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Attention: Please bring your own water - no water in campground.
RV LENGTH: Limited turnaround space restricts RV'S longer than 26 feet.

COY FLAT, CA

part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: COY FLAT
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Coy Flat is a small, charming group campsite located within the Giant Sequoia National Monument at an elevation of 5,000 feet, near the 4,666-acre Belknap Grove.

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.

Recreation:

In addition to hiking the Monument's giant sequoia groves, visitors can explore the nearby Bear Creek Trail, which ascends to 9,000 feet through a diverse terrain. There is also excellent trout fishing available in several creeks dotted throughout the area.

Facilities:

Coy Flat offers 19 single sites and and double site, which can accommodate up to 12 people.

Nearby Attractions:

There is a convenience store a mile away in the small community of Camp Nelson. Pierpoint Springs Resort is located just 2 miles away.

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Six people per site including children
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Maximum RV length is 22 feet
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $ 7 additional vehicle fee 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

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.

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.
  • 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 Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • 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):
    36.12917, -118.61806
    36°7'45"N, 118°37'5"W

    From Highway 99 go east on 190 to Springville, California. On 190 travel 15 miles to Nelson Drive. From Nelson Drive exit on Coy Flat and drive 1.5 miles to campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    COY FLAT

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)539-5230
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