Utica Rocky Point Campground

Stanislaus National Forest, CA

Basic Information

Lands Of: Stanislaus National Forest
Open: June - October
Reservations: First-Come, First-Served
Elevation: 6850ft.
Latitude: 38.428136
Longitude: -120.014767


Utica Reservoir is set in a granite basin surrounded by red fir and lodgepole pine forest. The reservoir has lots of islands and is kept mostly full. Granite slabs along the shore extend into the water. There are two campgrounds adjacent to each other, Sandy Flat and Rocky Point. Elevation is 6,800 feet.

Reservations: No reservations: first-come, first-served

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking

Fees: $16 per night for camping; no fee for day use

Best Season: Summer, Fall

Busiest Season: Summer

Closest Towns: Bear Valley to the east and Arnold to the west on Highway 4

Water: No

Restroom: Vault toilets

Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted, reduces camping fee to half-price per night.

Operated By: US Forest Service

Directions: From Highway 4, turn onto Spicer Reservoir Road (paved) and go 8 miles. Turn left onto 7N75; from there the roads are gravel. Continue .7 miles to a T-intersection. Turn left and continue one mile. Spicer Reservoir Road is 27 miles east of the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines, California.

General Notes: Bear boxes are available at Sandy Flat and Rocky Point campgrounds.

Tent camping: Rocky Point, 8 sites; Sandy Flat: 9 single sites and one triple site. Triple site maximum occupancy is 18 persons; single site maximum occupancy is six persons.

Parking: Day use parking is adjacent to Rocky Point Campground; campsites have their own parking spaces.

Boat ramp: There are two dirt ramps, designed for non-motorized boats. One is in Sandy Flat Campground, the other is just past Rocky Point Campground.

Campsite Types

  • 8
    Tent Sites
  • 4
    Walk-In Sites


  • BBQs
  • Day Use Sites
  • Fire Pits
  • Payment Kiosk
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms

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