Camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Sierra National Forest. Situated in the Central Sierra Nevada, the Forest has several campgrounds located in a variety of settings.
The ideal camping time in most Forest areas is May to October, prior to winter storm activity. Reservation campgrounds are available, however some Forest campgrounds are operated on a first-come, first-served system. Dispersed area camping is an option available throughout most of the Forest. Most campgrounds fill quickly during holiday weekends, therefore visitors should come prepared to camp in undeveloped areas.