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The Best Camping in Porterville

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Top camping spots in and near Porterville

  • Springville, California

    Balch Park Trail

    20.63 mi / 5912 ft gain
    Balch Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Springville, California.
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  • Springville, California

    Shake Camp Campground to Maggie Lakes

    22.8 mi / 5538 ft gain
    Shake Camp Campground to Maggie Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Springville, California.
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  • Springville, California

    Ladybug Camp Trail

    7.54 mi / 1827 ft gain
    Ladybug Camp Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Three Rivers, California.
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  • Springville, California

    Cahoon Rock from South Fork Campground

    28.22 mi / 6880 ft gain
    Cahoon Rock from South Fork Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Three Rivers, California.
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  • Porterville, California

    Camp at Redwood Meadow

    Situated right across the street from the stunning Trail of 100 Giants, Redwood Meadows features 13 spacious campsites adjacent to a picturesque meadow. There are picnic tables, fire rings, and six yurt sites available for those who wish to bring some of the great indoors outside.  Pit toilets ar...
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  • Springville, California

    Maggie Lakes via Summit Trail

    18.9 mi / 3953 ft gain
    Maggie Lakes via Summit Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Springville, California.
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  • Springville, California

    Peppermint Creek Falls

    0.72 mi / 164 ft gain
    Peppermint Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Springville, California.
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  • Camp Nelson, California

    Fly Fish the Kern River above the Johnsondale Bridge

    5.0
    4 mi / 100 ft gain
    Check in at the local fly fishing shop in Kernville to check the latest status, then continue up the 20 mile stretch of Mountain Hwy 99 until you cross the Johnsondale Bridge. Park, pack, then begin your 30-45 minute hike up the trail before setting your rod.After you're finished, stop by the Ker...
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  • Kernville, California

    Dispersed Camp along Salmon Creek in Sequoia NF

    There are several dispersed campsites found throughout the Sequoia National Forest. The majority can be found by driving on any of the OHV accessible roads. This particular campsite can be found at coordinates 35.89759, -118.4628. In order to get to the campsite, use Google Maps to get you to the...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Potwisha Campground Trail

    1.6 mi / 223 ft gain
    Potwisha Campground Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Three Rivers, California.
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Paradise Ridge Trail

    5.69 mi / 2395 ft gain
    Paradise Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Three Rivers, California.
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Backpack Bearpaw Meadow to Redwood Meadow

    21.3 mi / 5400 ft gain
    Redwood Meadow is absolutely gorgeous - an amazing reward for your backpacking efforts. This trail is a great backpacking route to take in the early spring when elevated trails are still covered in snow. The trail progresses from the foothills to a giant sequoia grove. The rivers can be a bit cha...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Camp at Buckeye Flat in Sequoia National Park

    Entering Sequoia National Park at the Ash Mountain Entrance near the small city of Three Rivers, follow Highway 198 (Generals Highway) through the park until you see a sign for Buckeye Flat Campground off to the right. The campground sign is immediately after you see signs for Hospital Rock. Foll...
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  • Kernville, California

    Camp at Lower Springhill

    The Lower Springhill Campground is a primitive campsite situated along the Kern River in the southern area of Sequoia National Forest. Since this is a primitive campground, there is no potable water, bathrooms or garbage service. You must pack out what you bring in.The campground is easily access...
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Backpack to Franklin Lakes & Franklin Pass

    11.4 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Franklin Lakes is part of the Sequoia National Park and can be reached from the trailhead starting near the Mineral King Ranger Station. Bear containers are required and can be rented at the Ranger Station. The hike to Franklin Lakes campground will take 6 hours or less (depending on your speed/h...
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Backpack in Mineral King

    5.0
    30 mi
    The trailhead is right near the Mineral King Ranger Station (on Mineral King Rd) in Sequoia National Park. Depending on where you're coming from I would recommend driving in and camping at Cold Springs Campground (which is also in close proximity to the ranger station) the night before you begin ...
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