Pinecrest

Pinecrest lake in the Winter

Pinecrest lake in the Winter

Pinecrest lake is a popular and fun summer destination for camping, hiking and recreation. The Campground is open from April through October depending on weather conditions. Pinecrest features a large campground popular for family’s and groups and even has a small outdoor theater featuring current movies. The lake has a day-use beach and a marina where visitors can rent boats or launch there own small water craft.  Non camping visitors have the option to rent  recreation cabins close to the lake as well. The Pinecrest Lake National Recreation trail is a mid level four mile hike around Pinecrest Lake, be sure to bring water on hot days as there is no water available along the way During the winter months Pinecrest lake is drained nearly 90% and visitors can walk the lake bed which is usually covered in ice and snow. This is a beautiful time to see the...

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Destination Pine Crest Lake

Destination Pine Crest Lake

Pinecrest Lake sits at an elevation of 5600 ft. right off of CA Highway 108. It is approximately 30 miles from Sonora and just below the town of Strawberry. Pincers lake is a popular camping destination and is the largest camp ground in the area. The recreation areas surrounding the lake and camp ground are both popular with locals and visitors and the lake can be very crowded during the peak summer months. Facilities include camp sites, a day-use beach and a snack shack, small shopping center and recreation cabins,  an outdoor amphitheater for movies,  visitor center, a marina with boat, kayak, and paddle board rentals, fishing and swimming areas. Visitors can hike around the lake or out to the Damn and back along a lake side trail. The hike around the lake is easy to moderate but seems slightly more difficult than it sounds. It is  just about...

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Pinecrest Things To Do

Pinecrest Things To Do

Pinecrest is small mountain lake located in the sierra foothills in the Stanislaus national forest and offers a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The Pinecrest campground has 200 campsites with facilities that include a paved parking pad, picnic table and fire ring. Campground bathrooms have flush toilets, sinks and a utility sink. There is a dump station available and water supply. The campground has water faucets with potable water. Wi-Fi internet service is available, during posted hours, within 100′ of the kiosk. There are no RV hookups areas available Camping at Pinecrest Lake is popular for fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, bicycling, outdoor movies, star gazing, ranger campfire programs, taking a hike to Cleo’s bath, a large stone swimming hole above the lake,  hiking to catfish lake, taking a day trip to Clarks Fork or Kennedy meadows are also both great places to visit. Pincers has a lot to offer...

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