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Dispersed Camping

Hanning Flat Dispersed Area

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USDA Forest Service

Sequoia National Forest

Dispersed Camping on the shore of Lake Isabella. Vault toilet available. No trash recepticals available (Pack In-Pack Out). ALL Upper Kern Dispersed Camping sites, under restrictions - No Camping or Campfires are allowed within 25 feet of the water___s edge.

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Location

Hanning Flat Dispersed Area is located in California

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

35.678111 N
118.371722 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Poor

Site Types

  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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6 Reviews

ZThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2023

Nice quiet spot, 4x4 ideal

We were looking for a place to car camp on our way up toward sequoia and stopped here. Was easy to locate even at night. Would suggest 4x4 and wouldn’t recommend heavier vehicles as it’s a sandy dried up lake bed and we had to dig ourselves out in the morning. No fire pits or bathrooms.

Month of VisitJanuary
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Zoe J., December 22, 2023
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Zoe J., December 22, 2023
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Zoe J., December 22, 2023
therealquaid D.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2022

Secluded, 15min away from convenience store and dump station.

I’ve camped here multiple times, sometimes with multiple RVs in a group, it’s very private with wide vistas.

Sometimes you can go days without a single car passing by, and there are a lot of spots to just camp since it is all completely level. There are a lot of insects, birds, and the occasional cow and deer.

To swim in the lake this area connects to Stine Cove campground - via a very soft sandy road - which is also free, has a vault toilet, but is shaded by mountains and less private.

There’s a $12 dump station with potable water at Camp 9 and one at Old Isabella Recreation Site.

T-mobile was very slow but Verizon had a good connection.

Heads up that the lake is MUCH lower than anything you see on satellite view, from Stine Cove I still had to walk 30min before getting to the shore.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Hard packed road, but always scout ahead!
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  • This is the end of Hanning Flat where the road gets soft and sandy to connect to Stine Cove
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  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by therealquaid D., November 3, 2022
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Michael D.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2022

Decent dispersed spot just south of Sequoia NP

We stayed here in June and there were plenty of open spots we just couldnt see many since it was dark. We eventually found a spot about half a mile back. Only one other person nearby. We had a few bars of service on verizon and at&t.

Overall nice secluded spot off the road with great scenery would recommend

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Michael D., August 9, 2022
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Michael D., August 9, 2022
Aliza  N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2022

Quiet, solitude and…..cows!

We stopped here on our way to Death Valley and ended up staying for several days because we love it so much! There’s another dispersed site a few miles away (Stine Cove) and we found this one to be much more pleasant. The two are actually connected by dirt roads. Our site was shaded and had a fire pit as well as trees perfectly spaced for our hammock. Temps were lovely during the day, but quite chilly at night and during the mornings/evenings.

The area is also used by lots of cows for grazing so beware of the patties and lots of mooing. They didn’t bother us, we actually quite enjoyed watching them.

Literal MILES of dispersed sites so plenty of room to spread out. There’s a bit high spot of rocks in the middle at the beginning of the road which was great to climb for sunset views!

Month of VisitFebruary
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Aliza  N., January 26, 2022
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Aliza  N., January 26, 2022
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Aliza  N., January 26, 2022
Kiley S.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2021

STOKED to Find This Spot

On my way into Sequoia NF I was so excited to see Hanning Flats dispersed camping area. My pup and I stayed for three nights and didn’t see another person or vehicle the whole time. So peaceful, quiet, sunny, green. My dog did get lots of ticks and we had a mouse find its way into the van but I still really have no complaints. Such a gorgeous spot, lovely sunsets and sunrises. We loved walking on the sandy dirt roads at golden hour. My van is only 2WD and did fine. As with all dispersed camping.. pack in pack out and we found a pre-made site to park at. No services/facilities. About 35 mins to Isabella for groceries/gas. We will be back :)

Month of VisitJuly
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Mike N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2021

Great hideaway

Great hideaway with plenty of dispersed sites. I spent two days here and only seen a handful of vehicles drive through, mostly US Forest Service trucks. Pack in, pack out. No toilets, showers, or water so bring in everything you need. 14 days of free camping every 30 days. A great find to get away from it all.

  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Mike N., March 2, 2021
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Mike N., March 2, 2021
  • Review photo of Hanning Flat Dispersed Area by Mike N., March 2, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Hanning Flat Dispersed Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Hanning Flat Dispersed Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Hanning Flat Dispersed Area?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is poor.