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Wuksachi to Kings Canyon

When driving from Eastern Sequoia NP you can cut the corner around Grant's Grove and drive through... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
MattGrimes1967
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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Cool Lake

It’s a fairly short drive to the lake from the main road. This lake is probably crowded during... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Yosemitesteve
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Modesto, California
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

When driving from Eastern Sequoia NP you can cut the corner around Grant's Grove and drive through Hume's Lake. It's a good idea as the lake area is picturesque. It is a private Christian camp that has full service facilities available to the public including a gas station, convenience store and grill.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It’s a fairly short drive to the lake from
the main road.
This lake is probably crowded during summer because a lot of kids go to camp here.Not so crowded now.
The lake gets stagnate times but I’m sure it is swimmable.Not stagnate now.
Restrooms at the parking lot.

Thank Yosemitesteve
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I used to love this place! But this summer I was very disappointed. The designation of this place is now a Christian Camp. Even the old road to it has been changed. It is way overcrowded, with hundreds of teens everywhere. They all seem to be great kids, but a scenic spot in a National Park has now been ruined. This seems illegal to me, but who am I to say? Even the lake was obscured by huge collections of stacked rowboats. Definitely not for a park visitor.

Thank smuthe2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We love coming to Hume Lake whenever possible. The lake is so beautiful and no motors are allowed which make it a very quiet fun place for the kids. It's a 4 hr drive from Los Angeles and surround by trees. You can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards to row around with the kids.

1  Thank Emily J
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

We drove down there twice. The first, to check it out and the second to drop my son off so he could do some fishing. Both days it was jammed packed with camp kids. The store area was particularly crowded. If you drive the road around the lake there is an area that has public bathrooms and a sandy area where there were quite a few people with big floats in the water. My son went fishing at the end of that road.

1  Thank Lareson
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The campgrounds themselves are vey well maintained with campsites larger than most. I think that has to do more with the caretaker's thoroughness, since I've been to other Sequoia campgrounds that were not so well maintained. The Lake is shallow. I waded out to the middle of the Lake hoping to find someplace to swim but I was still only waste deep. Water was warm for a lake at 5000+ ft. Expect algae and slimy bottoms. I did not find tons of tourists for an early August weekend. Nor were there lots of kids running around, even near the Camps. They actually had a dress code for teenagers and the kids near the Camps which I thought was worthy. Kayaks are available to the public at $20/hour at the Boathouse next to the Snack Shop. Warning however that the Boathouse closes on Saturday at 5:45 PM and they don't open up again until 1 PM on Sunday. Very nice trail encircles the entire lake I believe, though was only able to explore from the campground to across the dam and up to the Camps.

1  Thank rjmronster
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We loved Hume Lake. Our family of 12 adults and 13 kids of all ages had a blast swimming, floating on inner tubes, paddling around in rented canoe/paddleboards, playing on the beach, and enjoying nature. A bald eagle dove into the lake for a fish THREE TIMES right in front of us! Where else can you see that!?

The water is a comfortable temperature, not too warm, not too cold. If you go to Sandy Cove the sandy beaches have plenty of room in the morning, even in the last week of July. Our huge group sat under a canopy of trees and hung out, had lunch, enjoyed watching the kids playing. The kids can go fairly far out in the water (water wings for the non swimmers) without the adults having to worry, you can always see them and the water is calm.

The biggest complaint about Hume Lake that I have seen on Trip Advisor is about the crowded Christian camp. You do not have to be anywhere near the camp kids if you don't want to, people! Just keep driving past the camp and the rental areas, all the way down the windy little road that leads to Sandy Cove. There is a parking lot there that still had parking until about noon, and I heard there was more parking a little ways from that. There are vault toilet restrooms at the parking lot.

While most of our group stayed at Sandy Cove having fun, a smaller group drove back to the rental area, rented a canoe and some paddle boards, left the car there, and then paddled their way back across the lake to where we were. That way you get the best of both worlds, the rentals and the quiet beach at Sandy Cove. Paddled back when rental time was over, we picked them up in the car on the way out!

2  Thank nani4thirteen
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I have fond memories of visiting Hume Lake Christian Camp as a child! The lake itself, and surrounding area, is a place of beauty and tranquility that should not be hastily or speedily visited. Take your time to slow down, unwind, and drink in the beauty of this area!

1  Thank Rich W
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

If you like a lake with tons of people around then this is for you.

There is a large Christian camp here so it was loaded with kids from the camps. The parking lot (if I call it that) was a zoo.

If you want a peaceful and enjoyable lake experience, don’t even think about this lake.

We took this bypass road along Hume Lake coming back from King’s Canyon going to Sequoia National Park. It is a nice drive.

I would not recommend spending time or visiting this lake. (Sorry).

2  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Hume lake is a private Christian camp crawling with kids by the thousands during the summer. The lake is absolutely beautiful and the camp provides kayak and canoe rentals for $20/hour if you’re willing to deal with loud kids running and swimming all over the place. Such a shame it’s not exactly part of the park as far as guests go.

3  Thank Katadventure
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