Driving Directions

All camp sites are located off of Highway 108 in Pinecrest, California, 95364.

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Directions to the Lair of the Golden Bear

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From the Bay Area

  1. Head east on 580 towards Livermore
  2. Around Tracy, take the 205 freeway east
  3. From the 205, take the 120 freeway east towards Escalon and Oakdale
  4. From the 120, take the 108 and follow signs to Sonora
  5. Stay on 108, and go about 30 miles up the mountain from Sonora, following signs to Pinecrest

From Southern California

  1. Take I-5 North to 99 North (a few miles past Grapevine)
  2. Stay on 99 North to 59 North (at Merced, be careful not to take 59 South)
  3. Follow 59 North signs through Merced for a couple of miles
  4. From 59 North turn left on J59 aka La Grange Rd., about a mile past Snelling
  5. From J59 turn right/East on 108 / 120—well past Don Pedro Reservoir
  6. Stay on 108, and follow signs to Pinecrest, about 30 miles past Sonora up the mountains

To Camp Blue

N 38° 10.993
W 120° 00.140
  1. Turn right at Camp Blue Road (before Pinecrest turnoff)

To Camp Gold

N 38° 10.957
W 120° 00.526
  1. From 108, veer right onto Pinecrest Lake Rd. for about 1/2 mile
  2. Turn right onto Dodge Ridge Rd. for about 1/4 mile
  3. Right turn again at Camp Gold entrance road

To Camp Oski

N 30° 10.999
W 120° 00.137
  1. From 108, veer right onto Pinecrest Lake Rd. for about 1/2 mile
  2. Turn right onto Dodge Ridge Rd. for about 1/2 mile
  3. Right turn again at Camp Oski entrance road

Directions to Pinecrest Chalet

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From the Bay Area

  • Head east on 580 towards Livermore
  • Around Tracy, take the 205 freeway east
  • From the 205, take the 120 freeway east towards Escalon and Oakdale
  • From the 120, take the 108 and follow signs to Sonora
  • Stay on 108, and go about 30 miles up the mountain from Sonora, following signs to Pinecrest
  • From 108, veer right onto Pinecrest Lake Rd. for about 1/2 mile
  • Turn right onto Dodge Ridge Rd. for about 3/4 mile
  • Turn right at the Pinecrest Chalet entrance—look for the big bear!

From Southern California

  • Take I-5 North to 99 North (a few miles past Grapevine)
  • Stay on 99 North to 59 North (at Merced, be careful not to take 59 South)
  • Follow 59 North signs through Merced for a couple of miles
  • From 59 North turn left on J59 aka La Grange Rd., about a mile past Snelling
  • From J59 turn right / East on 108 / 120—well past Don Pedro Reservoir
  • Stay on 108, and follow signs to Pinecrest, about 30 miles past Sonora up the mountain
  • From 108, veer right onto Pinecrest Lake Rd. for about 1/2 mile
  • Turn right onto Dodge Ridge Rd. for about 3/4 mile
  • Turn right at the Pinecrest Chalet entrance—look for the big bear!