Top Adventures in Madera County

  • Camp at Greys Mountain Campground

    From Greys Mountain Campground, Sierra National Forest is your oyster! Enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and more. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. The campgro...

    5293 ft gain

  • Camp at Nelder Grove Campground in Sierra National Forest

    Sites are located along Willow Creek with plenty of shape. Right out of the campground you can hike nearby Bull Buck Trail and discover the giant sequoia trees. This is a first-come first-serve campground so arrive early.Directions: Take Hwy 41 no...

    0 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Shadow of the Giants Trail

    The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation trail is an amazing 1.1 mile self-guided hike through the heart of Nelder Grove. Take Hwy 41 north from Fresno; continue thru Oakhurst to Sky Ranch Road (6S10 or Forest Road 10) travel approx. 5 miles t...

    1.1 miles 85 ft gain

  • Enjoy Scenic Fresno Dome Campground

    A great day hike from this campground is to the top of nearby Fresno Dome. Fresno Dome is a great location to picnic, watch the sunset, star gaze, or simply to relax and breathe some fresh air. The trailhead is conveniently in the campground.  Fre...

    6433 ft gain

  • Climb and Camp at Shuteye Ridge

    The Journey to your final destination can get a little tricky once you get on the dirt roads. From the Bay Area it will take you about 3 hours to get into Oakhurst, then another hour to get to the Wilderness Area simply because of the windy and no...

  • Discover Big Sandy Campground

    This campground is a great location to stay if you wish to do a day trip into Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park. The campground operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each camp site comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring...

    5855 ft gain

  • Explore Willow Placer Campground

    Willow Placer Campground is conveniently near to Yosemite's Wawona entrance, Mono Hot Springs, and a wide trail system in Sierra National Forest. The campground is open year round, and operates on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground is...

    1067 ft gain

  • Hike through Mariposa Grove to Wawona Point

    There is easy parking in the Mariposa Grove parking lot. There are a variety of trails through the grove; you can follow the NPS guide maps to see each of the iconic trees. These include tunnel trees you can walk through as well as overturned tree...

    6 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Backpack to Lower Merced Pass Lake

    LMPL (let's be honest, the full name is a mouthful) is situated just below the crest of Merced Pass, and can be accessed by hiking south from Yosemite Valley, or north from Chiquito Pass. This is a stunning and much less crowded spot to camp, or a...

    23 miles 880 ft gain

  • Hike to the Wawona Swinging Bridge

    The hike to the Wawona Swinging Bridge is a 0.7 mile dirt path. Start at the trailhead located next to the parking lot. The hike is surrounded by many trees which offers a lot of shade. For the first couple of minutes the trail is fairly straight....

    1.4 miles

  • Backpack to Crescent Lake

    Crescent Lake is another beautiful spot a long the Beuna Vista loop. Starting at the Chilnualna Trailhead in Wawona, you start your journey climbing about 4.6 miles and 2,300 feet to the top of Chilnualna Falls (always a good place to rest). Beyon...

    20 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Backpack to Buena Vista Lake, Yosemite

    Hiking and camping at Buena Vista Lake is a beautiful way to see the south side of Yosemite… the name says it all. With beautiful 360 degree views from Buena Vista Peak you get to look at the backside of Half Dome, up to Clouds Rest and all the do...

    28 miles 4500 ft gain

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    • Bass Lake, California

      Chilkoot

      Overview Chilkoot is named for the creek that runs by the campground. The facility is shaded by a grove of Ponderosa pine, fir and cedar, and offers ample space for tent or RV camping. This camp...

    • 6S40

      Soquel Campground

      Overview Soquel Campground consists of two loops on the banks of Willow Creek. The primitive sites are well-shaded by pine and fir trees and can accommodate small trailers and tents.Recreation Trai...

    • Oakhurst, California

      Texas Flats

      Overview Texas Flats Campground is a horse-friendly group camp situated on the banks of McGilvery Creek. It is split into 4 sections named manzanita, red fir, white fir and cedar. Recreation Nearby...

    • 6S10

      Kelty Meadow

      Overview Kelty Meadow Campground is located in a mountainous area near Bass Lake. This horse-friendly camp is shaded by pine and cedar trees alongside Kelty Creek, with campsites wide and open enou...

    • Bass Lake, California

      Recreation Point

      Overview Recreation Point is nestled in a partially shaded cove overlooking the northern end of Bass Lake. It offers tent-only, overnight sites and picnic area for groups. The maximum group sizes r...

    • Oakhurst, California

      Crane Valley

      Overview Crane Valley will be closed the entire 2019 - 2022 camping season due to a massive hazard tree removal Crane Valley Group Campground is located adjacent to Bass Lake and can accommodate up...

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