About Holey Meadow
The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the worlds largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forests 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 near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River. This remote campground is popular with hikers and people who want to tour the giant sequoias, including the Trail of a Hundred Giants. Natural Features: This primitive campground sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet southeast of Porterville, California, within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It is a short drive to the the Trail of a Hundred Giants, through the Redwood or Long Meadow sequoia grove. Recreation: Activities in this remote area include hiking and touring giant sequoias. Trails in the monument, open to hikers, horses and bikes, wind through giant sequoia groves, up mountains, and alongside wild rivers. Plenty of hiking is offered nearby, including a wheelchair-accessible nature trail, the Trail of a Hundred Giants. Facilities: This campground accommodates tents only and has 10 individual campsites. It is primitive with no available water. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring; vault toilets are available at the campground. This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online. Nearby Attractions: The Redwood and Long Meadow Sequoia groves and the Trail of a Hundred Giants are a short drive away. ACTIVITIES Biking Hiking
USDA Forest Service
Holey Meadow is located in California
From Highway 99, turn east on J22. Travel on J22 through California HotSprings, then turn left at onto M50. After approximately 10miles turn left at M107. The entrance to Holey Meadow Campground is on theleft about a mile after the turn.
2 Reviews of Holey Meadow
This campsite has small sites that are right on top of each other. We had site #2 and we were right on top of our neighbors, and we could smell the toilets from everywhere in camp. They are pit toilets, and they stink.
Good news is, no bear sightings, especially since there are no bear bins. That's right, bring your own bear proof containers, because they're not provided here. The camp host told us there had been no sightings all year, and that we should be safe to leave our food in the car. We were only there two nights, but we didn't like that.
Overall, it's a cool and quiet campground. But the lack of space, and the stink make it not worth visiting.
First to Review
Holey Meadows is a small campground with just 10 sites. We reserved campsite 5 and there was shade all day long, which was good because temperatures during the day were over 90 degrees in the sun. There was a flat spot for our tent and plenty of room to pitch another tent. This site didn't have any neighbors behind it and it was close to the bathroom. It's a short half mile drive down a dirt road to get to the campgrounds. The camp host was friendly and helpful. He suggested a number of activities for us and came around each day/night to check in. He also kept the vault toilets so clean and aired out. Two thumbs up for that. All of our neighbors were really quiet and went to bed early. There's a number of activities in the area to keep you busy during the day - Trail of 100 Giants, the view from Dome Rock, the Noble Waterfall, and the Needles Lookout 5 mile hike. If you are in need of supplies, there's a restaurant / store 18 miles up the road in Ponderosa. We were able to pick up firewood and ice and had a beer on their deck and enjoyed the band. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and would recommend it to other campers who don't mind no showers. Please note that there is NO drinking water as the description on this site states.