Jackass Meadow Campground

Florence Lake


Florence Lake


Jackass Meadow Campground, Florence Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Jackass Meadow Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes in the Sierra National Forest as part of their hydroelectric facilities. Five of the lakes - Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake - are known for their wonderful camping and recreation. Visitors to Jackass Meadow Campground are close to stunning Florence Lake.


Jackass Meadow Campground

Jackass Meadow Campground is along the upper San Joaquin River just below Florence Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The campground is about a 3-hour drive east of Fresno, including a narrow and winding section of road over Kaiser Pass. The area is not recommended for large RVs or trailers. Campers at Jackass Meadow Campground enjoy access to great fishing in Florence Lake as well as a number of trails in the wilderness.

Jackass Meadow Campground has 40 campsites which can accommodate small RVs, tent trailers, and tents. The campground is shaded by aspen of lodgepole pine. Several double sites are available. A minimum 2-night stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Jackass Meadow Campground Basics
Jackass Meadow Campground Location: near Florence Lake, 24 miles east of Huntington Lake via Kaiser Pass Rd. and Florence Lake Rd.
Elevation: 7,200 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 90 miles
Campground Open: June through October
Number of Sites: 40
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, $7 fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended, 2 maximum
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

Reservations at Jackass Meadow Campground
Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: none designated, but serval accessible features
Fees: $26 per night ($28 during holidays)
Reservations: Jackass Meadow Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Jackass Meadow Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker, ; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Jackass Meadow Campground: Head out onto the handicapped accessible nature trail. Drive up to Florence Lake and launch your boat. Stop in the little Florence Lake Store. Take the water taxi across the lake. Enjoy the short drive to Lake Edison and to Mono Hot Springs. Follow trails into John Muir Wilderness, connecting to John Muir Trail. Visit the Muir Trail Ranch with lodging and hot springs.

Florence Lake Store, Sierra National Forest, CA

Florence Lake Store

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Opening dates for campgrounds may vary as they are often dependent on weather conditions.

Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.

Accessible Sites

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

Jackass Meadow Campground map, Sierra National Forest, CA

map of campgrounds at around Lake Thomas A. Edison and Florence Lake, including Jackass Meadow Campground, CA

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