Pines and cedars form a natural hotel for you and your horse at Kelty Meadow Campground, a tucked-away, lightly-traversed area near Bass Lake with superb views of the surrounding forest and mountains. The grounds accommodate rough riders, as well as those who like roughing it, with hitching posts, vault toilets, and little else but an open invitation to enjoy the surrounding forest, mounted or on foot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max size unknown
No hookups
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers can breeze on the trails in the Bass Lake ranger district and the High Sierra ranger district. In the High Sierra, you c...Read more


Motorized boating is allowed at Shaver Lake and Redinger Lake, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-motorized boating:...Read more


Lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round; freshwater stream fishing is open from late April to mid November. The best...Read more


There’s no shortage of incredible hikes here: Nelder Grove is home to some of the finest sequoias, and best of all, there are n...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians have so much to explore in the Sierra National Forest! With five wilderness areas, trails, horse camps, and horse r...Read more


Paddlers are welcome to explore the lakes in this forest-- many of the rivers are whitewater, so if you are feeling confident a...Read more


Those looking for some scenic driving have come to the right place. We highly recommend the incredible 100 mile Sierra Vista Sc...Read more


Pretty rad rock climbing here-- Tollhouse Rock and Courtright Reservoir both have over a hundred climbs. Check out the list on ...Read more

Snow sports

You can sled/tube in Goat Meadow, cross country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile over 234 miles of trails. China Peak Ski Area off...Read more


Bass, Huntington and Shaver Lakes are perfect for swimming, with designated swim areas. You can also swim in these creeks and c...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife includes mule deer, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, marmots, porcupines, and quail. You can also find trout, bas...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Kelty Meadow Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Nicole C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 29th, 2018

The picture attached is really misleading. It's nowhere near the lake. It's actually 30 minutes up a winding dirt road. I was never sent directions on how to get there. Google Maps points you to the Kelty Meadow Office, which shows it's 5 minutes or so from Bass lake. But you don't go to the office. There are no "superb views of the surrounding forest and mountains." You are simply tucked up in the woods. There is no running water. The camp host is aggressive. We got there late because of the lack of directions and there was no sheet with names/campsites so we just picked one. The camp host woke me up at 7 am to tell me i was in the wrong spot... but didn't have to move. Just on a power trip. Hipcamp, please change the photo.

Hipcamper Nicole C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 29th, 2018
Sierra National Forest
Phone Number
(559) 297-0706
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37.441° N, 119.544° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 7 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)