Sitting at an elevation of 7,800 feet, this dog-friendly campground calls out to not just southern California’s hikers, mountain climbers, and bikers, but also people who just want to relax in a shaded spot. It’s also quite popular for amateur astronomers thanks to its excellent star-gazing opportunities. If you are looking to flee the city with Fido for a little while, this is among the best places to be.
The campground offers spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Frazier Mountain and Lockwood Valley. The dark, clear night sky makes it an amazing spot for stargazing, considered among the best in California. You and your doggo will love the shaded enclave of Jeffrey pines. At the very least, you can enjoy the valley views from your campsite.
You have 19 single campsites here, each one with a picnic table and fire ring. The sites can accommodate RVs and trailers less than 22 feet long. Hookups are not provided. There are two vault toilets while there is no dump station. Make sure to bring enough water for yourself and your pup as drinking water is not available. Also remember to pack some poop bags and clean up after Fido.
The campground offers national park-level recreation. From hiking to mountain biking to star-gazing, you have several options. The site is not too far from the peak and the road was paved just last year. So ride your bike to the top of Mount Pinos or enjoy the views from your site – it’s up to you.
You can also enjoy fishing, swimming, and hiking within 30 minutes of the campground. Gas, shopping and restaurants are within 15 miles. On clear days, the entire the entire San Joaquin Valley and its surrounding mountain ranges can be seen. You and your canine family member are sure to enjoy your time here!