Upper Stony Creek Campground sits on the northern side of Hume Lake, set amidst Douglas fir and jeffrey pines at an elevation of 5,250 feet.
The 87-acre lake was built to support a one-time commercial logging operation, and is part of the Kings River Watershed, a region of the Sierra Nevada mountains replete with vast stands of timber.
Hume Lake is a popular recreation destination where visitors can enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle riding.
Visitors can also hike around and fish in the creeks by the campgrounds.
Upper Stony Creek offers 11 reservable campsites spread out along the creek. Vault toilets, picnic areas and drinking water are provided.
This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.
The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from 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, and 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.
Day trips to Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Boyden Caverns and General Grant Grove are popular activities.From Fresno, California, take highway 180 east towards Kings Canyon/Sequoia Park. Take the Generals Highway fork to the right. After approximately 13 miles, the campground entrance will be on the left.N