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Jackass Meadow

Sierra National Forest

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Jackass Meadow Campground is situated in the John Muir Wilderness near Florence Lake, offering accessible hiking trails, nature walks, and a boat ramp at the nearby Florence Lake Store. Facilities include bear-proof food lockers, water, accessible vault toilets, and campsites with tables, fire rings, and grills. Nature lovers may appreciate the Sierra National Forest and its rolling oak-covered foothills and alpine landscapes.


Jackass Meadow Campground remains closed for the 2022- 2024 campging season due to hazard tree removal.

Jackass Meadow Campground is situated below Florence Lake on the San Joaquin River, surrounded by the craggy peaks of the John Muir Wilderness.

Jackass Meadow is shaded by a stand of Aspen and Lodgepole Pine, and the South Fork of the San Joaquin runs through the campground. This camp is located near several Native American archaeological sites.


There is a .7 mile accessible hiking trail near the campground. Nature walks are held every Saturday during the summer.

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.


Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Bear-proof food lockers, water and accessible vault toilets are provided.

Supplies and groceries can be purchased half a mile from the campground at the Florence Lake Store.

Natural Features

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

The John Muir Wilderness stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra. It is a land of lofty snow-capped mountains, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially carved terrain.


For facility specific information, please call (559) 893-2308.

Nearby Attractions

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.
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