Texas Flats Campground is a horse-friendly group camp situated on the banks of McGilvery Creek. It is split into 4 sections named manzanita, red fir, white fir and cedar. 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. Texas Flat Campground is located in the Highway 41 Corridor of the Bass Lake Ranger District. This area is known for the Nelder Grove of giant sequoias. Recreation: Nearby logging and forest roads can be used as equestrian trails. The Shadow of the Giants, a popular 1-mile hike through a grove of giant sequoias, is just a short drive northwest of the campground. Facilities: Each campsite can accommodate between 20-30 people and has picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided, but campers need to bring drinking water. This campground does not have facilities or corrals for horses. Nearby Attractions: Yosemite National Park is a popular day trip. Visitors can also take a ride on the historic logging train at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (Sky Ranch Road), an 83-mile drive past some of the highlights of Sierra National Forest, runs nearby. ACTIVITIES Hiking
This place is very very cool. Its got that nice wilderness feel. At the same time, plenty plenty of space for super large groups. Plenty of apace for cars. We had about 30 people for a birthday party. The firepit is the largest ive ever seen! The place was so large we setup our own playground with an aerial silk stage. Weather at camp was extremely comfortable 68-73 degrees F. Due to mass amount of shade provided by the surrounding trees. There are many benches and shared vaulted toilets around the area. We went in late August. Such a great place to hang with alot of good friends.
Driving to the place was like driving through a maze in the forest. Road was all dirt, slightly maintained, a few rough spots, but passable via regular passenger sedans at the time. Dont know what its like when its wet though. Id imagine muddy. We drove around to a near by swimming hole that had a small natural water slide, and to bass lake, beautiful place for a lake swim. Also a popular one. My favorite was shuteye peak, little over an hour drive i think it was. The view, oh my. However you will need a very capable, lifted 4x4 vehicle to get there. Its an offroad trail rated hard. There's many hefty climbs near the end, during the climb i was driving on a granite slab, with occasional boulders protruding from the mountain side (passenger). The edge side (driver), a bit close to steep edge, but had a stunning view of the mountain ranges.