Horse Creek

Kaweah Lake

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 of Lemon Cove, CA.

The campground contains 80 sites without hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers and a dump station. Weekend programs are held May through September in the campground's amphitheater.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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

Nearby Attractions

The Horse Creek campground is 11 miles from Sequoia National Park's southern entrance station. Visitors enjoy viewing the inspiring Giant Forest Grove and mighty General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree in volume. It is one hour more past the entrance station to reach 5,000' and the mightly Sequoias. 

 Note: Vehicles over 22' will not be allowed up Highway 198 through Sequoia National Park. It is a 1930s, two lane, switch back, road on the side of a mountain. 

 Larger vehicles need to use the northern route on Hwy 180 thorugh Sequoia National Forest to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. In this area you can view America's Christmas Tree, The General Grant Tree and access the other areas. The Visitor Center is shared with the Forest Service and National Park Service. 


Kaweah Lake offers boating, water skiing and sailing. Horse and walking trails are available during low water. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and rainbow trout.

Contact Information


BOX 44270 LEMON COVE CA 93244-4270


37843 Sierra Drive Three Rivers CA 93271

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 559-597-2301

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Visalia, CA, take HWY 198 for 20 miles east. Follow signs to Horse Creek Campground.

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