This forested little hideaway is nestled in the Sierra National Forest on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada. At an elevation of 5,300 feet, this dog-friendly campground offers scenic beauty, a wilderness feel, and exciting recreational activities.
The area is known for its breathtaking scenery and rich natural resources. From the rolling, oak-covered foothills to heavily forested elevation slopes, the terrain is full of spectacular features. Then you have the lovely alpine landscape of the High Sierra. Fir and pine trees provide ample shade so you and Fido can enjoy without getting too much sun. The area is also famous for the Nelder Grove of giant sequoias.
There are 9 campsites, each one with a campfire ring, grill, picnic table and dirt parking spur. Drinking water is not provided so bring enough for yourself and Fido. The campground has two loops on the Willow Creek banks. Small trailers and tents can be housed in the primitive sites. Vault toilets are available; be sure to pack poop bags to clean up after your doggo. From mosquito bites to bears, be prepared for the wilderness factors. Store your food in bear-proof boxes and use insect repellent.
You can find trails to the west of the campground. Among the trails are the Miami Motorcycle Trails, which is a network of trails and forest roads for off-road vehicles and dirt bikes. For hiking, the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail is a good option. So is the 1-mile hike Shadow of the Giants, a grove of giant sequoias. A day trip to Yosemite National Park is quite popular. At the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad near the campground, you can also see the historic logging train. The 80-mile drive up to Soquel Campground takes you through numerous highlights of Sierra National Forest. All in all, you and Fido are in for an interesting camping experience here.