Close to the Kerchoff Reservoir is the quaint Smalley Cove Campground. As you nestle into groves of oak and pine you can listen to the birds chirp and smell that clean mountain air. Head on down to the lake and fish for trout, bass, bluegill, or catfish from the shoreline or your favorite non-motorized flotation device. At night cook up something good (like fish tacos), and toast to the stars with a cerveza in hand. Now that’s camping!
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
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
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 adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more
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 Smalley Cove Campground.