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part ofKaweah Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Horse Creek Campground is located on the Kaweah River in the foothills of central California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Terminus Dam on Kaweah Lake is three miles east.

Natural Features:

The campground is settled on the river in a broad, arid valley with few trees. Shade is limited.


Kaweah Lake offers boating, water skiing and sailing. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and rainbow trout.


The campground contains 76 sites without hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers and a dump station.

Weekend programs are held May through September in the campground's amphitheater.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is 10 miles from Sequoia National Park. Visitors enjoy viewing the inspiring Giant Forest Grove and mighty General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree in volume.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Portable Toilets
  • Ranger Station
  • Restroom
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Drinking
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Bank
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Slips
  • Gift Shop
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Access to the shoreline may vary from month to month
  • After hours, the entrance is closed to inbound traffic
This campground experiences seasonal flooding between mid-April and mid-July due to rising lake waters. Reservations are limited during this time. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis until they are submerged by rising waters or the road is no longer accessible. During periods of full pool, select sites are accessible via boat, and boat-in camping is allowed for a $20/night fee. Please contact the Lake Kaweah staff at (559)597-2301 for further information.

Horse Creek Campground's campsite fee includes parking for two vehicles. Any additional vehicles parked within the campground, whether staying overnight or just visiting, are required to pay an additional vehicle fee of $4.00 per day.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.39056, -118.95472
36°23'26"N, 118°57'17"W

From Visalia, CA, take HWY 198 for 20 miles east. Follow signs to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOX 44270
LEMON COVE  CA  93244-4270

Phone Number:

Information:  (559)597-2301
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