Coy Flat

Camp Nelson, California

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Overview

Coy Flat is a small, charming group campsite located within the Giant Sequoia National Monument at an elevation of 5,000 feet, near the 4,666-acre Belknap Grove.

Recreation

In addition to hiking the Monument's giant sequoia groves, visitors can explore the nearby Bear Creek Trail, which ascends to 9,000 feet through a diverse terrain. There is also excellent trout fishing available in several creeks dotted throughout the area.

Facilities

Coy Flat offers 19 single sites and and double site, which can accommodate up to 12 people.

Natural Features

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.

The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and 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.

Nearby Attractions

There is a convenience store a mile away in the small community of Camp Nelson. Pierpoint Springs Resort is located just 2 miles away.

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