Wishon 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 Wishon Campground can fish in branches of the Tule River and hike along a variety of forest trails.

  • 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 Wishon Campground Regulations

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


Wishon Campground

Wishon Campground is 12 miles east of Springville in the Sequoia National Forest. The campground is open year-round as long as weather permits. Visitors to the area enjoy fishing in the nearby Tule River and hiking. A nature trail loop is adjacent to the campground.

Wishon Campground offers 31 single campsites and 4 doubles. Campsites are arranged around one large loop and several smaller ones. All the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Five bear boxes are positioned around the campground for communal use. A creek runs through the campground. No water is available in the winter.

A 2-bedroom cabin at Wishon Campground is also available to rent. The cabin is fully furnished with a kitchen. Guests provide their own linens, blankets, towels, and pillows. The cabin sleeps 6 and rents for $160 per night. Wishon Cabin Reservations.

Wishon Campground Basics
Wishon Campground Location: From Springville follow Hwy. 190 east to Wishon Drive. Follow Wishon Drive 3.8 miles and watch for campground turnoff on the right.
Elevation: 3,900 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Porterville - 28 miles
Bakersfield - 77 miles
Number of Sites: 35
Open - Closed: Open year-round
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 Wishon 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
Favorite Campsites:
Fees: Single Campsites $23 ($25 on holiday weekends)
Campground Map: Wishon Campground Map
Reservations: Wishon Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Wishon Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water (except no water in winter)
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Wishon Campground: Explore hiking trails up the Tule River. Stroll along 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.


Sequoia National Forest campground map, CA

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