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Places to Camp near Pine Flat Lake

Pine Flat Lake is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Pine Flat Lake. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Pine Flat Lake, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Pine Flat Lake, CA (2)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Island Park

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    Island Park

    5 Reviews
    18 Photos
    40 Saves
    Tollhouse, California

    Overview

    Island Park Recreation Area is the place to go for campers looking for lots of exciting water activities at Pine Flat Lake. The area has plenty of campsites plus two group sites and a day-use area for boaters. Pine Flat Lake spans 20 miles in length with 67 miles of shoreline. The lake, formed in 1954 with the completion of the Pine Flat Dam, is used for flood control and irrigation as well as a recreation oasis for the area. Wildlife spotting opportunities include bobcats and red-tailed hawks.

    Recreation

    Boating, jet skiing and fishing are some of the most popular activities at the lake. Anglers can find small and large-mouthed bass, spotted bass and rainbow trout. Families enjoy strolling on the Blue Oak Trail, a quarter-mile interpretive trail that's accessible from the campground.

    Facilities

    Most campsites are non-electric, but 25 sites have electric hookups, and five of those sites have water hookups. There is one site that meets accessibility standards and is available as first come, first served. Day-use visitors have access to a boat ramp and vault toilets. All campers have access to flush toilets. Group campground reservations include the use of a horseshoe pit and volleyball court.

    Natural Features

    Pine Flat Lake is situated where oak and pine meet in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's in Kings Canyon at the western edge of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. At full capacity, the lake holds a million acre-feet of water, which is fed by the Kings Canyon watershed.

    Nearby Attractions

    From the campground, head upstream on Kings River to find superb whitewater rafting in spring and early summer. Scenic drives through Sierra National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park never cease to impress visitors.

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

    $10 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Trimmer Campground

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    Trimmer Campground

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    24 Saves
    Tollhouse, California

    Overview

    Trimmer Campground is a small facility on the shore of Pine Flat Lake in central California. Pine Flat Lake spans 20 miles in length and boasts 67 miles of shoreline. The lake, formed in 1954 with the completion of the Pine Flat Dam on the Kings River, is a recreation oasis for the area. Visitors can fish, boat, swim, hike and hunt from the facility, and several other activities can be accessed within a short drive.

    Recreation

    Boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing are some of the most popular activities at the lake, and a full-service marina is available. The lake and surrounding watersheds have great fishing. Anglers will find wild trout above and in the lake, as well as large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and planted trout.

    Facilities

    The campground is a small, single-looped facility with 10 individual campsites overlooking Pine Flat Lake. Each campsite features a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. The campground has a well lit, accessible restroom with flush toilets and free hot showers. A boat ramp and courtesy dock are adjacent to the campground, and a marina is close by.

    Natural Features

    Pine Flat Lake is situated where oak and pine forests meet in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It sits in Kings Canyon at the western edge of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Wildlife spotting opportunities include bobcats and red-tailed hawks.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors can head upstream on Kings River to find superb whitewater rafting in spring and early summer, and scenic drives through Sierra National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park never cease to impress.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $20 / night


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