easy to find a quiet site in the back. We were there in June so the water wasn't to bad. We hikes over the bridge and down to a little sandy area. I had little kids so it was safe enough considering the water is pretty fast. I do remember it being a pretty dirty campsite. Sounds silly but the kids were covered in dust and dirt.

Hipcamper Jordan B.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2019
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September 3rd, 2018
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September 3rd, 2019
Hipcamper Michelle L.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2016
Stanislaus National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(209) 532-3671
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38.322° N, 120.216° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 49 Sites
(Up to people per site)