Camp Connell

With 1,400 homes and home sites scattered among the trees, the towns of Dorrington and Camp Connell have plenty of places for someone seeking quiet, mountain living or vigorous, active recreation.

Visit the Stanislaus National Forest

The Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest includes approximately 250,000 acres of public land in Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Alpine counties. For visitors to Calaveras County, primary access to the Forest is from State Highway 4, east of the community of Arnold.

The District exhibits a great variety of climatic, topographic and vegetative conditions as it climbs from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, at an elevation of 1500 feet, to the Sierra crest at 10,000 feet. Recreation opportunities are plentiful and diverse. In the Forest, you can hike or horseback ride on over 200 miles of maintained trail; mountain bike on hundreds of miles of trail and primitive roads; camp in one of 14 developed campgrounds; picnic in four developed picnic areas; backpack into the Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne Wildernesses; fish along 225 miles of streams or on one of 19 lakes; hunt for a variety of game species; drive off-road on over 70 miles of rugged 4-wheel drive roads and trails; go swimming in cool, clear alpine lakes and streams; rock climb; downhill or cross-country ski; or snowmobile on 36 miles of groomed trail or ungroomed backcountry roads.

Make sure to view our Dorrington page to see more information about the communities of both Dorrington and Camp Connell.