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HUME LAKE, CA

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

Overview

Hume Lake Campground is a popular facility along Hume Lake, one of Sequoia National Forest's most visited destinations. The area offers year-round recreational opportunities, including fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among towering Sequoia and Jeffrey pines on the northern end of Hume Lake, which was built to support a long-ago commercial logging operation. It once supplied water to the longest lumber flume transporting logs to the Central Valley. The elevation is 5,250 feet.

Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, is named for 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. 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:

Hume Lake is a year-round recreation destination. During warmer months, visitors can enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking and mountain biking.

During the winter, the area is popular for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which have views of Hume Lake. Foot trails lead to the lakeshore. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are flush toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

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, including about 50 trees that measure over 6 feet in diameter. Take Tenmile Road (Forest Road 13S09) to Forest Road 13S02, then 13S98 to enter the grove.

Visitors enjoy making day trips to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Picnic Area
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Wireless Internet
Know Before You Go
  • This is black bear country; special food storage regulations are in effect and must be followed
  • Only non-motorized boats allowed on Hume Lake
  • Maximum of two vehicles allowed per single site, four per double sites
  • No all-terrain or off-highway vehicle use 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
  • 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.

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 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):
    36.79472, -118.90472
    36°47'41"N, 118°54'17"W

    From Fresno, take Highway 180 east to the Park Wye. Go left and continue on Highway 180, past Grant Grove for 12.25 miles. Turn right on Hume Road and continue 3 miles to Y intersection. Take the road to the left 0.5 mile to Hume Lake Campground entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    HUME LAKE

    HUME CA 93633

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)335-2232
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