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TEXAS FLATS, CA

part ofSIERRA NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: TEXAS FLATS
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Texas Flats Campground is a horse-friendly group camp situated on the banks of McGilvery Creek. It is split into 4 sections named manzanita, red fir, white fir and cedar.

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.

Texas Flat 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:

Nearby logging and forest roads can be used as equestrian trails. The Shadow of the Giants, a popular 1-mile hike through a grove of giant sequoias, is just a short drive northwest of the campground.

Facilities:

Each campsite can accommodate between 20-30 people and has picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided, but campers need to bring drinking water. This campground does not have facilities or corrals for horses.

Nearby Attractions:

Yosemite National Park is a popular day trip. Visitors can also take a ride on the historic logging train at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (Sky Ranch Road), an 83-mile drive past some of the highlights of Sierra National Forest, runs nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Corrals
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Group Camping
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Hiking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum vehicle length is 20 feet
  • Bring drinking water
  • This is bear country; store all food in bear-proof containers
  • 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):
    37.39278, -119.58167
    37°23'34"N, 119°34'54"W

    Take Highway 41 north through Oakhurst past Rd. 222 (aka Bass Lake turn off), to Road 632 (aka Sky Ranch Road).
    Turn right, travel 7 miles, and turn right on FS6S40 towards Soquel Campground.
    Travel for 1 mile, turn left on 6S08, cross the bridge and continue left through Greys Mt. Campground.
    Travel for 1 mile, turn left on 6S38, and continue for 2 miles to Texas Flat Campground. (Distances approximate).

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    TEXAS FLATS

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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