Fish Creek Campground

Sequoia National Forest


Sequoia National Forest


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 Fish Creek Campground have much to explore.

  • Head 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.
  • Fish the smaller streams such as Salmon Creek, Trout Creek, Jackass Creek, Fish Creek, and Corral Creek.
  • 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 Fish Creek Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash and attended while in the campground.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Fire permits are required for campfires, barbecues, and camp stoves.

Fish Creek Campground

Fish Creek Campground is a remote camping destination located on Sherman Pass Road in the Sequoia National Forest near Domeland Wilderness Area. The campground is 8 miles west of Kennedy Meadows (in Sequoia National Forest, not Sonora Pass) and 35 winding miles northwest of Johnsondale. Many who visit the area take advantage of nearby OHV trails.

Fish Creek Campground has 40 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campers are asked to pack out their trash. The Blackrock Ranger Station is 4½ miles to the north.

Fish Creek Campground Basics
Fish Creek Campground Location: Sherman Pass Rd., 54 miles northeast of Kernville
Elevation: 7,800 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Bakersfield - 106 miles
Los Angeles - 218 miles
Number of Sites: 40
Open - Closed: June - October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Kernville Ranger Office: (760) 376-3781

Reservations
No Reservations : first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: none designated
Fees: $17
Check-in, check-out: any time check-out Noon

Fish Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water (seasonal)
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Fish Creek Campground: Try the Beach Ridge OGV Trail or the Blackrock Station Trail Also nearby are Jackass Creek and Peak trails and Little Horse Meadow Trail. Go ATV riding on the Sherman Pass 4x4 Extension Trail and the Jeep Trail. Do some fishing in the creek.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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