Redwood Meadow 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 Redwood Meadow Campground are close to some of the grandest Giant Sequoias in the Sierra.

  • 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 Redwood Meadow 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.

Redwood Meadow Campground

Redwood Meadow Campground is deep in the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument, about 60 miles southeast of Porterville. Visitors to the campground are next to the Trail of 100 Giants, a wheelchair accessible, 1½-mile path through a magnificent grove of Giant Sequoias. Fishing is good in nearby Parker Creek.

Redwood Meadow Campground has 12 campsites. Half of the sites are yurts, 5 of the campsites can accommodate small RVs or trailers and tents. One site is limited to tents only. A beautiful meadow with wildflowers is next to the campground.

All of the yurts are designated as wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted in the yurts and cooking must be done outside. Yurts are equipped with bunk beds (1 bed is a double) and one queen bed. Visitors must provide their own bedding, lights, and other camping gear. Windows are screened and the door has a lock.

Redwood Meadow Campground Basics
Redwood Meadow Campground Location: From Hwy. 99 go east on J22 through California Hot Springs to M50. Travel north on M50 10 miles to M107 and then 4 more miles to the campground.
Elevation: 6,125 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Porterville - 60 miles
Bakersfield - 81 miles
Number of Sites: 12
Open - Closed: Usually open mid-May through October
Max. People per Site: Campsites: 6
Yurts: 5
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
No pets are allowed in the yurts.
Western Divide Ranger District Office: (559) 539-2607

Reservations for Redwood Meadow Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Campsites may be reserved from 3 days up to 6 months prior to arrival date.
Yurts may be reserved from 4 days up to 6 months before arrival.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: All yurts
Favorite Campsites: #1-7 (closest to the meadow)
Fees: Campsites $25 ($27 on holiday weekends)
Yurts $75
Reservations: Redwood Meadow Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Redwood Meadow Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water may not be available
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Redwood Meadow Campground: Trail of 100 Giants across the road from the campground. Drive 1 hour south to Lake Isabella for boating and fishing. 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.

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