Top Equestrian Camping near Madera, CA

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Madera, CA (9)

    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

    1.

    Codorniz Campground

    7 Reviews
    11 Photos
    36 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    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

    2.

    Goat Meadow - Dispersed Camp Site

    27 Reviews
    59 Photos
    822 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 http://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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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    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

    3.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $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

    4.

    Big Sandy Campground

    5 Reviews
    8 Photos
    90 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    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
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      6.

      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.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $38 - $40 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Sierra National Forest Summit Camp Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sierra National Forest Summit Camp Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sierra National Forest Summit Camp Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Sierra National Forest Summit Camp Campground
    • 8.

      Summer Fun Campground

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      1 Photo
      9 Saves
      Auberry, California

      150 acres of minimally touched wilderness! Enjoy a private 4-5 acre pond with bass and catfish and a 20 acre meadow. Nature, wildlife and wild flowers galore. Hiking with many scenic vistas available. 9 miles from Shaver lake, 20 miles from Dinkey Creek recreation. Dirt roads only. 4x4 recommend for areas closer to pond. Only 50 min out of Fresno!

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      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
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        9.

        Douglas Ranch

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        Pinnacles National Park, California

        Stay in a cozy cabin for you and your family and friends or camp in your tent or RV. For horse owners, have your horse in a bedded barn stall, paddock or large pen. Enjoy the Dining Hall with full kitchen, full baths and hot showers. A fire pit and bbq area for gathering with your group. Guided Trail Rides and several arenas available. Come relax and play with or without horses.

        • Reservable
        • RVs
        • Tents
        • Group
        • Equestrian
        • Standard (Tent/RV)

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