Soquel Campground

Area Status: Open

Well-shaded by pine and fir trees, Soquel Campground provides primitive campsites that can accommodate small trailers and tents. The campground consists of two loops on the banks of Willow Creek with sites located along Willow Creek. Each site has a dirt parking spur, picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available. Campers must bring their own supply. There is a Campground Host on site and firewood sold in campground.

Soquel Campground is located in the Highway 41 Corridor of the Bass Lake Ranger District. This area is known for the Nelder Grove of giant sequoias.


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $27.03 ($30.00)*  per night, single site
$54.05 ($60.00)*  per night, double site
$10.00 per night, per additional vehicle *(taxes included)
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Reservations can be made up to three days prior to your arrival.  There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and the three night minumum stay on holidays. Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximun vehicle length = 20 foot
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: Bass Lake Ranger District
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-2218 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711   
Open: Monday-Friday 
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm  
For more information click here.

General Information


Take Hwy 41 north from Fresno; continue thru Oakhurst to Sky Ranch Road (6S10), which is also Forest Road 10, follow signs toward Nelder Grove and Soquel Meadow. Turn right and travel east 8.2 miles to Road 6S40. Turn right and travel 5/10 of a mile to Soquel Campground.

General Notes:

This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant.

Firewood sold in campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Trails can be found off Highway 41 west of the campground, including the 3.7-mile Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail.  The Shadow of the Giants, a grove of giant sequoias, is popular 1-mile hike just a short drive north of the campground.

OHV Trail Riding

Trails can be found off Highway 41 west of the campground, including the Miami Motorcycle Trails and a network of forest roads and trails for dirt bikes and off-road vehicles.



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 20'
Tent camping: Total sites = 11
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.


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