Nelder Grove Campground

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.

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Latitude: 37.4287627 Longitude: -119.5834351 Elevation: 5295 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Brenda Negley

Number of Camp Sites

5 drive-in sites and 2 walk-ins

Campground Style

Rustic

Nightly Fee

Free

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

2 weeks

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.

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed animals are allowed. Please scoop the poop.

Comments

For more information you may want to also check out: www.neldergrove.org

Brenda Negley, 6/17/2010

Beautiful surroundings. Amazing trees that tower above you; deep darkness at night, and .brilliant stars overhead. If you have a problem with insects be aware that bees, mosquitoes and gnats are abundant. The port-a-potties are full of them too. But that's the wilderness for you. Signs clearly state that campfires are banned due to the high fire risk, so I didn't make one, but everyone around me did, which I found odd.

Wael, 8/6/2016

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