Coy Flat Campground

Sequoia National Forest


Giant Sequoias


Sequoia National Forest
Attractions and Activities

The Sequoia National Forest ranges from low foothills on the west to high Sierra peaks toward the east. River, streams, trails, and remote roads offer many recreation opportunities. Campers at Coy Flat Campground are near the Belknap Grove of Giant Sequoias.

  • Fish great little streams such as Salmon Creek, Trout Creek, Jackass Creek, Fish Creek, and Corral Creek.
  • Strike out on mountain biking trails around Deer Creek, Fish Creek, Jordan Lookout, Lion Ridge, and many more.
  • Rock climbers challenge their skills on the granite faces off Needles Lookout Trail.
  • Take a day hike on the Baker Point Trail, Chute Trail, Jacobson Trail, Lion Ridge Trail, or any of dozens more.
  • Saddle up and set out on horseback along popular trails such as Mule Peak Lookout, Lewis Camp, or Doe Meadow.
  • Hike the scenic Trail of 100 Giants.
  • Explore Silver City Ghost Town.
  • Visit the Kern River Fish Hatchery.

Key Coy Flat Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash and attended while in the campground.
  2. Obtain your firewood locally to avoid the spread of tree-killing pests.
  3. Quiet Horus are from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  4. Campfire permits are required.


Coy Flat Campground

Coy Flat Campground is located in a high mountain valley in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and the Sequoia National Forest, 20 miles east of Springville. Campers at Coy Flat Campground enjoy hiking through nearby Giant Sequoia forests, fishing in the Middle Fork of the Tule River, and exploring nearby Camp Nelson. The area around Coy Flat Campground is popular for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.

Coy Flat Campground contains 18 campsites which can accommodate tents and small RVs and trailers. One of the campsites is a double. Bear Creek runs near the campground before converging with the Tule River.

Coy Flat Campground Basics
Coy Flat Campground Location: From Springville follow Hwy. 190 east to 27 miles to the campground.
Elevation: 4,740 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Porterville - 33 miles
Bakersfield - 82 miles
Visalia - 60 miles
Number of Sites: 18
Open - Closed: Mid-May through mid-November
Max. People per Site: Campsites: 6
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Western Divide Ranger District Office: (559) 539-2607

Reservations for Coy Flat Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Campsites may be reserved from 3 days up to 6 months prior to arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 24 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites:
Fees: Single Campsites $23 ($25 on holiday weekends)
Campground Map: Coy Flat Campground Map
Reservations: Coy Flat Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Coy Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ stove; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Coy Flat Campground: At nearby Belknap Campground, follow the trail from the campground to the grove of Giant Sequoias. Hike or mountain bike the 3.6-mile Nelson Trail from Quaking Aspen to Camp Nelson. Drive east on Hwy. 190 and then north on the Great Western Divide Highway to Dome Rock and views of the Needles Rock formation. Visit the Trail of 100 Giants. Hike or mountain bike the 2-mile Needles Lookout Trail. Visit the Giant Sequoia Mercantile at the Springville Visitors Center.

General Camping Information for
Sequoia National Forest

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.

Campsites designated as accessible are usually reserved for those with limited physical mobility. At some campgrounds when all other sites have been taken, those without disabilities may reserve an accessible site.


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