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STONY CREEK SEQUOIA, CA

part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: STONY CREEK SEQUOIA
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Stony Creek Campground sits on the northern side of Hume Lake, about 18 miles from the shore, set amidst Sequoia and jeffrey pines and at an elevation of 5,250 feet.

Natural Features:

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.

The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

Built to support a large commercial logging operation, Hume Lake supplied water to the longest lumber flume transporting logs to the Central Valley.

Recreation:

Hume Lake is a popular recreation destination where visitors can enjoy trout fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle riding.

Visitors can hike the Jennie Lake Trail. The trailhead to the 4-mile trail is across the street in the Upper Stony Creek campground.

Several creeks also run near the campground, offering additional fishing and wading opportunities.

Facilities:

Stony Creek offers nearly 50 reservable campsites, spread out along the creek. Flush toilets, drinking water and an amphitheater are available at the campground.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

Nearby Attractions:

Day trips to Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Boyden Caverns and General Grant Grove are popular among visitors.

Bearskin Grove offers the rare opportunity to photograph an entire mature sequoia in one frame. Hiking through the grove visitors will find a mix of young and old sequoias, many measuring more than 6 feet in diameter.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Boxes
  • Host
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Windsurfing
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: Black bears frequent the area; special food storage regulations are in effect and must be followed
  • No off-road vehicle use in the campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here to learn more about Sequoia National Forest
  • Camping fee does not include Park Entrance Fee

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Hume Lake Ranger District, (559) 338-2251
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.66472, -118.83167
    36°39'53"N, 118°49'54"W

    From Fresno, California, go east on Highway 180 to the Kings Canyon National Park entrance. Take a right at the Generals Highway, traveling approximately 10 miles south to Stony Creek Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    STONY CREEK SEQUOIA

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)335-2232
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