Stanislaus River Parks announces campground fee increase

Published Feb. 27, 2017

Beginning March 1, 2017, camping fees at Stanislaus River Parks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will increase.


The USACE Sacramento District conducted a review of its fee structure in 2016 and determined that fee changes are needed to ensure USACE fees remain comparable and fair to those charged by other local providers for similar facilities and services.


Beginning March 1, camping fees will be as follows:

  • Horseshoe Boat-In Group Campground:  $50 per night

  • Valley Oak Boat-In Group Campground:  $50 per night

  • McHenry Boat-In Group Campground:     $60 per night

  • Environmental Camping:  $20 per night


Campgrounds are open year-round and require a reservation made two weeks in advance. To make reservations call Stanislaus River Parks at 209-881-3517.  Campgrounds at Stanislaus River Parks are accessible by boat, foot or bicycle only. 


USACE is the nation's largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.  For more information on USACE recreation sites and activities, visit



For More Information on Stanislaus River Parks

 (209) 881-3517



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J. Paul Bruton

Release no. 17-003