Jackass Meadow Campground
Surrounded by the craggy peaks of the John Muir Wilderness, Jackass Meadow Campground is situated below Florence Lake on the San Joaquin River. Campsites are shaded by a stand of Aspen and Lodgepole pine and each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Bear-proof food lockers, water and accessible vault toilets are provided. The South Fork of the San Joaquin runs through the campground. Most of the recreation opportunities here can be found in and around Florence Lake. There is a boat ramp and boat rentals at the Florence Lake Store. Paved and dirt roads provided access to the campground and large RV's are not recommended on Kaiser Pass Road.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||For Season|
|Reservations:||No reservations, first come, first serve.|
|Rentals & Guides:||Boat rentals, store, and ferry service available at Florence Lake Resort located 1/2 mile from the campground.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||$26.00 per night, per single site
$52.00 per night, per double site
$7 per per night, per additional vehicle
|Open Season:||June - September|
|Restrictions:||Maximum length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Maximum group size = 6 per site
|Operated By:||Concessionaire - California Land Management|
|Information Center:||Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 for reservations
California Land Management for campground information.
Dates of Operation: Open Memorial Day weekend through September (tentatively).
Closest Ranger Station
High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-5355 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
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Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At Eastwood Visitor Center, turn right on Kaiser Pass Road and travel 23 miles to Jackass Campground near Florence Lake.
Campfire wood is available for purchase from the Campground Host.
Supplies and groceries can be purchased half a mile from the campground at the Florence Lake Store.
This is Bear Counrty. Please store food properly and don't feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellent.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Lake and Pond Fishing
There is a .7 mile accessible hiking trail near the campground. Nature walks are held every Saturday during the summer.
A popular activity is to take a ferry from Florence Lake to the John Muir Trail, which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Florence Lake Store.
Boating - Non-Motorized
|Camping trailer:||Maximum vehicle length = 25'|
|Tent camping:||Total sites = 44|