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Camping in Sierra National Forest

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Camping in Sierra National Forest

I'm planning a Labor Day weekend camping trip and looking for recommendations of great camping anywhere in the National Park or National Forest. I'm hoping there are some experts that might be willing to share their favorite spots. If you don't want to publicize your secret places, feel free to message me! :)

More specifically, here is what I'm looking for...

- first-come or dispersed camping

- river, creek or lakeside

- forest/shaded preferred

- no crowds, few people

- prefer at least a vault toilet, but can do without if its a great spot!

- running water would be nice, but not required

Thanks for your time!

San Diego, CA
posts: 188
reviews: 5
1. Re: Camping in Sierra National Forest

Oops... title should have read "Camping in SEQUOIA National Forest" (though if you have recommendations in Sierra, I'll take those too!)

Edited: 5:35 pm, July 01, 2012
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2. Re: Camping in Sierra National Forest

In the National Forest there are many lovely sites. I think the ones near Hume Lake are nice, but there will be people there. Princess is also very pretty.

here is some info


Dorst in Sequoia NP is less crowded than Lodgepole, but there will still be people. It is a very nice area.

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3. Re: Camping in Sierra National Forest

Hello Norgetroll, thanks for your quick response. Dorst and Princess are exactly the types of places I am trying to avoid.

I do use the forestcamping site regularly, but have never been to any of the first-come/dispersed forest camping in Sequoia NF, so I'm hoping someone has some great recommendations for those off-the-beaten-path spots! :) Thanks for your time!

Edited: 10:13 am, July 02, 2012
4. Re: Camping in Sierra National Forest

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