Camping out in the forest is a surreal experience that draws the adventurer to rest among the trees and breathe in the tranquility.
Potwisha Campground at the entry to the Sequoia Forest is a natural setting where you can pitch a tent or pull in with your RV. It’s a rugged landscape with un-kept grounds and plenty of stately oak trees for shade. Grassy patches and dirt make this primitive scene a magical ambiance for a night of counting stars or sharing a forest retreat with family and friends.
You can bring your dog, but they will have to stay on a leash as forest wildlife can enter the park looking for food. Make sure you clean up after your pooch and keep them ultra-close. You might see squirrels, deer, or black bears when you stay at this entrancing camp, with sites well spaced out for a unique “alone in the forest” experience. There are metal bear boxes on each site to store food so wildlife won’t pick up the scent.
Forty-two RV and tent sites are available with restrooms, tap water, picnic tables plus an amphitheater and fire-rings for cooking. A basic fee of $22 applies to all sites and you can stay up to 14 days from June 14th to September 14th - the peak times for this ethereal, forest setting.
Potwisha Campgrounds promotes simple living with no electricity or water hook-ups available for RVs. There is a dump station across the highway and it’s also important to note roads leading in and out of the camp may not be suitable for trailers or RVs more than 22 feet in length.
This part of the country is super-hot in the summer and generally, no snow falls in winter, so keeping your family and dog hydrated is a priority. Cool off in the nearby Kaweah River when the temperatures soar or catch a fish for the campfire supper.
Forest trails are a draw-card to hikers who might want to walk the Marble Falls trail, which is around 7.5 miles of scenic views and waterfalls. Some of the largest trees on the planet stand in the Sequoia Forest including General Sherman, a herculean Sequoia tree that is 275 feet in height and around 2000 years of age.
Approximately nine miles from the camp is the historic village of Three Rivers, where you can fuel-up or get supplies.