Hume Lake camping is a popular activity along Hume Lake, one of Sequoia National Forest's most visited destinations. The area offers year-round recreational opportunities, including fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Hume Lake is a year-round recreation destination. During warmer months, visitors can enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking and mountain biking.
During the winter, the area is popular for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which have views of Hume Lake. Foot trails lead to the lakeshore. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are flush toilets and drinking water.
The campground is situated among towering Sequoia and Jeffrey pines on the northern end of Hume Lake, which was built to support a long-ago commercial logging operation. It once supplied water to the longest lumber flume transporting logs to the Central Valley. The elevation is 5,250 feet.
Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes.
The forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.
Bearskin Grove offers the rare opportunity to photograph an entire mature sequoia in one frame. Hiking through the grove, visitors will find a mix of young and old sequoias, including about 50 trees that measure over 6 feet in diameter. Take Tenmile Road (Forest Road 13S09) to Forest Road 13S02, then 13S98 to enter the grove.
Visitors enjoy making day trips to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Giant Sequoia National Monument.
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Camp sites are at the furthest 3 minute walk to the water. Flushing toilets and sinks to wash hands. Plenty of water faucets located around the camp ground for non drinking water (although I was told by a campground employee the water was tested monthly by the county and was super clean and great for drinking water).
I have camped here most of my childhood it was our favorite place to go. It can be really tough to get a reservation so you need to plan ahead if you are coming in the summer. My favorite time to visit is in late May early June. It’s not to hot and the Christian camp across the lake isn’t completely packed yet. The lake has been pretty low the past 5 years. Hopefully that will change. The sandy beach across from camp is a blast we would swim across or boat across and spend all afternoon climbing the log that has been floating in that lake for 30 plus years. Bathrooms are nice and well kept. And plenty of things to drive and see through Sequoia kings canyon.
Really nice get away. Less crowded than sequoia NP. Spent the day at the lake nice fishing went in the summer and it was really warm the whole time. Sites were clean and drive in. Tables, fire pit and bear canisters on site
This is a great campground. The sites are easy to get into and park. You usually have a lot of room to yourself. There are lots of trees for shade at camp. The lake is (generally) a short walk from camp. And you can even hike down the lake for 1/2 mile to the Hume Lake Christian Camp, where they have a visitor center, kayaks for rent, and even a general store with lots of food and supply options.
This is one of my favorite car camping sites, and I'd recommend it to everyone.
the lake is beautiful and there is a Christian campground across the lake that has a rental place for paddle boarding canoeing and more. there is also a convenience store near the rental store. the walk from camp to the lake is not far and the Christian camp ground is not loud or disruptive at all. just careful there are bear sitings here.
Dogs barks, kids screaming and bears a roaming. Not my cup of tea, but it was only for 1 night. I don’t think I slept a wink while staying here. I don’t mind talking but there was barking and yelling until early in the morning. Campsites without any privacy.
Just a quick 40 minutes from our previous night at Stony Creek, the site is lower elevation and a good bit warmer which was nice. The campground itself is fairly small but spacing between sites is pretty far so liked that a lot. The area surrounding the site has been hit hard with trees being cut down so expect it to look like a lumber site. I'm sure there was a reason they were cut down. The plus to that though is it's free wood for the taking and the camp host said help yourself so campfire jackpot. It's just a 20 minute walk to the lake but we drove down with the paddle boards and took them out. The lake is gorgeous!! Almost nobody on it and relatively warm and clear. Perfect for paddle boards or kayak or canoe. Got to paddle surrounded by a snow capped peak off in the horizon. Pretty neat. The campground itself is pretty standard but if you're there for the lake it's a great one or two nighter.
Great campsites right on the water! The lake is pretty small but there is a lot of sandy beach access right near the campsites. Fishing has been pretty good every time I go here. It is only about a 30 minute drive up to the Kings Canyon National Park Visitor Center and all of the amenities offered in Grant Grove, including the General Grant Tree. Great spot overall, definitely feels like a national park.