Sonora, CA 95370
- April to November
Lumsden Road and Cherry Lake Road provide access to the Tuolumne, most of which is located in unroaded areas. Within the Stanislaus National Forest, the River is not highly developed for recreation due to rugged terrain and few access points, yet fishing, hiking, and camping are very popular. The unique recreation feature of the Lower Tuolumne is whitewater boating.
Within the Tuolumne River Recreation Area, camping is restricted to designated sites at Lumsden Campground, Lumsden Bridge Campground and South Fork Campground
A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish in the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good outlets in many department and other retail stores. Make sure you pick up a current state fishing regulation guide with your license, for information on fishing times and limits. Contact California Department of Fish and Game for more information.
From Groveland travel approximately 10 miles to Ferretti Road, turn left; take Lumsden Road off of Ferretti Road, five miles of steep, narrow, dirt road; not advisable for trailers; subject to closure during inclement weather; or, from Groveland District Office head east on Highway 120 approximately 5 miles, turn left on Cherry Lake Road; follow Cherry Lake Road 5 miles to Early Intake