20 Parks near Hume, California
Jul 2012 - $20.00
Spacious sites and very quiet. Rangers are strict about making sure food is placed in bear boxes. The bear boxes are large. Restrooms were clean and it was about a 15 drive into Lodgepole for showers and laundry. - annamom
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Love this camp ground and the trails are nice. Best part is the bears you might see on the trails. Lots of things to do and see. - Diane Luc
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Ideal for those who want to get into the heart of the NP, and close to all the trails, without the crowds. It DOES have a free shuttle service to Lodgepole, despite what the NP website says. Beautiful setting; a black bear strolled past in a nearby meadow whilst there. Fire pits made for a perfect evening beer setting. For those staying for the nature - stay here instead of Lodgepole. - Sean B.
Aug 2015 - $11.00
Lodgepole is a good campground for easy walking distance to the shuttle (which runs every 15 minutes in the summer), showers (costs 4 quarters for about 4 minutes), amphitheater for evening campfires, visitor center and store. We got the last reservation available and stayed in #19. The site was level, close to the restroom and in the shade. Sequoia is incredible, but expect there to be lots of people. Generators OK 8-11 AM amd 5-8 PM. - rkh
Jun 2013 - $18.00
The park is great with lots of great hikes. The campground has large boulders lining the narrow roads and sites. We have a 26' trailer and were not able to make the turn into our site row. By backing down another road we were able to make the attempt into the site. It took quite a bit of jockeying to get in to the site. The campground was designed in the days of 16' trailers pulled by cars. - tsparky
Apr 2012 - $18.00
We arrived in early April to the whole area covered in snow, so none of the sites had been cleared, we had to park our RV in the car park, but as we were the only ones there we could get close to the restrooms as we wanted. The restrooms in the evening weren't very clean, but by the morning they had been cleaned. A very scenic area, I would think even more beautiful in the summer. The staff in the shop were very friendly, not much food, but plenty of snacks (biscuits, crisps and sweets). I would avoid taking an RV up, we were in a 25", too big. - SCK
Sep 2015 - $44.00
Everything the previous reviewer (allens) said, and then more. Super-sized sites, sufficient to accommodate TWO rigs. 30A and WiFi ($) were more than adequate. The campground was meticulously maintained; hosts provided a $3 ice cream social, which was over the top. EVERYONE we met was very friendly.
If you seek off-the-grid and remoteness, this is your campground - about an hour east of Shaver Lake deep within the national forest. We would camp here again. - CO2RV
May 2015 - $44.00
Really enjoyed this resort. Because of holiday paid $44 for 3 nights and $39 for last night there. The sites had full hookups with 30 amp service, think some do have 50 but since you don't need air conditioner 50 not necessary. Spaces are some of the largest I've seen and very easy to back into. Several people had truck, trailer, car and a boat in the space. It's does take awhile to get to the resort. The distance from Shaver Lake isn't far and the road is good but you still need to go slow so about another 50 minutes from Shaver. WiFi is a pay service with some restrictions, no Netflix or hi data usage sites. If your looking for a very nice relaxing location in mountains I highly recommend this resort. - allens
Jun 2013 - $38.00
We loved Wishon Village! The owners were fabulous and all of the folks that spend the summer up on the mountain hiding from the heat in the valley were wonderful, too. It's the perfect place to have that true camping experience. Whether tent or RV, each site has plenty of space. Our site was big enough for several RVs and cars/boats. Most sites are 40' wide and 60' deep. Nice fire rings are in each site as well as a picnic table. The camp store is great, well stocked. It's nice to know that I don't have to drive 2 hours into the valley to get something. The activities are fun and family friendly. Everyone is welcome to every activity. The park is kid friendly and pet friendly. They have a really nice dog park and I think they were building a second one this summer. The area is amazing for photography, long quiet rides, and beautiful hikes. I highly recommend this park! - Jean S
May 2016 - $40.00
Location is the best thing about this park. About 3 miles from Sequoia National Park, and on the Kaweah river, above the lake. They have WiFi, but it's only at the office. Cable gets a poor reception. Sites are deep, but very close together. Laundry has only 1 washer and dryer. There is a concrete patio, but it's small. - ta96silver
Jun 2015 - $44.00
I found this place on the Internet and decided to take a chance on it. The National Park frowns on RVs larger than 25' so my 30 footer would be a problem in the park. We used a second vehicle for the parks. Parking the RV was pretty easy, the host was awesome, and the amenities worked as advertised. And it was inexpensive compared to other places. I will admit it was a bit rustic but everything worked. If I'm ever in that neighborhood again, I would most definitely stay at Three Rivers Hideaway! Very recommended... - Anctmariner17
Jun 2015 - $39.00
We stayed here for 4 nights as our base for exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs. Less than 4 miles to the entrance to Sequoia. Older campground with some full time residents. Sites were narrow. Only 30 amp was available. Road to sites was steep and narrow. Laundry was one washer and dryer, did not use so do not know the cost. Got good reception for Dish and AT&T. Further down the driveway, past the tent sites, was a small beach on the river with access only for those staying at the park. - SoonerMom
Jul 2015 - $24.00
Hume Lake campground is a nice place for a weekend get away or a place to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon. This campground has no hook-ups was primarily used by Californians, with some larger groups. The campground has no dumpsite or water fill-up. The campground's location close to the lake provided great hiking and cold swimming. The fishing was a bit more challenging since the state of California is stocking smaller fish. The sites are well spaced out, but the gravel pads and the wooden post make some spots small and a challenge for backing in. Additionally, some pads are not that level, but most are well shaded. The restrooms can be a bit of a hike if you are parked at the far end of the loop. The sites also have bear boxes but no major bear activity had been reported. The elevation helped keep the temperatures nice and cool. The Christian Camp at the end of the lake has a well stocked general store that is open to all. They also have gas (at an up charge) in case of emergency. The campground only provided firewood at a cost. - rockwood tt family
Jun 2013 - $24.00
Awesome. Shady sites, easy walk to lake. We were able to swim in the lake in June; it wasn't too cold. This campsite is not part of the National Park system. It's in the National Forest, but you have to go through the park. This makes for easy access to the park, but there is plenty to do around the site as well. Especially for bikes because you're allowed to ride bikes on trails in a national forest. We will definitely come back. - pandt
Jun 2008 - $18.00
Hume Lake is a great family campground owned by the U.S. Forest Service and run by the California Department of Land Management. The campground is well laid out with spacious camp sites. The restrooms have flush toilets; however, there is only one restroom per loop in the campground, so you may have a bit of a walk to get to the restroom. The entire campground is on a slope, so if the reservation website says that the camp site is unsuitable for tents, it is. Ours was even difficult to level our trailer on. That said, the pluses far outnumber the minuses. Hume lake is great for fishing (it is stocked annually), swimming, and non-power boating. We had deer (I counted 7 together at one time) continually walking by and through our site, and at 5200 feet above sea level, the temperatures are very pleasant in the lower 80’s. It’s a great place to camp, and we’ll definitely return! - JoshH
Aug 2007 - $17.00
I liked this park very much. Restrooms were nice, but did get a bit smelly after the weekend. I will be here again.. - Spantz
Jun 2007 - $17.00
Princess Campground is located in Sequoia National Forest and is operated by California Land Management. The campground was very clean and quiet. The caretakers were amazing! They helped me fix several problems I was having with my trailer; loaning me a gas hose and giving me a couple of fuses. We stayed here in late June and the campground was only half full. There are no showers and the restrooms are pit-type toilets, but they didn't smell bad at all; they are new and were very clean. There is a dump station available at the campground with a minimal fee. The only drawback to this campground is the Bear box rule. You must store all food, coolers, etc out of sight and smell in the bear boxes, which are not available at every campsite, or in your vehicle. That said, there have not been any bear sightings at this campground in over two years. The campground is located at about 6000' above sea level, so the temperatures were very pleasant in the upper seventies. It's only a ten minute drive to Hume Lake, so if you can’t get a spot there, this campground is a very good alternative. We will definitely return! - JoshH
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground in the Sierra Mountains with abundant pine trees and beautiful large camp sites. It is about a 20 minute drive to Shaver Lake, where we usually spend a day or two each year. There is a great creek for swimming (it is cold) and fishing. The fish and game service stocks the creek with trout regularly during the summer months. We have camped here for many years, typically for a week near the beginning of August, and will continue to visit on a regular basis. In the past couple of years, the restrooms have been redone, and now nearly all in the area have flush toilets and faucets. Showers are available at the Dinkey Creek Store for a nominal fee. The store also has some supplies and ice. The downside, no hookups and water has to be hauled to your site. There are not enough water faucets in each loop and you may have to hall your water 100 or so feet as the only faucets are near the restrooms. I carry a 5 gallon water jug and a small collapsible dolly for this purpose. There is also no cell service in Dinkey, but pay phones are available at the store. There is cell service in Shaver Lake as well as restaurants and grocery stores. Overall, if you don't mind dry camping and you love the serenity of the mountains you can’t beat Dinkey Creek. - ctaylor5
Jun 2008 - $10.00
Beautiful park with large campsites with lots of mature trees in a mountainous area that may put a strain on some motorhomes. Nice creek for wading or fishing or near by Shaver Lake for all water sports.gets crowded on weekends. - PaPa Bear
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This is a great place if your okay with dry camping. Sites are very spacious and setting is gorgeous. The only reason it didn't get 10 stars was that the closest dump station is 15 miles away at Edison Campground. The river is wonderful for fishing and play. Very clean campground. - User299
Jul 2011 - $29.00
Very beautiful campground: in the middle of mother nature. One can hear the water of the creek running every where: very relaxing. Our site (North 30) was a pull-in, back out site that was just OK for our 25FT motorhome but it was a piece of cake to park the motorhome on the site. Our site was not level but this was announced on beforehand and there's nothing a good pair of levelers can't solve. Don't forget to bring a sweater for the nighttime because even in summertime the nights can be chilly. - MartinD
Jul 2006 - $20.00
We like camping in Sequoias. But we also don't do crowds. There are only three campgrounds in Sequoia with dump station and none with water or electric hook ups. Stony Creek has neither. But it is a few miles north of Lodgepole and nestled on the banks of Stony Creek, hence the name. We have camped here previously in tent and had enjoyed our stay so we decided to go back in the trailer. Glad we did. There was a creek about 20 feet from our trailer and we could hear running water at all times. We saw a few gazelle and a buck next to our camp site. One night a bear got in to the trash bins on the campground. This is a not a site for those who don't want to store their food in the bear lockers. Camp host was very nice and friendly. There was a time when we rarely used to see any RVs in this campground. That was not the case this time. If you don't mind collecting your own wood, there is plenty to pick. Make sure you have small axe though. For us the beautiful surroundings make up for lack of hookups. For some it may not. Make sure you have a long hose to fill your water tanks if you are not carrying water from the valley floor to almost 8000 ft elevation. There is a gas/propane fill up station about half a mile from this site. There are showers there also. No showers on the campground itself. Sites are not leveled enough, so make sure you have plenty of levelling blocks etc. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again. - DV_Socal
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Wonderful campground. Our site was by the river and we had plenty of privacy. The bathroom is not convenient and the showers were pay showers which is inconvenient. The hosts were very friendly and this park is located close to three rivers. We would definitely camp here again. Sites are shady and spacious. - Brian11
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Park right on the river and the g-kids enjoyed swimming. Used as a base camp for visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP. Not much else to do in the area as Three Rivers is a very small town. Would stay again if in the area. - dls46
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We chose to stay at Sequoia RV Ranch, as it was close to Sequoia National Park. Reservation process was easy, and the web site made a point of giving good directions to the park. (Always appreciate any extra details on finding the park.)
Check in location was easy to find, and check-in went fine.
We had requested a pull thru, as we have a longer 5th wheel, and we knew in advance that the site we requested only had 30 amp service. The site was easy to pull into. When we checked in, we were advised that there was an issue with the water, and they suggested we boil any drinking water. Since we always carry extra drinking water with us, it wasn't an issue. But if we were there for a longer stay, we probably would have needed more drinking water.
Site was fairly level, 30 amp service was consistent. The site we had did not have sewer, but there was a dump station.
The bathroom facilities were ok, nothing special, more bare bones than many parks we have stayed at, and the showers required quarters. The downside of the bathrooms is that they are nestled in between a section that is full of permanent mobile park residents, not RV residents. Felt a little strange to me.
The special feature of the Ranch, is that it is next to a creek, they called the swimming hole. Easy flowing stream, not too deep, perfect for an afternoon dip on a hot sunny day. We took advantage of it on several hot days.
Used the laundry facility while we were there, only 2 washers and dryers. Again, bare-bones.
They did offer wi-fi, but it didn't work very well. We did get good reception on our ATT phone.
Since our main objective was to be close to the National Park, it met our goals. But if we were in the area again, we would probably check out additional options. - KTorline