TEN MILE CAMPGROUND (CA)

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Overview

Ten Mile Campground is a primitive campground located 5 miles from Hume Lake on Ten Mile Road. A beautiful stream runs through the campground.

Nearby Hume Lake is one of Sequoia National Forest’s most visited destinations. The area offers year-round recreational opportunities, including fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Recreation

Nearby Hume Lake is a year-round recreation destination. During warmer months, visitors can enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking and mountain biking.

During the winter, the area is popular for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

Facilities

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets.

Natural Features

The campground is adjacent to Ten Mile Creek, a creek popular with anglers and hunters and dwarfed by towering sequoia and Jeffrey pines at an elevation of 5,294 feet.

Sequoia National Forest is located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California and named for the giant sequoia, the world’s largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest’s lower slopes.

The forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

Nearby Attractions

Bearskin Grove offers the rare opportunity to photograph an entire mature sequoia in one frame. Hiking through the grove, visitors will find a mix of young and old sequoias, including about 50 trees that measure over six feet in diameter. Take Tenmile Road (Forest Road 13S09) to Forest Road 13S02, then 13S98 to enter the grove.

Visitors enjoy making day trips to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Giant Sequoia National Monument.From Fresno, take Highway 180 east to the Park entrance, turn right on Generals Highway. Turn left on Ten Mile Road, campground approximately five miles on left.N