Sequoia RV Ranch
Sequoia RV Ranch is a scenic campground located along the beautiful North Fork of the Kaweah River. The area has a unique history indicated by a large rock near the entrance which was used as a grinding stone by the Yokuts, the first Native Americans in the area. We are located in the Kaweah township noted on a sign stating the population of 496 souls.
Kaweah was established in the late 1800s by the Kaweah Colony which built the first roads into Sequoia National Park. The RV ranch is within easy walking distance to the historic Kaweah Post Office. North Fork Drive itself was the original road into the Sequoia National Park.
Within this rural setting, however, we still provide the modern conveniences of cable TV, free wireless internet and full hook-up sites. Large pull-thru sites can accomodate large rigs and picnic tables and fire rings make it easy for barbecues and evening campfires.
Since 2007, we have been committed to restoring the natural beauty of this special place for our guests and the local community to enjoy. As such, the RV Ranch has an abundance of large oaks, coastal redwoods, pines, alders, persimmons, catalpas, and manzanitas. Most of the RV sites sit under the shade of these beautiful trees. Spring breaks forth in bloom from the many redbuds, quince and lupine. The meadows near the entrance of the ranch provide a wonderful display of wildflowers as well as the many bulbs that have been planted through the years. The many deciduous trees makes fall a perfect time to visit when the ranch boasts a wonderful display of color. Without the ambient light of the city, the night sky provides an ideal canopy for stargazers.
The property is blessed with a large, old-fashioned swimming hole situated along the river complete with a natural diving rock. It is spring fed and maintains a nice level of water which provides a welcome reprieve from the summer heat. Another area has been set aside for those who like to try their hand at fishing. The river is enjoyed by young and old alike. Many trails on the property provide a safe place for children to ride their bikes. Campers like to walk to the Historic Kaweah Post Office to take pictures, drive two miles to eat or shop in Three Rivers, drive six miles up Sierra Highway to the entrance of Sequoia National Park or five miles in the other direction to Lake Kaweah for boating or fishing. Many people visit to the area in the late spring and early summer to enjoy the challenging class 4 & 5 river rafting trips along the Kaweah River. Of course most campers from out of the area come to see the world's largest trees or climb Moro Rock and hike the many wonderful trails in Sequoia National Park.
The views from the campground are vast. It sits in a basin surrounded by mountains and hills. Open your door and awning to take in the sounds and sights of the river. Each season has its unique character. Campers often comment on the beauty and peace they enjoy here, the many discoveries they've made in the area and their hope to visit again.
Directions: Take CA Hwy 198 from Visalia and head east. Drive into Three Rivers and look for North Fork Drive, which is approximately 3/4 of a mile past the Post Office. Turn left and cross the bridge. It is 2.2 miles to our entrance from the bridge. When you see the Kaweah population sign you are getting close. The park will be on your right with a large wooden sign at the entrance. Proceed down into the park and stop at the office to check-in.
We love our beautiful location at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and do our best to maintain the natural beauty. Trees are carefully trimmed and these trimmings are then sold as firewood. The massive amounts of leaves we collect during the fall and winter are composted here in the park.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
The Sequoia RV Ranch was previously known as Trailer Isle and had fallen into disrepair until new owner began renovating the park in July 2007. Since then, the owner, Mitch Brandon, and his family, along with the help of local staff have worked hard to bring out the natural beauty of the park and create a family friendly environment.
Maximum Campsite Spur Length
Maximum Length of Stay Allowed
30 days max
Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate
6 people max per campsite
Number of Camp Sites
Pet Friendly Notes
Well-behaved pets are welcome.
- Universally Accessible
- Locally or Family-Owned Business