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Sequoia Mountain Farms

72 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Miramonte, CA
Welcome campers! PLEASE read all of the below before booking and screenshot/print the BELOW DIRECTIONS, as google and other mapping apps have taken guests on very difficult routes. Trust us, mapping apps don't account for the issues of small mountsin roads! We have over 10 acres of stunning campground nestled only 15-20 minutes from the North entrance to the Sequoias! We have multiple sites to accommodate every type of camping from tent camping to tents-attached-to-cars and trucks, to pop-up campers to RVs with or without power and water hookups. Please see our RV hook-up spaces on our sister post! (RV sites at Sequoia Mountain Farms) Site numbers are not used...which allows you to pick any open area on the 10 acres. We have many sites made for you to choose from! There are wonderful views down into the valley, at night with sunsets off-the-hook, and city lights twinkling in the valley distance. Pick your spot and enjoy! First come-first serve, with multiple sites for large groups which can be reserved. Hot showers now available for all campers at no extra charge!! DIRECTIONS: Navigator apps push anyone coming from the south up the 245 highway north. It is a very windy and slow climb up the hill. It's doable (except large rigs), but we HIGHLY recommend continuing north on highway 99 to Fresno and then heading east on highway 180 up the mountain. It's faster, much more scenic and a smoother drive. This route also goes right by the nearest gas station on your way up! Coming east on highway 180, out of Fresno, that gas station is a Valero at 35468 E Kings Canyon Rd. aka Clingans Junction. From Clingans, head east on the 180 for exactly 13.8 miles to the 245 highway (it comes up quick with only 1 or 2 small signs), make a right, heading south. If you hit the park entrance, you went too far, turn around drive back about 5 min and look for the 245 on your left. Once on the 245 heading south, go 5.1 miles. On your right you will pass the 'Pinehurst Lodge', which is on google, an easy reference point and is 1 minute or less away (great food!). Then a few seconds later the "Worksource Center" and we are just past that on the same side of the road. First you will see a Giant Sequoia Tree in the front yard (campground road is just to it's right) then the apple ranch with the ole loggers cabin chimney from the late 1800s still standing in the front yard directly off the highway! If you hit the 'leaving sequoia national forest' sign and the community center, you went too far, turn around and drive 1 minute back and look for the apple ranch on your left, pass it and then turn left after the Sequoia tree into the gravel road with the orange cones coming from this direction. ARRIVAL: Please feel free to drive in and directly find your spot, no need to check in unless you want to say hi or need some assistance! We are usually around working somewhere and make multiple rounds on the camp daily. Please take note of the posted pics from directly across the street facing what you will see when you get here. The address sign is posted on a tree and you can see the apple orchard and ole loggers chimney from the road off to the left and the Giant Sequoia Tree on the right of the address sign with the main entrance just to the right (north) of the tree. There are 3 gates.: The FAR RIGHT GATE (north gate), just to the right of the Sequoia Tree, goes to the campsites! Look for the graveled road with orange cones / solar lights easily visible from the road.The middle gate is to the 2 RV hook up sites in the big pad / yard directly off the road. Far left and southern most gate (to the left of the address sign) is closest to the apple ranch and chimney; leads to the house which is also a rental. We look forward to seeing you soon at Sequoia Mountain Farms!!! :) Please message us for any questions! We are happy to help! We want you to have the best experience possible, so if we can help, we definitely will! Also, please check the weather online before you come up to the mountain! Just know we are operating under the assumption that you are aware of the conditions and are prepared for them. If nature happens message us and we will do our best to assist! :)
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Five Fours Camp in Three Rivers

2 sites · Tents2 acres · Three Rivers, CA
This is essentially a private campsite with a million dollar view! We are no longer opening the bunkhouse campsite; so that spot is now another area for your group to hang out! Three rivers, California is more of a small village than a town; where both the longtime and new residents are friendly and welcoming. Because 3R is the lower gateway of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks, it gets enough tourist traffic to support some unique little restaurants and shops! Our hillside property has great mountain views on 2.25 serene stepped acres. Our driveway turns directly off of Sierra drive, four miles past the town center (3R post office) and just 2 miles from the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks entrance - so it's really easy to find! Five Fours Camp is up a private driveway, leaving the roadway below. You can't see it; but you can still hear the tranqual sound of the Kaweah River flowing across the street. Sorry, there is NO river access from this campsite. I know! We were heartbroken too when we found out we couldn't just cross the street and swim! You CAN go to Slick Rock and swim, boat, fish and more - about 8 miles away. My wife Elizabeth and I bought our log home in 2015 and we have been dreaming and building here ever since! Our beloved older dog Ruby was rescued shortly after we bought. Our boy Chance was rescued during the beginning of the pandemic. They chase all the fun wildlife off of their property! In addition to deer, we have seen fox, bob cats, an Ocelot, too many coyotes, wild turkeys and bear crossing an animal highway along our upper hillside property line. Hawks, hummingbirds, quail, blue birds, woodpeckers and Sime yellow bellied finches are regularly seen here all over as well. Owls have been heard; but not seen. We love our mountain views and look forward to sharing them with you!
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Camp Hye Sierra

5 sites · Lodging160 acres · Dunlap, CA
Camp Hye Sierra is a 160-acre property located about 35 miles east of Fresno, California (within five miles of the the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park).Our property offers a unique rental opportunity and serene retreat setting perfect for reflection and fellowship.Learn more about this land:Camp Hye Sierra is a 160-acre property located about 35 miles east of Fresno, California (within five miles of the the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park).Our property offers a unique rental opportunity and serene retreat setting perfect for reflection and fellowshipSPORTS COURTLocated at the center of camp, our all-weather, outdoor, lighted basketball court provides a great experience for basketball, tennis, and a host of other court friendly games. At night, the sport court provides us with an excellent place to take the entire camp for some spectacular stargazing!CAMPFIREOur campfire is also located next to beautiful Ketchoyan Lake. It features a stage, amphitheater, and outdoor lighting. The campfire location is a great venue for daytime classes and an area where campers have a chance to perform skits, sing songs, and roast marshmallows at evening campfires.ARBOROur arbor is a gorgeous open air structure adjacent to the sparkling water of Ketchoyan Lake. It is the perfect venue for an evening dance in the cool mountain air, daytime classes, talent shows, and a host of other activities. LAKESOur property has 2 fully stocked lakes where you can enjoy catch and release fishing, swimming and sunbathing.
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The Mountain Chapel Campground

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Hartland, CA
While on a family backpacking excursion through Sequoia King’s Canyon National Park, and the surrounding area, we came across this charming campground. A long-forgotten chapel in the mountains that was formerly a summer camp. From here, a short 15-minute drive will take you directly to the main entrance of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park for access to the Giant Sequoias at Grant Grove and the Grant Grove Village. For those who prefer to travel off the beaten path, a short 30-minute hike will take you to the National Forest. We are excited to invite you to camp at this hidden gem, while we undertake to restore the campground to its original splendor. Easy drive to available parking, with easy access and pull through drive for any vehicle, even with trailers. For campers bringing their own tents, we provide beautiful and well- shaded sites with level ground, soft grass, tucked underneath the many old-growth trees.
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OrangeRay~Three Rivers

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Three Rivers, CA
OrangeRay, home of Pixie's Place Animal Sanctuary & Hospice was founded in 2007, when I left L.A. for the forest by the river to create, and to expand my shamanic pursuits. Being that Three Rivers was home to the socialist Kaweah Colony in the 1800's; which helped in the founding of Sequoia National Park; the area is rich in history. Poet John Muir was enchanted and inspired by this area; Walt Disney fell under her spell as well when he envisioned a "Swiss Chalet" style resort which never came to fruition. The water wars of California began right here; gold rush...right here! "Kaweah" is the name given by the Indians for the sound the Crow makes. Three Rivers literally sits on slabs of quartz crystal, making rock hunting superb! As an energy practitioner, the quartz heightens the healing process; as well as creating an energy vortex. My property sits on an area that was once an Indian village, and then the school house for the children of the pioneers. There was a huge Hare Krishna Colony up here in the 60-70's. As a photographer and filmmaker, the lighting up here is amazing! The night skies literally pulsate with their celestial canopy. A great spot to sky watch as well! The property is not kid friendly, and is not really here for children as much as it is offered for the inner child in adults. WE ARE 420 friendly which is in opposition to most "family" landscapes....so please note this is not personal but I prefer no children xo Also, I prefer no pets, as it disrupts the balance here with the animal residents :)
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Pinehurst Lodge Bar and Grill

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Miramonte, CA
3 acres located just outside Sequoia National park. An easy 15 minute drive to the gates of the National park. Hiking, creeks and waterfalls nearby. Located with a bar and grill and general store. Currently eight campsites available. Amenities include Wi-Fi, Restrooms and showers located onsite available for use. Horseshoe pits, corn hole game, pool table and dart board game. Bar and grill serves amazing food and drinks, menu attached. Saturday nights live music or karaoke. Pet friendly. ***Please be advised Saturday nights and possibly some Friday nights in the summer can tend to be a little loud with music from karaoke. Music might be heard from some or all campsites. The rest of the week nights are quiet.
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The Starlight Ranch

2 sites · RVs, TentsSquaw Valley, CA
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic many services are not available. Only primitive campsites are available. Please ask about any additional services. Near Sequoia National Park, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Starlight Ranch is where the savvy camper goes for comfortable heated tents or affordable primitive sites. Whether you're looking for a shared tent hostel or a heated and air conditioned RV, you can't go wrong here. Join the hundreds of campers from all over the world who have already discovered the joys of worry free dining at our Home Kitchen and Grill while camping for a day, a weekend or a week! Learn more about this land: Near Sequoia National Park, The Starlight Ranch allows you to bask in the sun during the day and gaze at the stars at night. Enjoy your primitive campsite on 5 private acres. Spring water at your campsite will also be provided. Plenty room to stay socially distanced and enjoy nature. Catch up and just be together with your group. No other campers will be on the property during your stay.  Oh yeah, and Sequoia National Park has some of the largest and oldest trees in the world if you're into that sort of thing. We are! Stay safe during covid with our contactless checkin and checkout services.
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Cowboy Land & Livestock

20 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Dinuba, CA
I have owned this property for 20 years and we have put a lot of time and energy into making it very family friendly so that people can come camp with a picnic area, clean bathrooms, places to put your horses and dogs as long as they're on a leash. We create a great western experience and you will not be disappointed. Learn more about this land:PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT $75 IS FOR ONE SITE AND 5 PEOPLE ONLY. ANYTHING AFTER THAT, WHETHER IT BE PEOPLE, DOGS, OR HORSES IS $25 A HEAD PER NIGHT.Centrally located between the Sierra's and lakes. You have a beautiful view of the Sierra's from the campsite. Lakes and Sierra's are within 15 minutes away.I have owned this property for 20 years and we have put a lot of time and energy into making it very family friendly so that people can come camp with a picnic area and barbecue, clean bathrooms, places to put your horses and dogs as long as they're on a leash. We create a great western experience and you will not be disappointed. 
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Private Lake Event center

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Auberry, CA
Immerse yourself in a well-maintained forest, featuring a vast meadow and a serene five-acre lake. Shaded tent areas provide comfort, while trails reveal diverse flora and fauna. Bask in the beauty of sunlight filtering through trees, the gentle rustle of leaves, and the tranquility of the reflective lake. Discover nature's harmony in this captivating sanctuary.
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Creekside Campground and Restaurant

3 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Squaw Valley, CA
Your adventure through Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks begins at Gena's Sierra Inn. Nestled amidst the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, our charming inn provides the perfect home base for exploring the region's natural wonders. Just minutes from both parks, Gena's offers convenient access to towering sequoia groves, breathtaking canyons, and stunning vistas. Accommodations range from comfortable guest rooms with private restrooms to unique camping options. For outdoor enthusiasts, our two tent campgrounds and Acorn Travel Trailer offer a cost-effective way to immerse yourself in nature. Nestled beside a seasonal creek, these options provide a convenient and comfortable camping experience, complete with flushing toilets and hot showers (without the hassle of timers!). Located at 2700 feet, Gena's is conveniently situated before the snowline and just two miles from the last gas station before entering the National Parks. Our on-site restaurant ensures you won't have to venture far for delicious meals, making your stay truly effortless. Choose Gena's Sierra Inn and embark on an unforgettable exploration of the Sierras. Let us be your home away from home as you discover the grandeur of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Key benefits: * Convenient location near both National Parks * Comfortable lodging options for all budgets * Camping experience with essential amenities * On-site restaurant for easy dining
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Sequoia Highland Camp

1 site · Lodging120 acres · Dunlap, CA
Discover Sequoia Highland Camp, perched at almost 5000 feet altitude, offering breathtaking views of a valley on one side and snow-capped peaks on the other. Nestled on 120 acres of pristine forest in the Sierra Nevada mountains, this haven is conveniently located near Kings Canyon, a mere 200 miles from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. It serves as an accessible and idyllic base for exploring Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. Sequoia Highland Camp is home to a variety of cabins and yurts, surrounded by a landscape that includes a pond, meadows, and a forest, providing an immersive experience in the untouched Sierra wilderness. Enhance your stay by booking additional facilities such as the Bungalow (recreation and bar), the Cloud room (yoga and workshop space), the Cloud (yoga and workshop space in a dome), a yoga deck, a sunset spot (no need to book), and a stargazing structure (no need to book). Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and create lasting memories in this serene and well-appointed camp.
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Kings Canyon Campground

21 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Wilsonia, CA
This rustic campground is located in Kings Canyon on hwy 180, 16 miles past the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Park entrance. Ten Mile Creek running thru the property. Magnificent views of Kings Canyon from the property. Google plus code for maps R497+877 Hume Station, California Campground sites with picnic tables. Flushing toilets on site. Water and sewer hookups available at some sites. 6 miles to the mighty Kings River, 12 miles to Grant Grove and the Giant Sequoia’s, 16 miles to Cedar Grove, 22 miles to “Roads End” and trail head for the endless backcountry trails including the Pacific Crest trail. Easy access to General’s Hwy for Sequoia National Park access The Sequoia & Kings Canyon area has a long history of being visited. Even in the pioneer days, before the road, people had heard tales of the majestic canyon, wild rivers and of the groves of gigantic trees, that many thought to be a hoax. Folks would make the difficult trip up into the mountain to see for themselves. This site, in the early 1900’s was a farmstead providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the areas loggers, ranchers, hotels and backcountry explorers. During the construction of the new highway In the 1920’s the site was used as a labor camp. During the highway construction days a lodge and gas station was built and was known as “Barton Flat”. In the 1950’s the property was sold and became the “Kings Canyon Lodge”. In 2015 the historic lodge and some of the other cabins were destroyed in the “Rough” fire, by a miracle the original 1928 visible gas pumps survived the fire and are still being used to this day. We are hopeful to eventually rebuild a lodge to serve the many visitors.
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