Eshom Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument at 4,800 feet in elevation, this facility is nestled among ponderosa pine, cedar, Sequoia and other conifers. This Forest Service campground is part of the Hume Lake Ranger District in Sequoia National Forest. It is located approximately 80 miles northeast of Fresno, CA, near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Natural Features: The Sequoia National Forest is located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California. The forest is divided into three districts that comprise 1.1 million acres. The Hume Lake Ranger District, in which this campground is located, has elevations range from about 1,000 along the Kings River near Pine Flat Reservoir and to 11,000 feet, the peak of Mt Harrington. This land scape is home to 13 Sequoia Groves and the majestic Kings Canyon.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains support populations of black bears, mule deer, and a variety of squirrels and other small mammals. Many bird species can also be seen.
Eshom Creek runs adjacent to the campground, and many of the sites border the water.

Recreation: Opportunities abound in this beautiful forest setting for hiking, biking and off-road exploring outside of the wilderness area. Trails lead into the Redwood Mountain/Whitaker forest grove of Giant Sequoias.
A fenced pasture is available for campers with horses. Blackberries and gooseberries grow around the campground, inviting berry pickers.

Facilities: Eshom Campground is a developed facility with 23 multi-family sites. The campground has two sections, east and west. Vault toilets are provided.
The west section is comprised of two loops, while the east section has a spur ending in a loop. In the west section, campsites 2 through 5 are best suited for slide-ins and tents; potable water spigots are available throughout the loops. Access to Eshom Creek can be found off the west section, where an old road is open to foot traffic only and leads to the creek.
The east section is more rustic. There is no potable water in this section. Sites have irregular and informal parking aprons, stone fire rings and no grills. The facility amenities are favorable for a family destination.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for this campground can be made by visiting or call 877-444-677.  
Fees Campsite fees range from $27-54 a night. $7 a night for an extra vehicle
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.6891, -118.9504
36°41'21"N, 118°57'1"W

To Eshom Campground from Fresno: Go East on HWY. 180 to HWY. 245, turn right, go to Badger, and turn left on Whitaker Forest Drive. Go approximately 9 miles to Eshom Campground .It will be on the right-side of the road.

General Notes:

In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.

Use of chainsaws is not allowed

RVs over 25' not recommended due to sharp curves and limited road signs to campground.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website:

Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Hume Lake Ranger District, (559) 338-2251

Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit

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