Horse Creek Campground is located on the Kaweah River in the foothills of central Californias Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Terminus Dam on Kaweah Lake is three miles east.
The campground is settled on the river in a broad, arid valley with few trees. Shade is limited.
Kaweah Lake offers boating, water skiing and sailing. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and rainbow trout.
The campground contains 76 sites without hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers and a dump station.
Weekend programs are held May through September in the campgrounds amphitheater.
The campground is 10 miles from Sequoia National Park. Visitors enjoy viewing the inspiring Giant Forest Grove and mighty General Sherman Tree - the worlds largest tree in volume.
Visitor Center: Ranger Station
Day Use Area: Amphitheater
A good campground from late fall to mid spring. In the summer this campground gets flooded from the rising lake waters of lake kaweah, which is fine because it is blazing hot in the summer.
Pros: Nicely designed tent sites, plus flush toilets and (free!) showers. Absolutely gorgeous views of Kaweah Lake in the foothills of Sequoia NP. Convenient location also, as it is on the road into Sequoia; it takes about an hour to get from the campground to the park entrance. I think this campground is also a nice alternative to staying in Sequoia; it didn't seem bears were at all a concern here, while they are in the park. It was a nice alternative to tent camping alone in an area bears frequent.
Cons: Outdated facilities - the toilet/shower house was in rough shape and not really clean. There was also a steep hill to walk up to the bathhouse that had been partially washed out, so somewhat of a hazard. Additionally, one of my nights there I got no sleep whatsoever because there was a group of young guys partying all night. And it was the works - loud music, yelling, swearing, vulgar language, and because the campground is pretty open and in a valley, it echoed throughout the entire campground. Definitely one of the downsides of 'unstaffed' campgrounds that only have a host on site; these guys were breaking every apparent campground regulation and were allowed to do so. I would say one other weird thing about this campground is that they have signs that say they close the gates after 9 pm, and their exit has tire spike strips! One night I went into the nearest town for dinner, but I was stressed about getting back by 9 pm. It's probably the first campground I've ever encountered that, and it's really weird.
I'm torn on whether I'd stay here again.. maybe, if there weren't any other campgrounds in the area.