Lower Peppermint Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located along the Lloyd Meadow Road (Forest Road 22S82), 10 miles north of Johnsondale. The campground is 27 miles from California Hot Springs, 32 miles from Kernville, 31 miles from Ponderosa, and 74 miles from Porterville. Most services are available in Porterville and Kernville.

The campground is accessible from California Hot Springs by County Road SM50, County Road SM99 from Kernville, from Porterville and Springville by State Highway 190, Western Divide Highway (SM107), and County Road SM50.

The campground has 17 single family units. Some units can accommodate recreational vehicles up to maximum length of 16 feet. Sanitary facilities, portable water, tables, and fire rings are provided.

The campground elevation is about 5,200 feet. Vegetation is primarily pine, oak brush and grasses.

Nearby activities are fishing, touring, hiking, viewing scenery and hunting during the prescribed seasons. Nearby attractions include the Needles, North Fork Kern and the Freeman Creek Grove of giant sequoias. Consult the CA Department of Fish & Wildlife for specific regulations. Available on a "first-come first-served" basis. Length of stay is limited to 14 days. 

Rocky Mountain Recreation (RMR)
All developed campground areas on the Forest operate under a concessionaire permit with RMR. For additional information, please visit https://rockymountainrec.com, or call their home office at (661) 702-1420, or their Lake Isabella office at 760-376-1269.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather dependent- Western Divide Ranger District
Operational Hours: May 15 - November 15
Reservations: No reservations
Fees: Campsite fees range from $25/night for single unit
Open Season: June 15 - Nov 15
Usage: Light
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Johnsondale, go 10 miles north on Lloyd Meadow Road (Forest Road 22S82).


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 17 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities