Jackass Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed

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.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: CLOSED BY FOREST ORDER
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
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: NO
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm 
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General Information


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.

General Notes:

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

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'
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Total sites = 44
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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