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 oak this small campground is a gem; hit up the trail on the south side of the creek, and you'll be welcomed by a wall of cascades that'll make your dogs sigh. Hop in the granite basins along the way for your own personal spa, and don’t forget your angling arsenal for this trail--catch a trout dinner while you explore!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
17 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lower Peppermint Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper M.A.
M.A. S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 28th, 2020

The Southern Sierra is being overrun by city folks. Last weekend huge piles of trash were left. The ranger put out over 20 abandoned fires. I witnessed human feces on a log over Peppermint Creek. Places I went to as a teen in the 70s have been discovered by crowds who have no idea how to clean up after themselves. Tagging with spray paint, empty plastic bottles, food wrappers, diapers, piles of shit.

Don’t go here. It’s unsafe.

Hipcamper Randall
Randall G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 18th, 2018

Definitely, worth the drive! Quiet, clean and gorgeous.
A few things to note:
• There are pit toilets but they’re well maintained
• It was about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than what the weather apps said it would be. (It could be just a change in the weather when I visited but one may wish to plan for it being a little cooler if it’s late in the season.)
• No cell reception
• No nearby stores
• Potable water is available (but recommend filtering anyway … always filter!)
All of that said, pack wisely, allow for extra time on the roads around the campsite and it’ll be an epic time.

Hipcamper Craig
Craig T.
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November 15th, 2017

This campsite is in a very remote part of Sequoia. There's only one road in and out until you hit the fork in the road that takes you to the Trail of 100 Giants Trailhead. It was a great campsite to spend the weekend. Peppermint Falls is a must see, but it's a bit unmarked getting there. You'll have to do some exploring which I find is the best part of being in nature.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather B.
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July 13th, 2017

Don't camp here!! ;) Selfishly don't want to post anything on this site because it is AMAZING. Perfectly nestled in the trees, super spacious, and utterly quiet and peaceful. Looking forward to camping here for a second time soon!

Hipcamper Joel
Joel F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 27th, 2017

The Good: This place was fantastic for a dude's weekend away from the city. Follow the creek behind the camp and you'll find amazing waterfalls to fish. Nearby, there are great natural water slides and jumpoff rocks. It was not at all crowded when were there but it did pick up a bit on Saturday night.

The Bad: This is a really remote campsite, so the bathroom facilities are nothing fancy. When the blazing sun hits them, you'll learn how long you can hold your breath. The flies (biting and otherwise) are the most persistent bugs ever. They go for your eyes and are not dissuaded by even the most powerful of our bug spray (98% DEET).

Head up to Ponderosa Tavern for to cool off. The added elevation really brings down the temperature.

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Sequoia National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(559) 784-1500
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36.066° N, 118.491° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 17 Sites
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