Dardanelle Campgrounds

Stanislaus National Forest, California



Dardanelle - Brightman Flat Area Campgrounds

Hiking, Fishing, Campfires, Star Gazing


Five campgrounds are spread along the Dardanelle - Brightman Flat corridor. All of them are situated close to the South Fork of the Stanislaus River and are guarded over by ancient pines, but each campground has its own unique character. Many families become attached to a particular campground and return to it year after year.



map of Dardanelle Area campgrounds

Boulder Flat Campground

The Boulder Flat Campground is located on Highway 108 about 1.8 miles west of the Dardanelle Resort. The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River runs past the campground. At an elevation of 5,600' Boulder Flat Campground is usually open from late May through October.

Cost: $17 for a single site and $5 for an extra vehicle
Reservations: None - first come, first served

Boulder Campground

Boulder Flat Campground Amenities

  • 3 tent-only sites and 17 RV or tent sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • Shower and laundry available at Dardanelle Resort
  • Parking for medium-size RVs and trailers

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Brightman Flat Campground

The Brightman Campground is located on Highway 108 one mile west of the Dardanelle Resort. The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River runs past the campground. At an elevation of 5,880' Brightman Flat Campground is usually open from late May through October.

Cost: $15 for a single site and $5 for an extra vehicle
Reservations: None - first come, first served

Brightman Campground

Brightman Flat Campground Amenities

  • 14 tent-only sites and 18 RV or tent sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • Shower and laundry available at Dardanelle Resort
  • Parking for large RVs and trailers

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Dardanelle Campground

The Dardanelle Campground is located on Highway 108 across from the Dardanelle Resort. The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River runs past the campground. At an elevation of 5,700' Dardanelle Campground is usually open from late May through October.

Cost: $19 for a single site, $23 for a double site, and $5 for an extra vehicle
Reservations: None - first come, first served

Dardanelle Campground

Dardanelle Campground Amenities

  • 6 tent-only sites and 21 RV or tent sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • Shower and laundry available at Dardanelle Resort
  • Accomodates medium-size RVs and trailers

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Pigeon Flat Campground

The Pigeon Flat Campground is located on Highway 108 1.5 miles east of the Dardanelle Resort. It is a "walk-in" campground, meaning that your vehicle is parked a short distance away from your camp site. It has no potable water. The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River passes close to the campground. The Columns of the Giants, a geologic site, and Pigeon Flat Picnic Area are adjacent to the campground. At an elevation of 5,950' Pigeon Flat Campground is usually open from late May through October.

Pigeon Flat Campground

Cost: $11 for a single site and $5 for an extra vehicle
Reservations: None - first come, first served

Pigeon Flat Campground Amenities

  • 7 tent sites
  • No piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • No RVs or trailers

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Eureka Valley Campground

The Eureka Valley Campground is located on Highway 108 2.5 miles east of the Dardanelle Resort. The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River loops past the campground. At an elevation of 6,100' Eureka Valley Campground is usually open from late May through October.

Cost: $18 for a single site and $5 for an extra vehicle
Reservations: None - first come, first served

Eureka Valley Campground

Eureka Valley Campground Amenities

  • 27 RV or tent sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • Shower and laundry available at Dardanelle Resort
  • Spacious campground making it easy to maneuver RVs and trailers

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