Jackass Meadow Campground
Jackass Meadow Campground

Jackass Meadow Campground

Jackass Meadow Campground is currently closed.

  • 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.

    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.

    Features

    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (44 total sites)

    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.

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    • RVs and motor homes over 25 feet are not recommended on Kaiser Road due to single-lane road with blind curves.

    • Please keep all food in the bear-proof lockers provided.

    • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $10 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.

    • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355.

    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.