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Five Fours Camp in Three Rivers

2 sites 路 Tents2 acres 路 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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Sequoia Mountain Farms

72 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 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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馃尣The Prophecy Sequoia Crest馃尣

1 site 路 RV, Tent20 acres 路 Sequoia Crest, CA
馃尣The Prophecy Sequoia Crest - Wilderness Retreat 馃尣 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: 馃彆锔 Private & Secluded: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with our exclusive camping spot, providing privacy and solitude for the perfect getaway. 馃尣 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. 馃敟 Campfire Bliss: Enjoy cozy evenings around a crackling campfire, sharing stories and creating memories with your loved ones. Activities: 馃寗 Scenic Hiking Trails: Explore the nearby trails that lead to panoramic vistas, revealing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. 馃毚 Mountain Biking Adventures: For the adventurous souls, embark on thrilling mountain biking trails amidst the stunning landscape. 馃摳 Photography Paradise: Capture the beauty of nature with incredible photo opportunities at every turn. Local Attractions: 馃彏锔 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. 馃浂 Kings Canyon: Discover the beauty of Kings Canyon with its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and diverse ecosystems. Booking Information: 鉀 Accommodation Type: Tent camping 馃殫 Accessibility: Accessible by car, with designated parking areas 馃搮 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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Moro Rock View

1 site 路 Lodging17 acres 路 Three Rivers, CA
Stop and stay night in our Upstairs Bed and Bath Studio with toilet and shower. We also have a day camp for use upon request. Our 17-Acre property has a great view of Moro Rock. We are right off Sierra Dr. (Hwy-198) and just 4 miles from the Sequoia National Park. We have parking for car, truck and trailer or boat & RV's. Our Studio B and B has a queen bed and sofa bed, kitchenette, bathroom and shower. Our Day Camp has a picnic table, umbrella, chairs and BBQ.
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Lake Olancha RV Park and Campground

24 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres 路 Olancha, CA
Welcome to our new resort with breathtaking views our 100 acre RV retreat and our nearly 1 mile shoreline of beautiful Olancha Lake with the majestic snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west and Death Valley to the east make for an incredible retreat. We are located near Lone Pine in the township of Olancha in the Owens Valley of California.
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OrangeRay~Three Rivers

2 sites 路 Lodging1 acre 路 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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Aberdeen Resort

12 sites 路 RVs10 acres 路 Independence, CA
Learn more about this land:Relax at Aberdeen Resort! Enjoy Goodale Creek at camp and the amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. We have 10 Overnight Sites with the rest of the park being long term. Explore the many OHV trails, hike from the Park or head up to the many trailheads in the area. Fish Goodale Creek or head across the 395 to the gorgeous Owens River. Unspoiled and wild, the Owens Valley is spectacular and serene.
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The Mountain Chapel Campground

7 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres 路 Hartland, CA
While on a family backpacking excursion through Sequoia King鈥檚 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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Camp Hye Sierra

5 sites 路 Lodging160 acres 路 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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Beary Forest Retreat

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Springville, CA
The 5th largest tree in the world called the Stagg tree is a giant sequoia less than a mile away. In the other direction there is a beautiful meadow with a waterfall less than a mile away. There is also swimming pond nearby and lots of lush forest with berries and wildlife all over. The property is located in the middle of a Giant Sequoia grove at 6500' elevation. Come enjoy the lack of crowds and serenety. Well behaved dogs can be off leash most places.
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Blue Moon Orchard

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents8 acres 路 Lemon Cove, CA
This place is our sanctuary, our own private slice of heaven.聽 There is an abundance of love and peace here on the farm...even the animals are full of love and affection.聽 Some of the Olive Trees in our Orchard have been here for over 100 years!! The soil is rich and healthy. We use no fertilizers or pesticides preferring to let nature do her thing.Learn more about this land:Camp in our Orchard!聽 We are a small Olive and Citrus orchard and ranch.聽聽There are lots of Olives & Citrus during their seasons. Olives聽Sept-Dec Citrus Dec-May. The Ranch consists of聽Chickens, Sheep, Goats, Cats, and our ranch dog Merlin.聽 2聽miles to Kaweah Lake with fishing boats, patio boats available to rent from the marina. 15 miles to the quaint town of Three Rivers...River Rafting, fishing etc. 20 miles to the Visitor Center of Sequoia National Forest. Near Mineral King hiking trails. 37 miles to The General Sherman.
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Pinehurst Lodge Bar and Grill

9 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres 路 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 best camping near Sequoia National Park guide



Gaze up as you walk among some of the largest trees in the world in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Sequoia National Park鈥檚 aptly named Giant Forest is where you鈥檒l find the largest of them all—the General Sherman tree—although there are plenty of other sequoia groves to explore. The park is also home to vast marble caverns, waterfalls, meadows, glacial valleys, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. In winter, snowshoeing among sequoia trees is a magical experience. Campers can choose from 14 in-park campgrounds offering options from walk-in tent sites to RV sites.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for amenities and proximity: The central Lodgepole Campground is near Lodgepole Village, Giant Forest, Kaweah River, and the Tokopah Falls trailhead.
  • Best for swimmers: Open year-round, Potwisha Campground is near the park entrance, Foothills Visitor Center, and popular Kaweah River swimming spots.
  • Best for Generals Highway access: Set just off the highway and shaded by oak trees, the tent-only Buckeye Flat Campground is near Paradise Creek Trail.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. From May to September, plan to reserve a campsite as soon as you know your dates. Reservable campgrounds can be booked up to one month in advance.聽
  2. If you don鈥檛 have a reservation, arrive first thing in the morning to grab a site at a first-come, first-served campground.
  3. Be sure to check on seasonal opening and closing dates, which vary by campground. Wildfires may cause additional closures.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time at the park and park campgrounds. A free summer shuttle takes visitors to highlights such as Moro Rock, while a paid shuttle provides transport to and from nearby towns like Three Rivers and Visalia. A winter holiday shuttle is sometimes available. In winter, the Mineral King and Cedar Grove areas are inaccessible. Visit in spring or early summer for wildflowers and waterfalls, and in early September for the Dark Sky Festival.

Know before you go

  • Vehicle size restrictions apply in certain areas. RV hookups are not available, and dump stations are only available in summer, including at nearby US Forest Service Princess Campground near Hume Lake.
  • One entrance fee covers access to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, plus Sequoia National Forest.
  • Crystal Cave tours are available from May to September, and tickets must be purchased online or at a visitor center at least two days and up to six months in advance.
  • Black bears frequent the area. Use bear-proof containers for proper food storage.
  • Marmots in the Mineral King area have been known to damage cars in late spring and midsummer.

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