Intro: Name is Nick, trail name Lumberjack Nick. I enjoy getting out and exploring California's lesser known natural and wild places, even in SoCal! Where ever I can put up my tent and build a fire, I'll go to experience. Enjoy the trail!
Definitely a drive to the campground! The dirt road can be rough at times, definitely will need a vehicle with some clearance to get there. Pit toilets, fire ring, and picnic tables available. NO WATER.
The raccoons in this campground are bold! They ate all of our food. Also be aware of the ticks out here in Big Sur. They are in every campground near the beach. Also has amazing views at sunset, toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.
A long drive off of the main highway but well worth the solitude and scenery. No cell service and last I checked the water sources were out. Pit toilets, fire ring, bear boxes, and picnic tables available.
Stay on the cliff side if you can away from the highway noise, and be sure to bring cover as there is no shade. Campground books out well in advance, don't bother driving up. Campground is huge, has a camp store in the busy season, fire rings, running water, toilets, coin showers, and beautiful views.
Once you park in the campground parking you will have to walk a ways to the campsite, there are wheel barrows to aid in this, and hay to lay on the ground for your tent and the wet foggy grass. RACCOONS WILL DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT HERE. They even ripped into my tent while I was asleep inside. The area is amazing, had deer walk through camp, all in view of the Golden Gate and city, but the raccoons are a major buzz kill. They have no boundary. Also the fog horn from the bridge will keep you up if there is fog. Bring ear plugs. Site has pit toilets, picnic tables, bear box, and fire ring.
All you could ever want for a Sierra experience. The lake is close, the rivers are always flowing, and the air just cleans your soul. Campground has running water, toilets, bear boxes, picnic tables and fire rings.
My favorite campsite as i've been going since a child, half of the campground is gravel and exposed, the other half is shaded and pavement, also has the camp host (had both great and terrible experiences with them). Books out early, and the weather in the Sierra changes rapidly. Been here for 90 degree Septembers and snowy July's. Also wildlife is very active here, and there is no cell signal. Campground has running spring water on tap (Best ever), river, fire pit, picnic tables, bear boxes, and pit toilets.
This is a large campground, but some of the spots are fairly cramped. I always reserve the group site at the end. Lots of large rocks, and like all of JT there is no water. Site has toilets, fire rings, and desert sunshine.
This campground is great to camp in if you want to be in the middle of JTNP and see all the sites. Like all the campgrounds here, there is no water or cell reception. The sites are also quite small and can be close together, don't recommend more than 1 car per site. Sites have toilets, fire ring, and a picnic table.
Probably my second favorite Sierra campground, this used to be massive sequoia forest that was logged in the late 1800's, which is now rebounded with young 100ft sequoia "saplings" and the stumps of their ancient parents. No cell reception, but close to Grant grove and hume lake, as well as great shade coverage, picnic tables, fire rings, water, pit toilets, bear boxes, and some trails near by. Great place for Kings Canyon NP.