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Beautiful river side park

I tent camped and loved it. Very quiet and beautiful scenery. A water faucet and picnic table at every campsite .

Amazing and clean

The lake will have you amazed with how clean the water is. It’s crystal clear and crisp

Deer park

Beautiful Taylorsville is always a good place to set up my tent. Many spots, some with hook ups! Lots of trees and good burgers at the local market!

Woodchuck is gone

I just drove by woodchuck campground and it is no longer open. Boulders have been placed in the entry way and trees have been dropped across the camp sites.

Beautiful camping grounds

I love this camp ground. Really nice lake always stocked with fish. Quiet at night and not rowdy during the day. Great place for family camping. They also have boat rentals.

Fantastic little spot

Definitely the best campground in the Auburn area, though only 5 walk-in spots. It’s right on the river with fishing and boating opportunities. Lots of hiking trails right from camp. The 3 mile road down is a bit treacherous (maybe don’t take your RV) but makes you feel ‘out there’. Highly recommended.

Awesome place

It was an awesome place to camp. It’s rough getting back there but it was well worth the trek back there!

Clean fun, great lake

One of our favorite Lakes

Nice campground in the forest

Pretty spot with 7 camp sites between a meadow and creek, nestled in a grove of beautiful olds growth trees. Each site has a table and fire pit with a grill over top. There's not much space between sites so noise could be an issue but I was the only one there so it was very pleasant. The small creek on one side of the campground is beautiful and audible from 3 sites which is a big plus. There are 3 equestrian sites. There is also a sign that says it will become a pay site next year (2020) which is upsetting because it's a very simple campground with few amenities. There is a pit toilet/outhouse. It's a great place to sleep if you're looking for a rustic site. I gave 4 stars because it's not the most amazing site but I'd definitely stay here again.

Great, quiet camping

Malakoff Diggins was a great place to visit. We went the weekend after labor day and the campground was 1/3 full. The campground was clean and quiet. Running water and flush toilets (no showers). We saw 6 bears in the park (none in the campground itself) so be sure to keep all food and smelly stuff in the bear lockers. Excellent hiking nearby and really cool history.

Beautiful Area - Limited Access

Very heavily wooded campground in a beautiful area. Vault toilets are available along with potable water spigots within a short walk from each site.

Large rigs will not fit in this campground. We reserved a spot that said it would fit a 30’ camper but we could not get our 29’ 5th wheel into the space because of the angle and posts along the loop. I would say that only a handful of spaces could fit a larger rig (10, 20 and 44 had better angles). There are 6”x6” posts buried along the loop that prevent tow vehicles from turning out past the asphalt.

The campground hosts were absolutely wonderful and kept the place immaculate.

First to Review
Nice spot along the creek, quiet and serene

Stayed for two nights last year and hoping to make it back this year. There is plenty of hiking. We found our way up to deadman’s lake about 1 mile south south east. A completely remote high mountain lake. It was a refreshing swim after a steep hike up.

Great RV Park

Impressed with clean sites and tall pine trees. A very clean RV park and friendly staff. Call for reservations as its popular. Some lower sites had concrete pads for the provided table. Several seasonal private modular homes among the RVer. Secured large dog area with running creek within walking distance. A number of lower RV spaces within walking pathways to creek. Most were 30 amps and upper level had some 50 amps. Lots of back ends and pull throughs. Visitors must walk to the trash designated area fenced in with recycling bins. Only one bathroom building that housed laundry room. Shower stall in women’s area .50cent for 20 minutes and 2 toilet stalls that the door hits your knees a very weird old bathroom. We enjoyed the park and plan to return again.

Logger campgound

Good place to go, the sites that we were in were spread out not to packed which was nice.

Nice find

To be honest our first impression of this place was not the greatest. The sites are fairly close together and there wasn’t a lot of tree coverage in most sites. We used 3 sites for a group (7, 9, 13) 9 and 13 are right across from each other so that worked out nice. 7 was in another loop but kind of backed up to us so it worked out ok. Trukee river runs right by the campground, however if you want to stay in the sites next to it you will have to hike your heat to your site. I believe they were sites 23 to 27. It’s not far but if you have a lot of gear it might be more trouble that it’s worth. The only real negative is that the campground is right off the highway and you get a lot road noise day/night. Overall we had a great trip and the camp host was very friendly! I would definitely recommend this place and we will probably be back.

One of my favorites getaways

This is right off HWY 49. Tent only. You park and walk to you camping which is with other camps right by. It's not too bad and if you get a group you can get your own little slice of the campground to yourself. 

Toilets are pit toilets. So make sure you keep the door shut and lid down to help with the smell sometimes during busy week/ends. They are clean once a week and there are two dumpster that are picked up weekly too. 

No camp host. So people are loud at times. But for the most part people are pretty good. 

Bear boxes have been put in, in the last 4 years or so. During the bad drought the bears were losing for food. But really having had any issues since that year. 

Also no cell service…. which I love. 

The river is cold and refreshing. People pan for gold and some walk up the road to Jackson Hole to float down. About 5 mins up, pass a few houses on your right. 

Check it out if your in the area.

First to Review
Great Place for a few days

I really liked this campground. The sites were roomy and not too close to your neighbors. The bathrooms have flush toilets and running water. They are kept very clean. Great location! The back of the campground is the trailhead to Duck Lake Pass. Only a few miles to the town of Mammoth. Only reason it did not get 5 stars is because there are no showers.

First to Review
Quiet away from the crowd

The road in is an easy drive but the campground road itself is very rocky

Nice spots with warm lake

Definitely a gorgeous view all the way around! Lake was very warm and had a epic rope swing if you can find it. The camp spots were a good size and with fire pits and bench tables BUT there isn’t a road to actually drive around the spots, you have to park and walk all your stuff down to your spot. Kinda sucked to do that, but other than that it was great!

Right on the lake

Sights are right on the lake and in the shade of the trees most of the day so it doesn’t get too hot.

Nice overnight

Stayed here on our way back from a wedding to get one last glimpse of nature. Great sunsets here

Floating camp sites

I’ve never been to a floating camp site. It’s great. The cleanest I’ve ever been camping. There is no electricity, no running water except for the toilet. You are right on the lake. Dip in to cool down or fish right off of you site. Best thing I’ve discovered yet.

Great place to stay

This is a great campground. There are many riverside campsites and there is a market with groceries, souvenirs, and showers. Shuttles take you to and from the campground to other parts of the park to hike. Pets are allowed in the campground but not on any trails. There is significant bear activity and you will have to store scented things accordingly. All sites have bear boxes and bear secure trashcans. There are several ranger led programs throughout the week. There is no shortage of hiking for any skill level. Some top choices are the Congress Trail (moderate), Round Meadow (easy), and the Pear Lakes Trail(difficult). These are only a few. This campground does not have cabins, but there are other places nearby with cabins and lodges.

Gem in the words

Surprised how well maintained and friendly staff assisting with set up. Nice dog large area without enclosed fencing. All short term campers are located in the center very cozy. Lots of families and kids and noisy. We were able to ride bike in the park and on the road that was safe with little to no traffic. Several grass areas for guest minus pets. The perimeter areas are for permanent residence with several for sale. So no chance of getting some nice sites. A number of tiny cottages to rent. The railroad tracks along side of park and loud in early hours you got use to it. Will return but off season when kids are back in school. Also no access to creek from park. Recommend very clean park

Almost perfect

Absolutely delightful campground with flush toilets and potable water. Super close access to the water. Would be a perfect spot for tent camping if there weren’t so many trailers everywhere.

4X4 Campground

The 4x4 campground is great, stayed here a couple times now. The trail in isn’t very challenging, the first rock section is a good “gatekeeper” if you will. My 4runner made it in fine, small lift and 33’s. Never touched sliders, but the wheels & skids got some new scratches. Dirtbikes make very quick work of the trail. Sites are plenty, but if you get there on a weekend get there early because sites fill up fast. Bathrooms are still closed for the summer as well, but they do provide wag bags for free. Lake is glass in the morning, and this place is overall somewhere I will always return to. Great getaway from the rv campers etc. if that’s not what you’re into. 5/5

Lake Cove

Lake cove is always a good choice. Clean bathrooms and laundry facility on site. There are tent sites, even sites with and without hookups, cabins, and a trailer to rent. They also have a volleyball court, horse shoes, and arcade available.

Fantastic campground

This is our favorite campground at Sequoia National Park! You can get spots by the river if you are lucky. We have even been lucky to get a spot there without reserving a site in advance. We have been happy with all of the sites we have reserved. We would recommend it to anyone!

Rustic. Huge. Nice

Clean and Rustic. WiFi is very very limited- drive to top of hill or lodge( very sporadic) Great Lake for swimming, fishing and small boats. Store on site. Clean swimming pool. Ideal for Tent or RV.

Nice place

Very nice campsite good staff beautiful place only down take is it’s very crowded they have there sites very close together so having dogs is a hassle at times..But overall great place to camp..