- Aquamarine lakes and streams, delicate wildflowers, spectacular vistas, unique geological formations, and other scenic wonders await visitors to the Calaveras Ranger District.
The Summit Ranger District, located in the northeast corner of Stanislaus National Forest and to the west of Toiyabe National Forest, features 17 campgrounds, 13 plus trails and trailheads accessing both the the Emigrant and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, mountain bike trails, five day facilities, snowmobiling access, and cross-country skiing trails.
Recreation - Offers many recreation activities such as camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding.
Climate - Precipitation averages 50 inches annually on the western slope and as little as 15 inches on the eastern slope, 80% of it in the form of snow. Snowpacks typically linger into June, sometimes later following very wet winters. Summers are generally dry and mild, but afternoon thundershowers occur periodically and nighttime temperatures may dip below freezing anytime.
The Summit Ranger District, located in the northeast corner of Stanislaus National Forest and to the west of Toiyabe National Forest, encompasses the upper Highway 108 corridor.