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Nelder Grove Campground

One of the 277 mature sequoia stumps left from the logging. – Brenda Negley

Nelder Grove is located within the Sierra National Forest. On a dirt road. The last 1/4 mile is narrow and steep and is NOT recommended for motor homes or long trailers. Reservations are not taken. Out-houses are provided, but running water is not available.

Trash-in, Trash-out area.

An interpretive area is located near the campground. Several trails can be accessed from here. Shadow of the Giants Trail (1 mile loop), Bull Buck Trail (1/2 mile-one way), Chimney Tree Trail (1 mile+ loop), Graveyard of the Giants, Hawksworth Tree and the Granddad Tree can be accessed from the same trail (3 miles-one way).

A small creek flows through the campground (California Creek). The area tends to not draw the crowds that Mariposa Grove does. It is more rustic and quiet. Pure bliss.

Driving Directions

From Oakhurst head north on highway 41. Turn right on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road). After about 7 miles take a left on Road 6S47Y. In about a mile you will reach a "Y". To get to the Shadow of the Giants trail take a left (1/2 mile to go), to get to the campground and other trails take a right. Be sure to follow the signs. In about 1/2 mile turn left. This last road can be narrow and a bit steep in areas... you are almost there. Pass the interpretive area and the campground is just beyond that.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

2 weeks

Number of Camp Sites

5 drive-in sites and 2 walk-ins

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed animals are allowed. Please scoop the poop.

Pricing

Nightly Fee

Free

Amenities

Campground Style

Rustic