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.

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. 

Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at your local Ranger Station or online at Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

ExplorUS
All developed campground areas on the Forest operate under a concessionaire permit with ExplorUS. For additional information, please visit ExplorUS - Hospitality Management (goexplorus.com) or call their home office at (559) 335-5385.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather dependent- Western Divide Ranger District
Operational Hours: May 10 - November 10
Reservations: No reservations needed!  For additional information, please visit ExplorUS - Hospitality Management (goexplorus.com) or call their home office at (559) 335-5385.
Fees: Campsite fees range from $27/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).

Activities

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