Top Equestrian Camping near Friant, CA

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Friant, CA (16)

    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site

    1.

    Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site

    25 Reviews
    51 Photos
    811 Saves
    Fish Camp, California

    Dispersed Camping is allowed in the National Forest except in the area surrounding Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Bass Lake, Redinger Lake, and the Merced River Canyon. Campfire permits are required at all times whenever you plan to have a fire on public land outside of a developed campground. When building a fire please remember to only pick up down and dead wood that is no larger than wrist size and to never leave a campfire unattended.

    You can obtain a campfire permit at any Forest office or online at www.prevetnwildfireca.org. Be sure to check and see if campfire restrictions are in effect, when campfire restrictions are in place you will not be able to make a fire in dispersed camping areas (Developed Designated Campgrounds Only) but, you will be able to operate gas stoves, and lanterns with your permit.

    When camping in the Forest proper food storage is also required either using a bear box, or by the proper use of the counter balance method. While camping anywhere in the forest also keep in mind that there are other people in the forest and we advise you to respect them and their space.

    You may stay at one campsite for a limit of 14 days and you may stay on each district for a limit of 21 days before we will ask you to vacate. Please follow ENVUM maps for all designated roads and vehicle limitations.

    We ask you to always remember to pack out what you pack in. Human waste needs to be buried 6 to 8 inches deep. For any other questions about visiting and camping in the forest and in the wilderness please visit LeaveNoTrace.org.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground

    2.

    Codorniz Campground

    7 Reviews
    11 Photos
    35 Saves
    Raymond, California

    Overview

    Codorniz Campground on Eastman Lake is a perfect launchpad for activities like canoeing, birding and hiking. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the area attracts abundant wildlife like bobcats, golden eagles, mountain lions, hawks and wood ducks.

    Recreation

    Eastman Lake is the first designated Trophy Bass Fishery, by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Both young and old anglers will find fishing on Eastman lake a satisfying challenge. At the campground, visitors can try their hand at disc golf or challenge a group of friends to a game of volleyball. Horseshoe pits are also available for a little friendly competition.

    Facilities

    Eastman Lake is the first designated Trophy Bass Fishery, by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Both young and old anglers will find fishing on Eastman lake a satisfying challenge. At the campground, visitors can try their hand at disc golf or challenge a group of friends to a game of volleyball. Horseshoe pits are also available for a little friendly competition.

    Natural Features

    The rolling hills around Eastman Lake are surrounded by tall grasses and scattered oak trees, giving way to stunning mountain views. The lake features 1,780 surface acres, fed by the cool waters of the Chowchilla River.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sierra National Forest is a short drive to the east of the campground.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
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    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park

    3.

    Sequoia RV Park

    12 Reviews
    42 Photos
    73 Saves
    Dunlap, California

    The last RV park before the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park North entrances! We are open year round, 30 & 50 amp full hookups, extremely large lots (double of normal parks), 40+ RV sites, accommodate up to 80’ RV, level pull-thru sites, WiFi, good cellphone reception, shower, laundry, trails around seasonal pond, club house with microwave and sink, postal box on site, 30 seconds driving to gas station/minimart/coffee shop, 5 minutes to steak house/bar/brewery/pizza restaurants. We also have late check out time of 6pm if the park is not full (normal time is 11am. We provide services for daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly stay. Tent sites are available in both walk-in or drive-in with electricity options.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater

    4.

    Sweetwater

    10 Reviews
    39 Photos
    88 Saves
    Wishon, California

    Overview

    Sweetwater Campground remains closed due to the 2020 Creek Wildfire Sweetwater Campground is laid out in a single loop along Chiquito Creek, shaded by pine, oak and cedar trees. Most sites overlook the creek or a brook that also runs by the campground.

    Recreation

    The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.

    Facilities

    The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.

    Natural Features

    The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra. Sweetwater Campground is located close to Mammoth Pool Reservoir near the Ansel Adams Wilderness. This area is known for its jagged peaks, including 13,157-foot Mt. Ritter, and numerous lakes and streams.

    Nearby Attractions

    A popular pastime in the area is taking a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

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    $38 - $40 / night

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      5.

      Fish Creek (CA)

      4 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Big Creek, California

      Overview

      Fish Creek Campground remains closed due to the 2020 Creek Wildfire. Fish Creek Campground is a small, primitive camp offering standard and tent-only sites. The campground is surrounded by mountains and tucked into a shady spot beneath oaks and pines. Sites are located along Fish Creek.

      Recreation

      Hikers can access the nearby French Trail, a 12.7 mile foot trail that extends from Squaw Dome Trailhead to Logan Meadow Trailhead. Other activities include hunting in designated areas and fishing.

      Facilities

      Hikers can access the nearby French Trail, a 12.7 mile foot trail that extends from Squaw Dome Trailhead to Logan Meadow Trailhead. Other activities include hunting in designated areas and fishing.

      Natural Features

      Fish Creek Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District. At an elevation of 3,400 feet, Bass Lake is a very popular area known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here. The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

      Nearby Attractions

      Nearby Mammoth Pool Reservoir offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. Campers can use a pay phone, as well as get gas and supplies at Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort. A popular pastime in the area is to take a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

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      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $38 - $40 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Sandy Campground

      6.

      Big Sandy Campground

      5 Reviews
      8 Photos
      89 Saves
      Fish Camp, California

      Big Sandy Campground is a large sandy flat adjacent to Big Creek. Road access is paved and dirt. Total number of sites is 18. Sites have grills, fire rings and tables. Some sites have shade. Drinking water is not provided.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Little Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Little Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Little Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Little Sandy Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
      Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs

      8.

      Mono Hot Springs

      10 Reviews
      76 Photos
      293 Saves
      Mono Hot Springs, California

      Overview

      Mono Hot Springs Campground sits above Kaiser Pass in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for its hot mineral baths. The camp is divided into two sections that are separated by Mono Hot Springs Resort, and some sites are shaded by aspen and lodgepole pine. The campground sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet with many cliffs in the area. It makes a great base for exploring the nearby Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas or for simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

      Recreation

      The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer. Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing. Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

      Facilities

      The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer. Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing. Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

      Natural Features

      The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

      Nearby Attractions

      Edison Lake is a popular recreation area nearby offering boating, fishing and horseback riding. From this area, hikers and horseback riders can access the John Muir Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada.

      contact_info

      For facility specific information, please call (559) 893-2308.

      Charges & Cancellations

      Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $35 - $37 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground

      9.

      Sample Meadow Campground

      3 Reviews
      6 Photos
      38 Saves
      Lakeshore, California

      Located near the Kaiser and Ansel Adams Wilderness', Sample Meadow Campground offers 16 campsites located along Kaiser Creek. Vault toilets are provided and each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bear box. There is trailhead parking outside of campground approximately .5 mile for hikes into the wilderness. Large RV's and motorhomes not recommended. Horse camping is permitted. Water and garbage service not provided.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Island Lake Backcountry
      Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Island Lake Backcountry
      Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Island Lake Backcountry
      Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Island Lake Backcountry
      Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Island Lake Backcountry
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