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Notice: The boat launch ramp at Trimmer Campground will be closed on August 1, 2013, due to low lake level. Boats can be launched at Deer Creek and Lakeview Recreation Areas year-round. Campsite registration includes boat launch fees at any launch ramp on Pine Flat Lake.


Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates


Trimmer Campground is a small facility on the shore of Pine Flat Lake in central California.

Pine Flat Lake spans 20 miles in length and boasts 67 miles of shoreline. The lake, formed in 1954 with the completion of the Pine Flat Dam on the Kings River, is a recreation oasis for the area.

Visitors can fish, boat, swim, hike and hunt from the facility, and several other activities can be accessed within a short drive.

Natural Features:

Pine Flat Lake is situated where oak and pine forests meet in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It sits in Kings Canyon at the western edge of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Wildlife spotting opportunities include bobcats and red-tailed hawks.


Boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing are some of the most popular activities at the lake, and a full-service marina is available.

The lake and surrounding watersheds have great fishing. Anglers will find wild trout above and in the lake, as well as large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and planted trout.


The campground is a small, single-looped facility with 10 individual campsites overlooking Pine Flat Lake.

Each campsite features a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. The campground has a well lit, accessible restroom with flush toilets and free hot showers.

A boat ramp and courtesy dock are adjacent to the campground, and a marina is close by.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can head upstream on Kings River to find superb whitewater rafting in spring and early summer, and scenic drives through Sierra National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park never cease to impress.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Camping Supplies
  • Fuel Available
  • Marina
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Rafting
  • River Access
Know Before You Go
  • As of January 1, 2012, the campsite fee includes parking for two vehicles. Any additional vehicles parked within the campground, whether staying over night or just visiting, are required to pay an additional vehicle fee of $4.00 per day. These fees will be collected at the park by a Park Ranger. Many campsites will not accommodate more than two vehicles.
  • Due to low lake levels, activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, jet skiing, and overall lake access may not be available at this recreation area and campground. Please contact the Park Headquarters Office at 559-787-2589 for more information and current lake conditions.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.90444, -119.29361
36°54'16"N, 119°17'37"W

From Fresno, California, travel east on Highway 180/Kings Canyon Highway to the Clovis Avenue exit. Turn right onto North Clovis Avenue, and then immediately turn left on East Belmont Avenue. After about 13 miles the road veers left and becomes East Trimmer Springs Road. Continue traveling for approximately 20 miles; the entrance to Trimmer Recreation Area is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO Box 117
Piedra CA 93649

Phone Number:

Project Office:(559)787-2589