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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We stayed over here one night during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Our site (#54) was next to the water spigot for our loop, which was super convenient, however, it had zero shade cover and was very hot and dusty (again it was the first week of July).
Another issue (especially in the time of COVID) was that our site was within 10' of the other campsite. It was so close that when I was in my tent I was within 6' of the other campers' car. It was not ideal.
That being said, this was by far the quietest campground I've ever stayed in. Despite it being so full for the holiday weekend, you could hear the birds singing and the wind blowing through the trees. It was remarkable!
Additionally, there was a lovely walk down to the lake, the rangers were all super helpful, and this was a great location for us to be able to run to the nearby Hume Lake Christian Camp store for supplies or gas as needed.
This has to be one of my favorite get away locations. The campsites a very spacious. Try to bring all that you need because stores up here are a bit over priced but that is expected. The lake is great for fishing and they plant it many times throughout the year!
Wow, nothing bad to say about this site! Next to the lake and some great trails, an easy car ride to everything else. This was my first time in the Sequoia’s and we stayed for 4 days in mid-July. The weather was perfect! I can’t remember it being too buggy even being so close to water.
This is a very popular campsite, so it fills up quick, and gets crowded. But if you go in early/mid May, before the weather shapes up, you can have the feeling of having the whole lake to yourself. Just be ready for some cold nights!
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.