Sequoia National Forest

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About Sequoia National Forest

If national forests had beauty pageants, Sequoia National Forest might be favorite to take home the tiara. It has the highest concentration of giant sequoia groves on Planet Earth, including the behemoth General Sherman, which is recognized as the largest tree in the world by volume.

But if that isn’t reason enough to make the trek, check out the impressive granite monoliths, glacier-carved canyons, limestone caves and scenic bodies of water that are just waiting for you to discover them. Elevations range from 1,000 feet in the lower canyons to an astounding 12,000 feet at peaks on the Sierra crest, giving adventurers some of the most boss panoramic you can imagine. You’ll quickly understand why the U.S. Forest Service does everything it can to preserve these lands for future generations.

Campgrounds in Sequoia Forest

Redwood Meadow Campground

1. Redwood Meadow Campground

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

It’s called Redwood Meadow Campground for a reason. Set up adjacent to the Trail of 100 Giants (okay how insanely rad does that sound?) Redwood...

Jeff
Jeff: Definitely hike the adjacent Trail of 100 Giants!
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Hobo Campground

2. Hobo Campground

100% Recommend (3 Responses)

We’ll just say this. The best swimming hole ever, just steps from your campsite. Fishing, kayaking, and big shady trees that sway gently in the...

Barry
Barry: Hobo Campground is currently closed to overnight camping as many of the sites are under water. Gate is locked and no host....
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Oak Flat Lookout

3. Oak Flat Lookout

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Sunrises, sunsets, and shooting stars. If these things make you smile than camping at the Oak Flat Lookout Tower could give you a perma-grin. Once...

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Lower Peppermint Campground

4. Lower Peppermint Campground

Holy stoke! Cali has done it again. Lower Peppermint Campground is where the term "hidden treasures" came from. Isolated in a forest of pine and...

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Hume Lake Campground

5. Hume Lake Campground

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Mark your calendar for a visit to popular Hume Lake Campground. . . oh anytime, really! With hiking, biking and water recreation as well as...

Jennifer
Jennifer: We stayed here on a Saturday, it was a very pretty campsite. However, the spots fill up quickly so I recommend you make a...
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Upper Peppermint Campground

6. Upper Peppermint Campground

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Sleep among the Giants at Upper Peppermint Campground! This camp operates as dispersed camping so you'll be as free as the air surrounding you. At...

Mike
Mike: There are no hookups so totally dry camping but it does have places that accommodate 30' fifth wheels and many places you can...
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Sandy Flat Campground

7. Sandy Flat Campground

Sandy Flat Campground is a hop, skip, jump and throw away from the Kern River, making this a sweet spot to get your river party on and head back to...

Fresh Off
Fresh Off: If the more popular Hobo Campground nearby is full, check out Sandy Flat. The upper loop of campgrounds are fairly exposed, but...
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Princess Campground

8. Princess Campground

83% Recommend (3 Responses)

With sites set in luxurious shade along a series of loops, Princess Campground is truly fit for royalty. Stroll along Indian Basin Grove...

Rob
Rob: Bigger sites spread further apart for privacy than the nearby NPS campgrounds, and often much less crowded and congested. Nice...
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Cedar Creek Campground

9. Cedar Creek Campground

Tenters rejoice! Cedar Creek Campground is rugged, mountainous, and wild. Plus, it’s totally free and one of the best places to call home during...

Raul
Raul: So this is my go to campsite to get away from it all. The campsites in this campground a really separated so it makes for some...
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Brush Creek Campground

10. Brush Creek Campground

Free camping and free fishing in the wilds of Sequoia National Forest? Yup, and the best part is, this beautiful spot sees such little use that...

Alex
Alex: Brush Creek is an awesome spot to check out, although it does get very crowded in the peak season. Lots of cool sites to choose...
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Belknap Campground

11. Belknap Campground

Is your horse itching for some new trails? Is your bike sick of the same path every day? Help both your buddies out and take them to Belknap...

Tim
Tim: Site 10: It was a primo spot, the site's are just far enough a part for a little privacy and there are a handful of huge...
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Paradise Cove Campground

12. Paradise Cove Campground

A fishing heaven set on breathtaking Lake Isabella, Paradise Cove Campground lives up to its name and then some. Picturesque mountain scenery will...

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Quaking Aspen Campground

13. Quaking Aspen Campground

Quaking Aspen Campground is home to the extraordinary trees of the same name. Enjoy the silky, shiny green of summer and the eye-popping gold of...

Dani
Dani: LOVE this campground. There's a nice meadow next to it, a hike up to a mountain, and you can drive down the road to a Sequoia...
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Breckenridge Campground

14. Breckenridge Campground

For a remote and rustic camping experience, Breckenridge Campground is the perfect destination. There is great hiking and hunting nearby, so get...

Sarah
Sarah: Great spot if you are really looking to "rough" it. Only thing offered is vault toilets, fire ring & picnic table. No garbage...
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Fairview Campground

15. Fairview Campground

Fairview? More like FANTASTICview! Not far from the Kern River, at Fairview Campground, you are guaranteed a gorgeous view—whether it be of the...

Miles
Miles: Great campsites right by the Kern river! Booked this site to canyoneer the 7 teacups on a long weekend. The sites by the...
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Leavis Flat Campground

16. Leavis Flat Campground

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Go off-the-grid at Leavis Flat Campground. This tiny oasis is perfect for those that like to find their center in nature and peace out of modern...

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Camp 3 Campground

17. Camp 3 Campground

Right up against the Kern River, Camp 3 Campground offers much for water activities. Fishing and wading are fun but perhaps the biggest draw is the...

Bernini
Bernini : Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. The campsite is right next to the river so the sound of running water might keep you...
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Kennedy Meadows Campground

18. Kennedy Meadows Campground

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Whether you're a rugged backpacker doing the PCT or a car camper looking for somewhere to drop tent, take our word for it and give greenpeace a...

Sarah
Sarah: It's in a canyon, so go for one of the campsites on the southwest side of the campground by the stream to get more morning...
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Auxiliary Dam Campground

19. Auxiliary Dam Campground

Auxiliary Dam Campground is located on the banks of Lake Isabella near the Kern River. Boating and fishing are popular here, and if you’re lucky,...

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Chico Flat Campground

20. Chico Flat Campground

Looking for a little R and R with your pals? On the banks of the fast-moving Kerns River, Chico Flat Campground is located on the tree-lined shores...

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Goldledge Campground

21. Goldledge Campground

Goldledge Campground is rumored to have been the spot where the first gold-seekers shouted, "There's gold in them thar hills!" That rumor may have...

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Stony Creek Campground

22. Stony Creek Campground

Wake up to the sound of rushing water washing all your cares away! No matter where you choose to settle down for the night at Stony Creek...

Christopher
Christopher: Located right in between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Stony Creek Campground is actually located within Giant...
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Wishon Campground

23. Wishon Campground

The Christmas tree at Rockefeller is peanuts compared to the giant sequoia trees at Wishon Campground. Give your neck a break from staring into the...

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Frog Meadow Campground

24. Frog Meadow Campground

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Come visit the high elevation station at Frog Meadow Campground, offering a fews sites and a cabin. The cabin sleeps ten and has a very rustic vibe...

Maya
Maya: I won't say you *need* 4WD to get here as we did make it in a Civic coupe, but boy was it hair-raising. Worth the price,...
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Camp 4 Campground

25. Camp 4 Campground

Hold on to your hat (or better yet, just leave it at the campsite); Camp 4 Campground sits alongside Kings River, which hosts some pretty wild...

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Horse Meadow Campground

26. Horse Meadow Campground

Wanna spend the weekend with your homies or your horses? Come to Horse Meadow Campground. This camp accommodates those that appreciate the simple...

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Limestone Campground

27. Limestone Campground

Ahhh Sierra summers. We’re talking river hangs, bonfires here, a sky full of stars up there, dewy mountain mornings, and the best time of year to...

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Alder Creek Campground

28. Alder Creek Campground

Located near Alder and Cedar Creeks, Alder Creek Campground is a great place for fishing and exploring the nearby sequoia groves. Bring your RV or...

Raul
Raul: Just went camping here on 6/2/16. My plan was to go camping at cedar creek like usual but it was full. So I decided to head...
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Headquarters Campground

29. Headquarters Campground

Nothing makes you sound like a spy than telling people you’re reporting to Headquarters (Campground). Your mission? Get in as much nature and fun...

Stacie
Stacie: Open year round. They have two yurts! The yurts are insulated and have a bunk bed, sleeping pad, and futon. There's an unmarked...
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White River Campground

30. White River Campground

Got solitude? Stray far from the madding crowd at White River Campground, a quiet space among the cedars perfect for campers wanting a little...

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Hospital Flat Campground

31. Hospital Flat Campground

It’s no wonder this campground is called Hospital Flat: if you’re sick of the city and crowds, this is the place to be cured. Trails to explore,...

Nicholas
Nicholas: Site 17 is the best! Lots of space, shade and privacy. Also great access to the Kern River where you can tube down.
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South Fork Rec Campground

32. South Fork Rec Campground

Kayak out to the middle of Lake Isabella, the sun beaming on you like glittered confetti. Go on, take a dip! Floatin’ on your back trailing your...

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Old Isabella

33. Old Isabella

Kick the ol' city to the curb and spend the night at Old Isabella. Boating, swimming, fishing, or just some old-fashioned floating can all be done...

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Tenmile Campground

34. Tenmile Campground

Tenmile Campground sits at an elevation of 5800 feet near Tenmile Creek. Hike or mountain bike through two nearby groves of giant sequoias. There...

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Eshom Campground

35. Eshom Campground

Tucked in a heavily forested area, among giant sequoia and ponderosa pines lies the gorgeous Eshom Campground. This site is sky-high at 4,800 feet...

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Coy Flat Campground

36. Coy Flat Campground

Get that natural high at Coy Flat Campground; elevated at 5,000 feet. There is one double family unit that can accommodate up to twelve campers....

Dani
Dani: Not my favorite campground in the Sequoias. But, it is nice since it isn't as far out. It is also closer to some pools you can...
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Convict Flat Campground

37. Convict Flat Campground

There are no convicts at Convict Flat Campground, but it is indeed flat! Located in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, there are six camps...

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Fish Creek Campground

38. Fish Creek Campground

This high-mountain campground is searching for adventurous dirt bikers to set up camp and live it up on miles of OHV trails. Could this be you?...

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Hungry Gulch Campground

39. Hungry Gulch Campground

2,700 feet high in the sky above sea level, Hungry Gulch Campground offers family campgrounds just west of Lake Isabella. Tent camping is welcome,...

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Green Cabin Flat Campground

40. Green Cabin Flat Campground

Green Cabin Flat Campground is underdeveloped camping, making this spot the place for the more adventurous at heart. It’s worth the price of not...

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Troy Meadow Campground

41. Troy Meadow Campground

“Brrrraaapppp!” That's the intoxicating siren song duet of a 125cc and 250cc dirt bike. If MotoX is your vice of choice, take a trip to Troy Meadow...

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Evans Flat Campground

42. Evans Flat Campground

Even horses need a break from the daily grind and Evans Flat Campground takes equine love seriously. The area is criss-crossed with roads and...

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Buck Rock Campground

43. Buck Rock Campground

Buck Rock Campground has just five campsites, which means you only have to share your space with a few neighbors. Not far from camp you’ll find...

Tessa
Tessa: If you are looking for amenities, there aren't many. That can be a good thing if you want some privacy.
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Upper Stony Creek Campground

44. Upper Stony Creek Campground

You don’t have to carry thousands of balloons to get UP! Just hit Upper Stony Creek Campground and bring your clan. And when we say, up, we mean...

Pioneer Point Campground

45. Pioneer Point Campground

Perched on the west siiiiide of Lake Isabella, Pioneer Point Campground hosts tent and RV campers up to 30 feet in length. Anglers will find this...

Horse Camp Campground

46. Horse Camp Campground

Emulate a John Wayne movie at Horse Camp Campground--the prime place to saddle up and adventure through the Sequoia National Forest. All five units...

Camp 9 Recreation Area Campground

47. Camp 9 Recreation Area Campground

Camp 9 is a quiet campground that is available year round. The summers are hot, but the waters are satisfying and a dock for launching boats are...

Big Meadow Campground

48. Big Meadow Campground

Big Meadow Campground makes a great base camp for exploring the breathtaking Jenny Lakes Wilderness. Choose from half and whole-day hikes that take...

Tillie Creek Campground

49. Tillie Creek Campground

It’s all about the Benjamins for Tillie Creek Campground, which has that number of sites and more for tents and RVs up to 45 feet in length....

Boulder Gulch Campground

50. Boulder Gulch Campground

For those looking to do some fishing, Boulder Gulch Campground rests at an elevation of 2,650 feet and is more popular than being prom queen. There...

Mill Flat Campground

51. Mill Flat Campground

Mill Flat Campground sits on the banks of the Kings Wild and Scenic River, a popular rafting and fishing river. Explore the forest of giant...

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Hipcamper Fresh Off

If you're more of the glamping type, there are six yurt sites avaliable. Each is equipped with a bunk bed, futon, fire pit, and picnic table and run $75 per night. Sites 3 & 6 are off the roadway a bit. Site 10 is right next to the bathroom (not a bonus!)

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Hipcamper Fresh Off

If the more popular Hobo Campground nearby is full, check out Sandy Flat. The upper loop of campgrounds are fairly exposed, but the lower loop is tucked away under trees, and located right next to the Kern RIver.

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Hipcamper Dani

LOVE this campground. There's a nice meadow next to it, a hike up to a mountain, and you can drive down the road to a Sequoia grove. Watch out for fire warnings preventing open fires.

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Hipcamper Dani

Not my favorite campground in the Sequoias. But, it is nice since it isn't as far out. It is also closer to some pools you can swim in.

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Hipcamper Rob

Bigger sites spread further apart for privacy than the nearby NPS campgrounds, and often much less crowded and congested. Nice nature trail nearby; well maintained.

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Hipcamper Tim

Site 10:
It was a primo spot, the site's are just far enough a part for a little privacy and there are a handful of huge sequoias within the site. Our site was right next to a little running stream that provided nice ambient noise to sleep too. Well shaded, camphost was very friendly and helpful. Little bit of area to explore within the campground.
There are 2 general stores less than 15 min away as well as a tavern which made re-stocking forgotten supplies and getting more ice and beer very convenient.
Highly recommend this campground, 30 min drive to the trail 100 giants and bigger streams/rivers.

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Hipcamper Z

This is a great campground if you are looking for a forest experience. There are beautiful trees all around but I couldn't find any lookout viewpoints close by. There is also a really nice stream that runs through the campground and I love that it is tents only no RV's.

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Hipcamper Ryan and Bernadette

Situated just off the stretch of road that connects the two sections of Kings Canyon, Princess Campground is the perfect home base for exploring both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. In addition to its central location, it takes reservations, so you can book a roomy spot well in advance of the summer season. We stayed in spot 49, which had enough room for at least 4 more tents and backed up to the Indian Basin Grove Interpretive Trail that runs through a giant sequoia stump meadow, adjacent to the campground. AKA easy access for golden hour photo-taking.

Hipcamper Miles

Great campsites right by the Kern river! Booked this site to canyoneer the 7 teacups on a long weekend. The sites by the river tend to be the largest and it's nice having the easy access. Some of the other sites away from the river are in close proximity to each other making tent space, privacy, and lack of noise to be desired. There was a fire and glass ban in place when we wen't, so be prepared.

Hipcamper Nicholas

Site 17 is the best! Lots of space, shade and privacy. Also great access to the Kern River where you can tube down.

Hipcamper Barry

Hobo Campground is currently closed to overnight camping as many of the sites are under water. Gate is locked and no host. Looks like its been closed for a long time. The day use area is open.

Hipcamper Bernini

Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. The campsite is right next to the river so the sound of running water might keep you awake.

Hipcamper Fresh Off

As of our visit on 6/13/15, there is NO WATER at this campground.

Hipcamper Sarah

It's in a canyon, so go for one of the campsites on the southwest side of the campground by the stream to get more morning light. You'll appreciate it when you're freezing your butt off in the morning, trust me.

Hipcamper Sarah

Had a great time camping at this site. Bit of a windy drive up, but it has beautiful views of the river along the way. There is easy access to the water and it's only a short drive to Kernville where you can enjoy their small town and delicious brewery. Not far from the Silver City Ghost Town as well, which hosts a fun / cheap / haunted tour.

Hipcamper Raul

So this is my go to campsite to get away from it all. The campsites in this campground a really separated so it makes for some pretty good privacy. I've been there 4 times and each time i found a camping site without any problems. If you're in the area give this pace a shot.

Hipcamper Raul

Just went camping here on 6/2/16. My plan was to go camping at cedar creek like usual but it was full. So I decided to head here to see what I could find. This campground is a little hard to find. There we no signs that let you know where the campground is and it's at least a 15 min drive from highway 155 to the camp site through a dirt road. When we arrived all the official campsites were already taken (these seemed to be the best shaded and close to 2 vault toilets) so we kept going and found a campsite by the creek in a really open area. This campground isn't as green as cedar creek but the pros of it where that it was far from all the other campgrounds. I would definitely come back for some primitive camping.

Hipcamper Sarah

Great spot if you are really looking to "rough" it. Only thing offered is vault toilets, fire ring & picnic table. No garbage service so you'll need to pack it out. Ample firewood as you are allowed to cut your own & use while there; fire restrictions permitting. Be mindful of bears & keep food locked up in vehicle. Beautiful views for great hikes. Many signs of deer & bear in area if you're interested in hunting.

Hipcamper Jennifer

We stayed here on a Saturday, it was a very pretty campsite. However, the spots fill up quickly so I recommend you make a reservation to get a campsite. The ones near the lake were beautiful! Just a small walk down to the lake and you have a view of it from your campsite. It was very quiet though the camp hosts do have a pretty loud generator for their RV so try not to get a site too close to them. Otherwise, the hosts were so friendly and helpful with recommending things to do in the area. Check out the Buck Rock fire lookout it is amazing!

Hipcamper Jaclyn

I stayed in a yurt with a few friends this past week and had an awesome time. We weren't able to have a fire due to the drought, but we didn't really mind. The easy access to the Trail of 100 Giants was great, but half of it was closed due to renovations. Just something to keep in mind. Would definitely like to return and stay longer in the future!

Hipcamper Alex

Brush Creek is an awesome spot to check out, although it does get very crowded in the peak season. Lots of cool sites to choose from, although they are pretty close together. The area is gorgeous, but if you are like me and want a little more seclusion, I would suggest heading to another site or looking into back country camping. Besides that though the camp site was clean and well maintained. I like my privacy when I camp, so this wasn't for me, but if you are just looking for a spot to pop up a tent, throw some weenies on the grill and enjoy the nature around you this is an awesome campground to do so!

Hipcamper Nathan

Book ahead of time, spots fill up fast! There are good burgers at the snack shack!

Hipcamper Stacie

Open year round. They have two yurts! The yurts are insulated and have a bunk bed, sleeping pad, and futon. There's an unmarked trail just across the highway that provides some pretty fantastic views of the valley.

Hipcamper Christopher

Located right in between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Stony Creek Campground is actually located within Giant Sequoia National Monument (managed by the USFS). This is seriously the best place to camp if you are visiting either of the two national parks because you are only 25 minutes away from the main villages and visitor centers of each park. Stony Creek is very secluded and located among a thick coniferous forest and granite boulders. It's usually quiet and peaceful, and I have seen a lot of wildlife inside the campground. The relatively small Stony Creek is just a few hundred feet from the north side of the campground. Cell service is very limited, but there is a general store and gas station about 0.5 miles away.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Question, do you know the site number for this specific campsite?

Hipcamper Mike

There are no hookups so totally dry camping but it does have places that accommodate 30' fifth wheels and many places you can circle the wagons to camp with friends. But make sure if your taking something large that you pick a spot near the main road the further you drive back in toward the camp the tighter it gets.

Hipcamper Eric

The nearby Christian camp provides a general store, food, lake activities and a place for worship.

Hipcamper Maya

I won't say you *need* 4WD to get here as we did make it in a Civic coupe, but boy was it hair-raising. Worth the price, though, since we had the place totally to ourselves. Cooking gets kind of weird at this altitude but it didn't get as cold as I'd expected (in late June.) Pristine. I'd go back in a heartbeat...with a car I didn't care about.

Hipcamper george

Thanks for the post! I have a question about site 49 will it accommodate 25' travel trailer + a Chevy Tahoe towing it.

Thank you very much.

Hipcamper Tessa

If you are looking for amenities, there aren't many. That can be a good thing if you want some privacy.

Hipcamper Judy

We booked about 2 months in advanced and was only able to get weekdays. We stayed at campsite 41 for two nights, theee days. Very shady and right next to running water. A short walk to the restroom. No showers or electricity in the restroom. Lake was a short 10 minute walk or you can drive to a parking spot by the edge of the lake. The Christian camp was on the other side of the lake and had kayaks and gears for rent. They also have a mini market there and a place to grab food. About 10 miles away from Sequioa's visitors center.

History of Sequoia National Forest

When the effort began, the campaigns that would ultimately result in the creation of both Sequoia National Park and the Sequoia National Forest were one and the same. The goal, quite simply, was to protect all the Sierra Nevada watersheds that provided mountain water to the expanding farms of the San Joaquin Valley. The initiative got under way in Visalia in October 1889, when four local residents – Tipton Lindsey, Frank. J. Walker, John Tuohy, and George Stewart – launched a campaign to protect the mountain lands adjacent to the southern half of the San Joaquin Valley.

Each of the four brought special skills to the movement. Lindsey, because he worked in the United States Land Office in Visalia, provided his knowledge of federal lands. Walker and Stewart were associated with the Visalia Delta newspaper. Tuohy, a rancher, knew the mountains first hand. Collecting information from the group, Stewart drafted a map of the area they wanted to see protected from overgrazing and logging, a huge tract of over two hundred thirty-six-square-mile townships, and circulated a petition calling for its protection as a federally-controlled reserve.

The threat to the giant sequoia trees soon became so intense, however, that Stewart and his friends temporarily set aside this broader target and shifted their focus to a more limited and immediate goal – the establishment of a national park to protect the best of the giant sequoia trees. This effort gained energy over the summer of 1890, and Congress passed a bill establishing such a park in September 1890. A mere week later, the new park was enlarged, but it still contained only seven of the two hundred townships the group wanted to protect.

The Visalia group remained in close contact with Interior Department Secretary John Noble, who was highly sympathetic to what they were trying to accomplish. Noble had the ear of President Benjamin Harrison, who had appointed him. This was an important connection because Harrison supported what came next when Noble succeeded in adding a forest reserve clause to an obscure piece of legislation focused on repealing obsolete timber culture laws.

The March 1891 Forest Reserve Act, as it came to be known, gave the president the right to set aside lands from the public domain as “forest reserves,” thus withdrawing them from sale to private interests. This provided the Visalians with just the authority they needed to renew their campaign for protecting the entirety of the southern Sierra. The Visalia group resumed their political efforts. Responding to the resulting local interest in forest protection, Secretary Noble put special land agent B. F. Allen on the ground in the Sierra studying what lands might logically be placed within a “Tulare Forest Reserve.”

Allen, working largely alone, resumed his efforts once the snows melted from the Sierra in the spring of 1892, and he finished his report in January 1893. He had spent most of a year riding the trails of the Sierra, checking on conditions, and listening to local concerns.

Time was running short now, for President’s Harrison’s term was ending, and thus Noble would soon also be leaving the Interior Department. Noble pushed Allen’s report onto the president’s desk, and on February 14, 1893, just two weeks before the end of his term, President Harrison created the “Sierra Forest Reserve” under the authority granted to him by the Forest Reserve Act. The new reservation set aside for permanent public ownership over four million acres of forest land.

It took another dozen years and a government reorganization before effective management came to the reserve, but the changes did come. In 1905, management of the reserve was transferred to a new agency in the Agriculture Department, the United States Forest Service. In 1908, the new managers renamed the Tulare County portion of the forest reserve the Sequoia National Forest, the name under which the huge area is still managed today (with 353,000 acres of it designated as Giant Sequoia National Monument in April, 2000).