Quaking Aspen Campground

Sequoia National Forest

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Western Divide Highway Springville, CA 93265 559-539-2607 559-784-1500 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 36.1208, -118.5472

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Overview of Quaking Aspen Campground

Number of Sites 32

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May 27 - Oct 31

Elevation 6,955 ft / 2,119 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 24 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Quaking Aspen Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 559.539.2607

sundazed asked on 1/1/2023

Can a sedan (Honda Civic) make it to this campground? Are the roads leading to it decent?

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Jojo15 asked on 7/12/2021

will a 16' trailer plus tow vehicle fit in any site at Quaking Aspen Campground?

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Reviews of Quaking Aspen Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
8 reviews
“Spectacular setting if you're ok with minimal amenities”

Reviewed 10/24/2022

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 32
RV Length: 26'
Overall Rating

Quaking Aspen is a wonderful National Forest campsite set at over 7,000 feet. We camped here in a 26 foot travel trailer and we barely fit. I would not go bigger, or you simply wont be able to get around the narrow roads in camp. Water is available near the bathrooms, but not at every individual site. Bring a jerry can.

The physical setting is absolutely beautiful, and there are so many things to see nearby, including the Trail of 100 Giants, and Dome Rock. The area was heavily damaged in the 2021 Wind fire so please expect that of the surroundings (the campground area was spared).

Make sure to stop at the Ponderosa Lodge for a drink and some food, it is excellent and only 2 miles away.

Please note, there is no gas (either gasoline or propane) so make sure you get it in either Porterville or Kernville on your way up. Also, we came in from Porterville on 190 it is an extremely windy (in some places single lane) road and I would not recommend you do it at night.


Site Quality

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28 reviews
“Only Campground Open”

Reviewed 6/21/2020

Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 29
Overall Rating

We were lucky to get a campsite at this location. We grabbed one of the only non-reserved spots in the campground (site #29). The campgrounds are clean, in the thick of trees and relatively secluded from other campers. Our site was great, however we had to share a Bear Box with our neighbors who were in a Yurt. The Yurt prices are $88 a night and they are pretty cool. I think they have bunk beds and a double bed in each Yurt. The campground also has vault toilets and running water at the spigot. As of now, you can collect your own firewood near your site and we had enough wood to last us three nights. A great place to camp. No power hookups or dump.

No cellphone service. If you need to be "connected", we suggest going up the road to the Ponderosa cafe/store where they have wifi. The password as of today was, "nostreamingplease". Do them a favor and purchase something if you use the wifi. If you want to make a cellphone call, drive over to Dome Rock (about 2 miles down the road) and you will be amazed that you will get almost 4 bars!

We suggest the Needles Hike to the Lookout Tower (see pictures). It's about a mile down the road from the campsite (drive to the end of Needles Road). Beautiful hike and stunning views. The drive in can be sketchy, so we recommend a high clearance vehicle.

Enjoy. Relax. Discover.

Site Quality

TheAdventureTravelers would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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