River, stream, or creek camping near Visalia

Visalia camping puts you in the gateway to Sequoia & Kings Canyon national parks.

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Sequoia Mountain Farms

80 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 mountain 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). 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! We offer three sizes of campsites with different prices and capacities explained below. SMALL: Price includes 1 vehicle, and up to 3 people. Extra vehicle: $7/night/per vehicle (unlimited number allowed, but may need to park on the campground road, nearby). Extra person: No extra persons allowed in small sites (3 max). Small site #s (9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 35, and 36) MEDIUM: Price includes 1 vehicle, and up to 3 people. Extra vehicle: $7/night/per vehicle (unlimited number allowed, but may need to park on the campground road, nearby). Extra person: $10/night (maximum of 10 persons allowed in medium sites. Medium site #s (3, 5, 8, 16, 18, 29, 30, 33, 34, 37) LARGE: Price includes 2 vehicles, and up to three people. Extra vehicle: $7/night/per vehicle (unlimited number allowed, but may need to park on the campground road, nearby). Extra person: $10/night/per person. Large site #s (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24) Sites 1, 6, and 17 can accommodate RVs/trailers without any hookups. If you need hookups, then see our RV sites. We have two of them. DIRECTIONS: Navigator apps push anyone coming from the south up the 245 highway north. It is a very winding 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 Clingan's Junction. From Clingan's, 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 U.S Forest Service "Work Center" is on the right 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 with orange cones on either side) 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: Entering the property, the road will go slightly downhill and curve to the left. Stay to your left and our self check-in station will be on your left (If you hit the showers and restrooms, you went too far). Please fill out one of our check-in slips; putting the original in the box and the carbon copy on your site number sign at your site. A host is usually around working somewhere and makes 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 (with the orange cones). 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 (just to the right of the address sign and mailbox) is for the two RV hook up sites in the big pad / yard directly off the road. These are back in sites, no pull-through access. The FAR LEFT and southern most gate (to the left of the address sign and mailbox) is closest to the apple ranch and chimney; leads to the house which is also a rental. Please do not approach the house or back yard unless instructed otherwise. Thank you for understanding. 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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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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Dunlap Canyon Retreat

43 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents22 acres · Dunlap, CA
22 acres of camp sites and another 40 acres nextdoor to a hang gliders and paragliders landing. We have restrooms with showers attached to a geodesic dome on property. BBQ , water at sites. A seasonal 2 acre pond. We are about 25mi from sequoia and Kings Canyon right off the Highway 180 and a close drive from restaurants, stores. Beautiful views. We strive to make sure you have an amazing experience in the outdoors. We are still working on making the campground 100% so sorry in advance but what we are lacking we will make up for it with making your experience memorable hope to meet everyone soon P.S I got 6 things ask you to do while you are here 1.Enjoy your time here 2. If you need anything or have concerns say something ( I will try to accommodate the best I can) 3.Have fun 4. Only TP in toilets please 5. Make memories 6. Be respectful to your neighbors ( Get to know them. I don’t really have quite hours just keep in mind some ppl might be waking up early to hike in the park)
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Lucky Dog Ranch with Pickleball

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Exeter, CA
We live on this 6 acres of beautiful land with a large variety of trees and plants. It also features a small beach and a Pickleball court free to use. Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills on route to Sequoia National Park makes our location very convenient. We are 5 minutes from great restaurants and 45 minutes from Sequioa National Park.
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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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Country Comfortable

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Laton, CA
13 acres in a very secluded location away from city noise. But still just minutes from Hanford where you can find anything you need to shop for.  Great camping area on seasonal Kings River. No other houses in view since we are located between 20 acres of almond trees and 30 acres of walnut trees. Very safe location with security in place. 
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Rock Rivera Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents46 acres · Lemon Cove, CA
Envision a serene 46-acre lakefront property cradled at the Sierra Nevada foothills, where the grandeur of the Central Valley's orchards unfolds before your eyes, and the tranquil waters of Lake Kaweah, graced with a marina, glisten under the sun. The panorama extends to the majestic snow-capped peaks, crafting a backdrop of awe-inspiring beauty. This haven of tranquility is adorned with a 20-foot seasonal waterfall, a meandering creek, and sprawling oak trees that stand as silent witnesses to the organic splendor of the surroundings. The land, teeming with natural allure, offers a sanctuary for the soul and a feast for the eyes. The expanse of this property is not just a testament to its grand size but also to its versatility. It is an idyllic setting for hosting a variety of events, from spiritual retreats and yoga gatherings to joyous weddings and memorable family reunions. The possibilities are as limitless as the clear blue sky above. Accessibility is a breeze, with the property situated a mere 20 minutes from the pulse of Interstate 99. For those drawn to the call of the wild, the Sequoia National Park is just a 25-minute drive away, promising adventures amidst ancient giants and the whispers of nature. This property isn't just a piece of land; it's a canvas where memories are painted, a stage where life's pivotal moments are celebrated, and a retreat where the hustle of life fades into the harmonious chorus of nature's melody. It's not just an opportunity; it's an invitation to embrace a life less ordinary. Indeed, this property is not just a must-see; it's a must-experience.
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River Ridge Ranch -722 acres

12 sites · Lodging, Tents722 acres · Springville, CA
Swimming in North Fork Tule River, miles of hiking trails on ranch. River Ridge goes from 1,000' elev. to 3,000' elevation. Hike right on the ranch. We are between Sequoia National Park (about an hour) and the Giant Sequoia National Monument (16 miles to groves up Hwy 190 and no entrance fee). Choose from individual tent sites, group tent sites, tiny cabins. the 5-acre Compound or the Entire Ranch. There are 33 giant sequoia groves in our Southern Region of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, some easily driven to, and some remote. Our ranch is a nature preserve and an education demonstration site, teaching sustainable and regenerative land use practices. River Ridge Institute, our non-profit, hosts a variety of events for the public. Please note: you are expected to leave the ranch and kitchen area as you found it, i.e., dishes washed thoroughly and dried and put away, recycling separated from trash, food scraps in compost buckets, sticky marshmallow removed from forks and surfaces (ick!). Thank you. Enjoy: The Kitchen has a 3-burner cooktop, large fridge, microwave, full dishes and utensils and pots and pans with a big washing area in the back. Propane barbecue grill.. There's a River Barn to use as a remote space and Turtle Cove for swimming. Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown at 9 AM - Noon. Ancestral land of the Foothill Yokuts tribe. Homesteaded in 1859, owned by the Negus family from 1909-2000. Barbara and I bought it to save it from subdivision and it's now protected by a Conservation Easement and acts as a community center for the arts, music, poetry, gatherings and outdoor education. We're both biologists, so, just ask us. Please see the Rules and Safety section to review our Waiver of Liability.
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🌲The Prophecy Sequoia Crest🌲

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Sequoia Crest, CA
🌲The Prophecy Sequoia Crest - Wilderness Retreat 🌲 Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Sequoia Crest, where nature's grandeur meets modern comfort. Our secluded camping spot offers a unique and rejuvenating experience nestled in the heart of the majestic Sequoia National Forest. Campsite Features: 🏕️ Private & Secluded: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with our exclusive camping spot, providing privacy and solitude for the perfect getaway. 🌲 Surrounded by Giant Sequoias: Camp under the towering giants, as ancient as time itself, and wake up to the symphony of wind rustling through their massive branches. 🔥 Campfire Bliss: Enjoy cozy evenings around a crackling campfire, sharing stories and creating memories with your loved ones. Activities: 🌄 Scenic Hiking Trails: Explore the nearby trails that lead to panoramic vistas, revealing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. 🚴 Mountain Biking Adventures: For the adventurous souls, embark on thrilling mountain biking trails amidst the stunning landscape. 📸 Photography Paradise: Capture the beauty of nature with incredible photo opportunities at every turn. Local Attractions: 🏞️ Sequoia National Park: A short drive away, immerse yourself in the wonders of Sequoia National Park, home to iconic attractions like General Sherman Tree and Moro Rock. 🛶 Kings Canyon: Discover the beauty of Kings Canyon with its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and diverse ecosystems. Booking Information: ⛺ Accommodation Type: Tent camping 🚗 Accessibility: Accessible by car, with designated parking areas 📅 Availability: Check our calendar for open dates and plan your unforgettable Sequoia Crest adventure! Experience the magic of Sequoia Crest Wilderness Retreat and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your stay now for a truly immersive nature escape!
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Isky Ranch

1 site · Tent15 acres · Three Rivers, CA
Three Rivers, Ca is a small rural community known as the gateway to the Sequoia National Forest. This piece of property is nestled next to a flowing river, with a lovely area to relax and enjoy the river. The space available is for tent or dry camping. Take a day trip into the park with the convenience of staying
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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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