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Photo: TULE
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates


Tule Campground is located at Success Lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills just 8 miles east of Porterville, California. A variety of outdoor recreational activities abound, including boating, kayaking and fishing.

Natural Features:

Success Lake, when full, covers 82,500 acre-feet of water with a surface area of 2,450 acres. One acre-foot is equal to 325,872 gallons of water!

The campground sits on the northeastern shore of the lake, in an area dotted with sparse stands of trees. Shade is limited, but springtime wildflowers bloom on the surrounding foothills, creating a beautiful display of color.


The lake provides great opportunities for boating and swimming. Kayaking the lake's quiet, unpopulated coves is a favorite activity. Anglers fish for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and the occasional trout.


The campground is open year round and offers 103 sites, several of which have electric hookups. Flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station are provided.

Playgrounds and boat ramps are located on-site. Campfire programs are presented at the amphitheater on Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • Campground gates are closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • No off-road vehicles are allowed
  • Maximum two vehicles per site; third vehicle is not allowed
  • Maximum of three sites can be reserved for the same time period
  • Only one camping unit (motorhome, trailer, etc.) per campsite.
  • Pets allowed in the park, on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.08028, -118.90222
36°4'49"N, 118°54'8"W

From central California at Highway 99, take Highway 190 east for 8 miles past Porterville and follow signs to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOX 1072

Phone Number:

Information: (559)784-0215