Sunset views from this site are dramatic. The Group camp has two (2) walk-in tent sites, which can accommodate up to 300 people, and is by reservation only. There is a large paved parking lot which can accommodate large trailers or motor homes. Please call ahead as the area may be reserved in advance. Campsites are accessible and reached via a primitive hardened path, located close to the paved parking area. Drinking water and garbage receptacles are available at this campground (electricity is not). Please practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles to recreate responsibly on your public lands.
Interpretive/Educational Programs* $10
Group Campground* $175
*Some organized group activities may require a Special Recreation Permit (SRP) in addition to the above fees.The San Joaquin River Gorge is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry. The visitor center is located at 40060 Smalley Road, Auberry, California. Google Maps accurately locates the visitor center at it’s actual location. From Fresno, take CA-168 north. One mile after the town of Prather, turn left onto Auberry Road. Follow Auberry Road 2.9 miles through the town of Auberry and turn left at the Y onto Powerhouse Road. After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Smalley Road and follow it into the SRMA.661-391-6000BLM_CA_Web_BK@blm.govBLM_CA_Web_BK@blm.gov