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Places to Camp near Sequoia National Forest

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Looking for the best campgrounds near Sequoia National Forest, CA? Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Sequoia National Forest is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Find the best campgrounds near Sequoia National Forest, CA. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Sequoia National Forest, CA (171)

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    Rivernook Campground

    25 Reviews
    54 Photos
    541 Saves
    Kernville, California

    Rivernook Campground is the biggest privately owned campground along a beautiful stretch of the Kern River, with creeks running through the park. We offer Full Hook Up RV sites, Partial RV sites and dry tent camping sites. We have full service newly remodeled restrooms for our guests at no charge, on site dump station, cable, WIFI and we have a little store that might have something you need!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $75 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Alabama Hills Recreation Area

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    Alabama Hills Recreation Area

    81 Reviews
    444 Photos
    1651 Saves
    Lone Pine, California

    The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the geologically complex Inyo Mountains. Both geologic features were shaped by the same uplifting occurring 100 million years ago.

    Alabama Hills camping offers touring film sites, photography, rock climbing, exploring natural arches, and viewing the swaths of wildflowers that bloom every spring. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular activities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground

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    Limestone Campground

    10 Reviews
    49 Photos
    358 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Overview

    Limestone Campground sits in an area dotted with oak and gray pine along the Upper Kern River, a designated Wild and Scenic River, at an elevation of 3,500 feet.

    Recreation

    Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Upper Kern River are popular activities. To learn more about the Upper Kern River, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters, visit the Sequoia National Forest___s overview of the area.

    Facilities

    The campground, located 16 miles north of Kernville, has 19 paved sites. Picnic areas, vault toilets are provided. This facility is operated by Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, a division of ExplorUS and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts.

    Natural Features

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes. The forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls. At various points along the river, gray pines, scrub oaks, grass and dry climate shrubs cling to steep canyon walls, while cottonwoods and willows line the water's edge.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground provides a good base for day trips to the Sequoia National Park Trail of 100 Giants. The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (760) 376-1269.

    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $34 - $36 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James

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    KRS RV Resort@Camp James

    14 Reviews
    60 Photos
    218 Saves
    Kernville, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $39 - $340 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground

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    Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground

    8 Reviews
    29 Photos
    26 Saves
    Camp Nelson, California

    Overview

    Quaking Aspen Campground is situated in the Giant Sequoia National Monument near numerous distinctive sequoia groves, including McIntyre Grove and Freeman Creek Grove, at an elevation of 7,000 feet.

    Recreation

    Visitors can explore nearby sequoia groves. Bear Creek Grove has a trail that winds through the Belknap Complex along Bear Creek and the Tule River. The Freeman Creek Grove is also a popular destination. At 1,425 acres, this immense unlogged grove features several large sequoias, including the President George Bush Tree. There is fishing in area streams and the Tule River. For hiking, the Summit Trailhead is 10 miles north of the campground.

    Facilities

    This popular campground includes three small group sites that accommodate up to 12 people per campsite, 30 standard sites, two cabin sites and four tent-only sites. Some sites overlook a meadow. An amphitheater, vault toilets and picnic areas are provided. Please note, there is limited turnaround space in this campground, restricting RVs longer than 26 feet in length.This facility is operated by Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, a division of ExplorUS and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

    Natural Features

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes. The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Trail of 100 Giants is 10 miles away. Possible day trips include Dome Rock and the Needles rock formation and lookout.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (661) 455-6010.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $58 - $116 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Lodgepole Campground — Sequoia National Park

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    Lodgepole Campground — Sequoia National Park

    42 Reviews
    106 Photos
    467 Saves
    Hartland, California

    Overview

    Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the scenic and lengthy Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, at an elevation of 6,700 ft. The inspiring Giant Forest Grove and the mighty General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree in volume - are just two miles from the campground.

    Recreation

    Forty miles of trails, including the paved Big Trees Trail, invite visitors to immerse themselves in the majesty of the ancient grove. Several additional popular hiking and wilderness trailheads are close by, including the trail to Moro Rock, a granite dome with spectacular views of the Great Western Divide and western half of the park. Tokopah Falls Trail is an easy walk along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, leading to an impressive 1200 ft. waterfall. Fly-fishing is also a popular activity on the Marble Fork.

    Facilities

    Lodgepole Campground is very popular with tent and RV campers alike. It has paved roads, flush toilets, and drinking water. Picnic tables, fire rings, and bear food storage boxes are provided at each site. Lodgepole Village is a quick, 1/4-mile away, offering, a Visitor Center, market and gift shop. Coin-operated showers and laundry facilities are not available for 2023 season.

    Natural Features

    Lodgepole pine, Red fir, and shrubs forest the campground, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dot the landscape. The Marble Fork of the Kaweah River is fed by snowmelt and flows seasonally through the site. This region is characterized by warm days and cool nights in the summer and deep snow and cold days in the winter.

    Nearby Attractions

    The General Sherman Tree, General Grant Tree, Moro Rock and Tunnel Log are nearby, as is the informative Giant Forest Museum and the Lodgepole Visitor Center.____ Colorful Crescent Meadow offers views of vivid summer wildflowers and access to Tharp's Log, a cabin in a fallen sequoia.__ Crystal Cave is Closed for the 2023 season. Tours into Crystal Cave, one of hundreds of marble caves in the park, give visitors an interesting view of rock formations, fossils, rare minerals, and unique wildlife. Tickets are required, but are not sold at the cave entrance. Reserve in advance on www.recreation.gov. Tickets may also be purchased same day, if available, at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Crystal Cave is about a 45 minute drive (13 miles/21 km) from the campground.__ Vehicles longer than 22 feet long are prohibited on the narrow, winding Crystal Cave Road.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (559) 565-4404.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Additional fees will apply for late cancellations. All cancellations made between midnight on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival are considered late cancellations and will incur a $10.00 cancellation fee and will also forfeit the first night___s use fee. Cancellations for a single night___s reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply. If your campsite remains vacant for 24 hours after your arrival date it will be cancelled and made available on rec.gov.___You will be charged for the first night's campsite fee and a $10 cancellation fee, all other fees after that will be refunded. Recreation.gov policies apply to all reservations, cancellations, refunds and date changes. Call (559) 565-4404 if you will be arriving 24 hours after your arrival date so your site won't be cancelled.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $22 - $32 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site

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    Brush Creek Recreation Site

    7 Reviews
    15 Photos
    220 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Brush Creek is a dispersed camping or day use site open year round. There are vault toilets available and seasonal trash bins. This is where the Brush Creek meets the Upper Kern River and is a good spot for fishing. Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at your local Ranger Station or online at preventwildfireca.org

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Firewood Available
    • Toilets
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Quaking Aspen Campground
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground

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    Holey Meadow Campground

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    69 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Overview

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's 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.

    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 Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, a division of ExplorUS and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

    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.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (661) 455-6010.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Redwood and Long Meadow Sequoia groves and the Trail of a Hundred Giants are a short drive away.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $32 - $34 / night


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