Long Meadow Group

Camp Nelson, California

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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