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LONG MEADOW GROUP, CA

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

Overview

Long Meadow Group Campground is a remote facility within Sequoia National Forest, in the southern portion of Giant Sequoia National Monument. The area is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes.

Natural Features:

Sequoia National Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

The campground sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet, near trails that wind through giant sequoia groves, climb up mountains and meander along wild rivers.

Recreation:

Touring the Sequoia National Monument is the area's most popular activity. Hikers enjoy the Trail of a Hundred Giants as it wanders through the Long Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove. Other points of interest within the southern section include the Belknap Grove and the Freeman Grove

The northern portion of the monument is a short drive away, where visitors can view the Boole Tree, which is the largest tree on the National Forest system. Indian Basin Grove is also located in this area.

Facilities:

The group campground is configured for up to 36 people and up to 5 vehicles. No hookups are available. Vault toilets are provided. This is a remote facility with no nearby conveniences.

Nearby Attractions:

Sequoia National Monument offers numerous hiking trails through scenic sequoia groves.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise that will serve to make trips to the monument more memorable.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
Know Before You Go
  • This is a remote area with no nearby conveniences
  • No off-road vehicle use allowed in the campground


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.
  • 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 Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • 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):
    35.97917, -118.58056
    35°58'45"N, 118°34'50"W

    From Highway 99 turn east on J22. Travel on J22 through California Hot Springs to the "T" intersection, turn left on M50. Travel on M50 for 10 miles to the next left turn at M107. Travel on M107 approximately 6 miles to the entrance to Long Meadow on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    LONG MEADOW GROUP

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)539-5230