Quaking Aspen 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 Quaking Aspen Campground enjoy the beauty of the area's quaking aspens.

  • 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 Quaking Aspen 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.


Quaking Aspen Campground

Quaking Aspen Campground rests in a high mountain valley in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and the Sequoia National Forest, 27 miles east of Springville. Anglers enjoy testing their skills along nearby Peppermint Creek. Hikers find many interesting trails to explore. Several groves of Giant Sequoias are close by.

Quaking Aspen Campground features 32 campsites for tents and small RVs and trailers. Trees separating most of the sites provide a nice sense of privacy. Most of the sites can be reserved.

The campground also has 5 yurts available. Each yurt can accommodate up to 4 people. No cooking or pets are permitted in the yurts.

In addition, there are 7 group sites adjacent to the main campground.

Quaking Aspen Campground Basics
Quaking Aspen Campground Location: From Springville follow Hwy. 190 east to 27 miles to the campground.
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Porterville - 41 miles
Bakersfield - 90 miles
Number of Sites: 32
Open - Closed: Mid-May through October
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 Quaking Aspen 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: #1, 27
Favorite Campsites:
Fees: Single Campsites $23 ($25 on holiday weekends)
Yurts $75 per night
Campground Map: Quaking Aspen Campground Map
Reservations: Quaking Aspen Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Quaking Aspen Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, bear boxes; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Quaking Aspen Campground: Hike through the more than 1,000 acres in the Freeman Creek Grove of Giant Sequoias. Visit the President Bush Tree there. Enjoy the wonders on the Trail of 100 Giants. Visit California Hot Springs Resort with a pool and spa. Drive north on the Great Western Divide Highway to Dome Rock and views of the Needles Rock formation. Hike or mountain bike the 2-mile Needles Lookout Trail.

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.

Quaking Aspen Campground Group Sites

Quaking Aspen Campground has 7 group campsites. Two of the sites (F and G) are designated for groups no larger than 12. Fees for those sites include 2 vehicles each. A third site, E, is a yurt that can accommodate up to 6 people.

Sites A through D are designated for tents only. Sites B and D can each hold up to 25 people and 4 vehicles. Sites A and C can each accommodate up to 50 people and 8 vehicles.

The campsites have amenities similar to other areas of the campground, including piped water and vault toilets. Extra vehicles can be parked in a common group parking lot.

Fees: Sites F and G - $42 per night
Site E (a yurt) - $75
Sites B and D - $87.50
Sites A and C - $175
Reservations: Quaking Aspen Group Campsite Reservations


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