This really is a beautiful place. Most campsites, except for a few choice sites, are fairly close together, limiting privacy. There are a few sites though that are very secluded, right on the creek, and are excellent places to camp if you can get them. There are 49 total sites and at least 10-15 of them are quite nice, in my opinion. Campsite #16 would be my first recommendation. As others have said, there is plenty of bear and deer activity, but as long as you don't do something stupid, you'll be fine. USE the food lockers! Lock up everything with a scent - not just food. Gum, Citronella candles, bath products, etc. The lockers are pretty big and will accommodate pretty much everything a family of 4 could bring. There is a store 1/2 mile from the campground that has all the essentials - milk, bread, drinks, etc. Both pay phone stalls were bare, so don't expect to be able to call anyone. Of course there is no cell phone reception either. The campground has flush toilets, and sinks with running cold water. They're not fancy but hey, it's a campground. The campground was nearly full when we were there and I was surprised by how many cars drove through at night! Most places I have camped are fairly quiet after dark, and I swear 30 cars drove through this place from 8PM to 10PM. But all in all, it was a very positive camping experience. On the 10 scale, I give this campground a solid 7.5, maybe 8. One of the better campgrounds in the Kings Canyon/Sequoia area. (Better than Crystal Springs, our previous favorite.) If you're interested in fishing, you might really enjoy this area as long as there haven't been drought conditions during the year. We were there in mid August, and the creek was nearly un-fishable. We saw a few decent rainbows (8-10 inches), but you better have a drop line and some bait because the water was only about a foot deep. You couldn't drag a spinner through it. But I would guess that under better conditions, it's a very fun stretch of river to fish. If you're heading to this area and want a nice place for family camping, you're not likely to be disappointed with this campground. $20 per night as of Aug. 2009. One word of caution - forget about 'Upper Stony Creek'! It's horrible! The roads are unpaved, the campsites are unkempt and ugly, the bathrooms are vault toilets... yuck! Stick with Stony Creek. :)
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