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JACKASS MEADOW, CA

Photo: JACKASS MEADOW
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Jackass Meadow Campground is situated below Florence Lake on the San Joaquin River, surrounded by the craggy peaks of the John Muir Wilderness.

Jackass Meadow is shaded by a stand of Aspen and Lodgepole Pine, and the South Fork of the San Joaquin runs through the campground. This camp is located near several Native American archaeological sites.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

The John Muir Wilderness stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra. It is a land of lofty snow-capped mountains, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially carved terrain.

Recreation:

There is a .7 mile accessible hiking trail near the campground. Nature walks are held every Saturday during the summer.

Most of the recreation opportunities here can be found in and around Florence Lake. There is a boat ramp and boat rentals at the Florence Lake Store.

Facilities:

Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Bear-proof food lockers, water and accessible vault toilets are provided.

Supplies and groceries can be purchased half a mile from the campground at the Florence Lake Store.

Nearby Attractions:

A popular activity is to take a ferry from Florence Lake to the John Muir Trail, which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Florence Lake Store.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Archeological Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Camping Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake Access
Know Before You Go
  • RVs and motor homes over 25 feet are not recommended on Kaiser Road due to single-lane road with blind curves
  • Please keep all food in the bear-proof lockers provided
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.27972, -118.96361
    37°16'47"N, 118°57'49"W

    From Clovis, California: Take Hwy 168 north for 70 miles to Huntington Lake Campground office at Eastwood. Turn right and follow Kaiser Pass Road approximately 21 miles to Jackass Meadow campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    JACKASS MEADOW

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)893-2111