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SOQUEL CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SOQUEL CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Soquel Campground consists of two loops on the banks of Willow Creek. The primitive sites are well-shaded by pine and fir trees and can accommodate small trailers and tents.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Soquel Campground is located in the Highway 41 Corridor of the Bass Lake Ranger District. This area is known for the Nelder Grove of giant sequoias.

Recreation:

Trails can be found off Highway 41 west of the campground, including the 3.7-mile Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail and the Miami Motorcycle Trails, a network of forest roads and trails for dirt bikes and off-road vehicles.

The Shadow of the Giants, a grove of giant sequoias, is popular 1-mile hike just a short drive north of the campground.

Facilities:

Each site has a dirt parking spur, picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available. Campers must bring their own supply.

Nearby Attractions:

Yosemite National Park is a popular day trip from the area. The historic logging train at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a little closer to the campground.

Soquel Campground is just off the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (Sky Ranch Road), an 83-mile drive past many highlights of Sierra National Forest.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Scenic Drive
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum vehicle length is 20 feet
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • This is bear country; store all food in bear-proof containers
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day 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.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here for more information about Sierra National Forest
  • 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 Sierra National Forest Headquarters, (559) 297-0706.
  • No more than two pets per site
    • 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):
    37.405, -119.56056
    37°24'18"N, 119°33'38"W

    From Fresno, take Highway 41 north through town of Oakhurst. Take the Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) east for 7 miles, turn southeast on Forest Road 6S40, and travel 1 mile to Soquel Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SOQUEL CAMPGROUND

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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