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ESHOM CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ESHOM CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument at 4,800 feet in elevation, this facility is nestled among ponderosa pine, cedar, Sequoia and other conifers. This Forest Service campground is part of the Hume Lake Ranger District in Sequoia National Forest. It is located approximately 80 miles northeast of Fresno, CA, near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Natural Features:

The Sequoia's landscape is as spectacular as its trees. Soaring granite monoliths, glacier-torn canyons, roaring whitewater and more await discovery at the Sierra Nevada's southern end.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains support populations of black bears, mule deer, and a variety of squirrels and other small mammals. Many bird species can also be seen.

Eshom Creek runs adjacent to the campground, and many of the sites border the water.

Recreation:

Opportunities abound in this beautiful forest setting for hiking, biking and off-road exploring outside of the wilderness area. Trails lead into the Redwood Mountain/Whitaker forest grove of Giant Sequoias.

A fenced pasture is available for campers with horses. Blackberries and gooseberries grow around the campground, inviting berry pickers.

Facilities:

Eshom Campground is a developed facility with 23 multi-family sites. The campground has two sections, east and west. Vault toilets are provided.

The west section is comprised of two loops, while the east section has a spur ending in a loop. In the west section, campsites 2 through 5 are best suited for slide-ins and tents; potable water spigots are available throughout the loops. Access to Eshom Creek can be found off the west section, where an old road is open to foot traffic only and leads to the creek.

The east section is more rustic. There is no potable water in this section. Sites have irregular and informal parking aprons, stone fire rings and no grills. The facility amenities are favorable for a family destination.

Nearby Attractions:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are located 25 miles from the campground using Hwy 245, offering more chances to explore the natural beauty of the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fenced Pastures
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • 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 as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Use of chainsaws is not allowed
  • RVs over 25' not recommended due to sharp curves and limited road signs to campground.
  • This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website: www.clm-services.com.
  • Learn more about Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • 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):
    36.6891, -118.9504
    36°41'21"N, 118°57'1"W

    To Eshom Campground from Fresno: Go East on HWY. 180 to HWY. 245, turn right, go to Badger, and turn left on Whitaker Forest Drive. Go approximately 9 miles to Eshom Campground .It will be on the right-side of the road.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    ESHOM CAMPGROUND
    Sequoia National Forest, 35860 East Kings Canyon Road
    Dunlap CA 93621

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)335-2232
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