Kelty Meadow

Sierra National Forest

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Kelty Meadow Campground is a horse-friendly camp located in the Sierra National Forest near Bass Lake, surrounded by pine and cedar trees. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities from horseback riding, swimming, fishing and more. Facilities include picnic tables, campfire rings and grills, and there is a stock water supply from the creek. The campground is also home to bald and golden eagles, and a trailhead for the Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail nearby.


Kelty Meadow Campground is located in a mountainous area near Bass Lake. This horse-friendly camp is shaded by pine and cedar trees alongside Kelty Creek, with campsites wide and open enough to accommodate small horse trailers, slide-ins, tent trailers or tents.


Visitors enjoy horseback riding on logging and forest roads in the surrounding area. Most other recreational activities in the area are centered around Bass Lake.

Bass Lake offers a beach and boat ramp. Popular activities include hiking, swimming, motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and fishing for bass, trout, bluegill and catfish.


Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Some sites have hitching posts.

Vault toilets are available. Drinking water is not provided, but a stock water supply is available from the creek.

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.

Kelty Meadow Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Bass Lake is a very popular area known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here.

Nearby Attractions

A trailhead for the Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail is a few miles south of the campground. This 1-mile interpretive trail gives visitors the opportunity to learn about giant sequoias that grow in this forest.

Charges & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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