Free camping and campgrounds.
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
HIGHWAY 190
CALIFORNIA HOT SPRINGS, CA
CAMP NELSON, CA
JOHNSONDALE, CA
Dispersed and Primitive Camping
Above panorama image - Highway 190 near Springerville

Highway 190 between Johnsondale and
Camp Nelson offers many camping opportunities
and scenic views provided by the Sierra Nevada
Mountain Range. The road is steep and narrow...

FROM:
The Johnsondale Junction to Camp Nelson:
(Western Divide Highway)

Long Meadow Campground
Long Meadow Campground

LONG MEADOW CAMPGROUND
Road #22S08
About 1/2 mile dirt road with ruts
Picnic tables, metal firerings, and outhouse.

Long Meadow Creek
Long Meadow Creek

Dome Rock
Dome Rock (Left side)

DOME ROCK ROAD
(Across from Peppermint Work Camp)
There is a great campsite along the road to Dome Rock.
Turn on Dome Rock Road and about 1/2 way you'll see
the campsite to the left. Views of Needle Rock and
surrounding mountains.

Campsite along Dome Rock Road
Campsite along Dome Rock Road

Campsite along Dome Rock Road
View of Needle Rocks from above campsite.

PEPPERMINT CAMPGROUND
Decent campground.
There was a picnic table and firering. The road
continued, but the melting snow had turned it
to mud. Next time... Elevation 7100'

NEEDLE ROCK ROAD #21S06
There was snow on the road. It looks interesting...

QUAKER MEADOW CAMP
Drove about a mile and the road was gated.

ROAD 22S82 / LOWER PEPPERMINT C.G.
West from Johnsondale is Road 22S82(to the right).
This road takes you 23 miles through scenic
wilderness areas. Driving towards the base of
Needle Rocks are some spectacular photo
opportunities. There are numbered camp
areas along the way. Lower Peppermint
Campground is 11 miles and is a fee area.
Dumpsters along the road.

ROAD 20S67 / LLOYD CREEK
Excellent camping area near Johnsondale.
For more information see:
LLOYD CREEK

FIRE RESTRICTIONS!!!
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT.

Highway 190 Photo
Highway 190

DIRECTIONS:
From Bakersfield take Hwy 65 to Ducor
Take Road J22 To California Hot Springs
Continue towards Johnsondale taking the
turn toward Camp Nelson.

From Visalia take Hwy 65 south to Porterville
Take Hwy 190 east towards Springerville.
Continue past Springerville to Camp Nelson.

From Hwy 99 at Earlimart, turn east on Hwy 190
Passing Porterville and Springerville
Continue past Camp Nelson

If you examine a map, there are several back roads
and different directions you could take. Almost all
roads in the Sierra Nevada Mountains are narrow
and winding, with steep upgrades.

Highway 190 between Johnsondale and Springerville
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VEHICLES OVER 30'

NOTE: Don't be surprised to see snow.

There was a BEAR yesterday on Highway 198
near the north entrance of Sequoia National Park.
He was just playing around, kind of bouncing up
and down on a fallen tree. No photos because' we stayed
in the car.

BEAR FACTS

Balch Lake
Balch Lake with kid fishing

Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park

MORE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Mount Whitney Highest Point in CA
  • The road between California Hot Springs
    and Johnsondale are some scenic views.

Sequoia National Park Sign
Sequoia National Park (South Entrance)

Showers at Sequoia National Park
(During summer months)

Least priced gas in Visalia.
Junction of Hwy 198 and Lover's Lane
Three Rivers actually had the cheapest gas
(2006)

Also see: BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
KIRCH FLAT C.G.
Also see:
LLOYD CREEK
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Camped here May 13, 2006 (Dome Rock Road)
Camped here May 14, 2006 (Dome Rock Road)

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
HIGHWAY 190 CALIFORNIA