Considered a gem in the Sequoia National Park, this secluded and dog-friendly campground lies in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. While away from the main campgrounds off the beaten path, it is located just beside a creek that offers plenty of fun throughout your trip. The mild and snow-free winters and hot and dry summers make the place popular for all seasons.
There are 27 campsites in the campground that you can reserve and use only tents within them – trailers are not allowed. You will find fire rings, picnic tables, and storage lockers at every site. You will also find spacious bear boxes to hold your food items. Drinking water is available here. Low-lying trees separate the campsites, providing some privacy for the campers. Getting a spot is usually difficult, so reserve as early as possible. You will enjoy spectacular views, from the lush valley floor to the majestic granite peaks. You can also take a half-hour drive to the Ash Mountain Entrance Station to enjoy the uncountable miles of trails and natural wonders.
From your campsite, you can hear the sound of the river, where you can hike down. The bathrooms are clean, albeit without showers. On the trail between sites 19 and 22, there is a bridge over a river. Avoid the temptation to jump off this bridge as the current can be quite strong at times. There are two outdoor sinks for washing dishes, where some campers wash their dogs as well. Keep an eye out for bears, snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas.
Remember to clean up after yourself and Fido. Wildlife such as American Black bear, bobcats, mule deer, and several bird species are often spotted in the area. On the whole, the campground doubles as a nice, dog-friendly destination and a convenient starting point for places like Sequoia National Park and the Giant Forest.