(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

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(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.

 

Guided Activities

RECREATIONISTS PLEASE NOTE that we offer guided road bike and mountain bike excursions that can be catered to you! We can put you on world-class single track, technical and road bike trails!  

I. Enjoy a 40 mile round-trip road bike ride at 7,200 feet along the majestic Western Divide Highway in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and literally see the top of the mountain. The ride will take you through high Sierra meadows, Giant sequoia groves, Quaking Aspen forests, iconic granite outcroppings, all under perfect blue skies with clean air to breath (Yeah, remember that?). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $35/person.

II. Single track, technical mountain bike rides can be launched from Camp Nelson Trail in the GSNM (technical) or rides that launch right from the Land onto foothill trails that double as the route for the Fat Tire Classic occurring in October (moderate, technical). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $35/person.

III. Also, we offer the ultimate RECREATION EXPERIENCE by guiding you, our guests, in meaningful habitat stewardship projects either on the Land near your campsite or within the nearby Giant Sequoia National Monument. All stewardship projects  are free of charge though we do invite you to become a member of WildPlaces, the non-profit arm of our Land that has been protecting and conserving wild places in the area for 20 years.

  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
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

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Swinging Under the Oaks Site in California.

Forest
Hot spring
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Redwoods
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Swimming hole
Ranch
Driveway

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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!

Property
This is Outdoor Living
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site
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