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Picnicking

Three developed picnic grounds with tables, stoves and toilet facilities are located within the Calaveras Ranger District at Spicer Reservoir (near the boat launch), Marmot and Chickaree (both on the shores of Lake Alpine). Calaveras Big Trees State Park also has group and individual picnic sites on the North Grove and individual sites at Beaver Creek and Stanislaus River areas. Grover Hot Springs State Park, outside of Markleeville, also offers developed picnic sites. However, picnicking is not limited to only developed sites. You can enjoy a meal “al fresco” at virtually any shady spot in the forest where you can find off-road parking and space to spread out your blanket!