Upper Pool at Cleo's Bath

Cleo’s Bath

Cleo’s Bath is a popular hiking destination and swimming hole for locals and tourists looking to escape the heat of the summer months in the Stanislaus National Forest. This picturesque swimming hole lies about 1.25 miles as the crow flies from the east end of Pinecrest Lake along the South Fork Stanislaus River. Getting to […]

Jawbone Falls

Jawbone Falls

Jawbone Falls is a 52-ft, cascading waterfall in the Stanislaus National Forest near Cherry Lake. It is about a 45-minute drive from Tuolumne City but is easy to get to as the roads are, albeit rough in places, paved for the most part. A small swimming hole rests at the bottom of the falls thanks […]

Old Camp Nine Bridge

Camp Nine Day Use Area

Camp Nine is a large, open recreation area on the Stanislaus River nine miles upstream from Parrotts Ferry Bridge. This area is a popular day spot for fishermen and weekend warriors looking to cool off from the summer heat. A little ways upstream from the Collierville Powerhouse is a large swimming hole rife with small […]

Beardsley Reservoir and Dam

Beardsley Reservoir

Beardsley Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the steep, rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River. The reservoir is located four miles northwest of Pinecrest Lake (as the crow flies) and roughly seven miles from Hwy 108 down the steep, winding, paved Beardsley Reservoir Rd (Forest Route 5N02). Beardsley Reservoir is part of the Tri-Dam Project […]

Natural Bridges in Calaveras County

Natural Bridges (Calaveras County)

Natural Bridges in Calaveras County is a day-use area with a very scenic, naturally formed geological cave on Coyote Creek. The area is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and is open to the public year-round. Activities there include hiking, swimming, picnicking, photography and exploring. The hike to Natural Bridges is moderate with some steep […]