Jones Store at Beasore Meadow
Photo © Mark Heliger
This is a real old-time country store that has a 100 year old history of serving the cattle ranchers in the Sierra. Cattle are still driven up here in the spring to feed on the grass in the meadow from about the end of June until late September.
They have basic supplies and offer sandwiches, home-made pies and hamburgers, beer and other sundry items you might need up there. They sell gasoline if you run out on your way out of the mountains.
There is no electricity, no phone or cell service.
Beasore Meadow has been in the family since the 1800s. One of many operations and the first stop on the cattle drive to allow cows to feed on the fresh grass in the meadows. When the road was built in 1936 Tom Jones decided to build an old Western front store. In 1954 the current 2-story store was built.
Number of Camp Sites: 6 campsites, 14 cabins
Maximum Campsite Spur Length: 25 yds.
Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate: 4 adults, 2 children
Nightly Fee: Campsite $7.50 per night, $5 per night on monthly rental. Cabins are rented seasonally.
Maximum Length of Stay Allowed: June 15 - Oct. 1
Direct Link to Reservation Site: cell phone 805-459-0190
North Shore Road intersects Road 434/Beasore Rd at Bass Lake which turns into Beasore Road after a slight right turn on Road 274 to stay on Beasore Rd. Proceed almost 14 miles to Beasore Meadow and turn left.
"Spring" comes in June and July as the snow has to melt before the grass and flowers have their time to grow. The weather gradually warms up by September and the whole cycle starts towards Fall again.
Pet friendly, but no more than 2 dogs and they must not be agressive.