(Update: there is only one swinging bed at the moment. Anyone want to help rig the second one, contact Mehmet and we can throw in an extra night for free)

At this site, we took the old entrance gates on the land, hung them horizontally from trees and made some swings! This site has one such swing now with another being repaired, each sleeping one person comfortably or


(Update: there is only one swinging bed at the moment. Anyone want to help rig the second one, contact Mehmet and we can throw in an extra night for free)

At this site, we took the old entrance gates on the land, hung them horizontally from trees and made some swings! This site has one such swing now with another being repaired, each sleeping one person comfortably or two very closely...purrrr. There are NO mattresses on the swings - bring your own sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and pillows.

This campsite is private with 1/4 mile river access, no nearby roads, completely dark night skies, and lots of hangout areas on and away from the river. The land has beautiful and diverse native flora and fauna including fox, mountain lion, coyote, hawks, owl, bobcat, deer and every reptile and bird species known to the area. Please at least learn one plant: the Tule Reed for which the river, the Native people, the county, the city, and my dog are named.

FIRES ONLY PERMITTED IN WINTER AND SPRING after fire restrictions have been lifted. Bring your own wood.

___________ Habitat Restoration is Recreation

All of our campsite guests are invited to help out in some way on the land and surrounding public lands. The local environmental organization WildPlaces has many land and river restoration projects availabe to help empower you to be change agents. Projects include tree plantings, trail building, invasive species removal, trash and gang tagging removal, meadow restoration, seed collection, water quality monitoring, public outreach, and more.)

Our interest in the protection and restoration of the land is strong and goes beyond even our love of having guests. So your service to the lands and waters is part of the "new recreation" that must adapt to increased human impact on...well, everything. In other words, outdoors recreation now requires that we not only manage our own impact but must also take a bite out of someone else.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Wifi available
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt Y.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2017

This trip was absolutely amazing! Mehmet & Chico were perfect hosts — super accommodating and helpful not just to me, but to any of the guests staying on the property (they graciously helped cook and provide food for 2 of the campers traveling from Italy one night)!

Not only is the property breathtaking, but it sits at the base of the Sequoia National Forest giving access to pristine water holes and beautiful hikes.

I recommend setting up your tent right by the water. It's cool when things get hot, and you'll find yourself visited by Tule, their dog, for frequent cool down dips in the river. Win win!

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Hipcamper Aaron

Fantastic stay. thank you mehmet!

Aaron G.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2019

Mehmet’s property was fantastic, a private oasis for a few lucky campers away from the busy sequoia national forest. The property was immaculate, full of charm and the campsites were spread apart so you couldn’t see or hear the other guests. There was a great, communal outdoor kitchen and dishwashing area as well as a clean porta potty with hand washing sink. The best part though was Mehmet and his staff. They took amazing care of my kids and I. Would highly recommend his place to anyone looking for a quiet, convenient base of operations for visiting the Sequoia National Forest. Thank you Mehmet

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew B.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2018

Chico was a great host, and Tule the dog took care of us. Access to the river was quick and relatively easy. The property is convenient to Sequoia National Forest, Springville, and Porterville if you need to leave, but the property is so nice you will not want to leave.

Hipcamper Dane
Dane B.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

Phenomenal site with awesome hosts! Mehmet and Chico are awesome, but Tule the dog was by far the best! Lots going on, but plenty of areas with privacy. Beautiful sites near the Tule - awesome place to cool off. Full outdoor kitchen with anything you need (utensil wise - bring your own food). Make sure to help around a little (some friends and I put together a fire pit) and respect the land! I'll totally be back.

Hipcamper ALICE
Alice H.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2018

This camp was the best I've been to so far and our host's are amazing and the river is awesome there's so much peace im definitely going back.

Hipcamper Candice
Candice C.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018

We had an amazing time and the property exceeded our expectations. There are several overnight spots on the property varying in levels of glamping to full on camping, the views are amazing, and of course you can beat the heat in the river. We also enjoyed that there is a full outdoor kitchen, which is great for those who don't want to have to pack their entire kitchen on a camping trip. We can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer D.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2018

I had a wonderful time! The shower is lovely, the river is glorious, and the hosts are warm, welcoming and extremely helpful. And Tuley the Dog is the kindest, wisest, and most sweetly protective animal I have ever met. I am not a dog person, and I fell in love with him.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

The campsite was perfect to either relax at the entire weekend or use as a base camp for exploring the southern Sequoia National Park and Forest. The campsites are more private than you’d get at the National Park and have extra amenities like the shower and common space (which included table, utensils, fridge, freezer, toaster oven, stove, and sink for washing dishes). The property itself is beautiful, nestled against the foothills and along a stretch of the Tule River. The (mostly) private river access is the crown jewel of this campground, I spent most afternoons cooling off at the river. Mehemet and Destiny were helpful hosts and you can tell they care deeply about the land and want others to have the opportunity to enjoy and help preserve it.

The common space includes couches, a table with chairs, sink, stove, toaster oven, fridge, freezer and utensils.Relaxing in the swinging bed from sunset until the stars came up was magical.The campground dogs Tule and Scout kept a watchful eye over the campers.Sunsets over the foothills.
Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline Z.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful stay on Mehmet and Chico's property. The river is absolutely magical, and every campsite is desirable and has plenty of privacy. We went towards the end of September with the intention of going to Sequoia to do an extended day hike. We almost didn't leave the site because the campsite was so beautiful and serene. I'm really glad we chose to stay two hours south of Sequoia, because the night was so much warmer in a tent at M&C's than it would have been had we stayed in Sequoia!

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