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Attention: Due to severe drought conditions, water conservations measures are in effect at this facility. The showers are closed and the number of operating water faucets has been reduced. Please use water wisely -- no bathing or dish washing at the faucets. Potable water may not be available due to severe drought conditions.

WISHON, CA

part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WISHON
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wishon Campground straddles two forks of the Tule River in the Sequoia National Forest, sitting at an elevation of 4,000 feet. A creek runs through the site into the Tule River, which originates in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

Natural Features:

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from 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, and 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:

There are many hiking and fishing opportunities in the area, including the Rose Grave Trailhead. Visitors can wade in the river at Wishon Fork.

Facilities:

This year-round campground is configured around several loops and offers about 27 reservable campsites. Vault toilets, picnic areas and campfire rings are provided.

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.

Nearby Attractions:

There are six small remnant giant sequoia groves in the area, including Wishon, Silver Creek, Burro, Maggie Mountain, Middle Tule and Upper Tule Groves.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Six people per site including children
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • This campground is not Wishon Campground located at Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest
  • The main road gets steep and is curvy; use caution when driving
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night 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

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.
  • 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 Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • 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):
    36.1875, -118.6625
    36°11'15"N, 118°39'45"W

    From Highway 99, turn east on 190. Travel on 190 through Springville to Wishon Drive/M208. Turn left on Wishon Drive and travel about 4 miles. The entrance to Wishon Campground is on the right as the road curves to Doyle Springs.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    WISHON

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)539-5230
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