Balch Park Campground
Balch Park Campground is part of a county park managed by Tulare County Parks, surrounded by the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest east of Visalia. The campground is about 19 miles northeast of Springville. Much of the way after Springville is via a narrow and winding road, but the beauty of the Mountain Home area makes it worth the drive.
Several of the oldest and largest Giant Sequoias in the world are protected in the nearly 5,000 acres of Mountain Home forest. Some trees tower to 240 feet tall and spread 27 feet in diameter. Balch Park itself is a favorite with families with many great places for children to explore from hollow logs to streams and fishing ponds.
Balch Park and Balch Park Campground are operated by Tulare County. The area is popular for fishing in two local ponds, hiking, rock climbing, photography, and viewing wildlife. The history of the area is preserved in a local museum. Balch Park Campground offers 71 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. All the campsites are first-come, first-served.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood should be obtained locally.