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Camp Nelson

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California Hwy 190: Just after the Pierpoint Springs restaurant, this Camp Nelson turn off is easy to miss, cuz it may not have a sign (or it is covered in snow). Small scenic roads with mountain homes line these beautiful meadows in the Sierras. Nelson's Place for cocktails is the hub of all activity. Highway 190 is very, very curvy, so take it slow. You can get a big traffic ticket for crossing the yellow line on the tight curves, so please take your time.
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elevation: 4770' population: 104 zip code: 93208


pine forest with meadows inside a granite mountaintop and fantastic ridgeline

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Tulare County
E of Springville
on Hwy.190



  • camping
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing: Needles, Dome Rock
  • snowmobiling
  • Needles Fire Lookout
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Balch Park
  • Mountain Home State Forest
  • Golden Trout Wilderness
  • Tule River
  • Trail of 100 Giants Grove
  • camp nelson campgrounds

    Quaking Aspen Campground
    Redwood Meadow Campground
    Wishon Campground Sequoia
    Belknap - Camp Nelson
    Coy Flat Campground

    tent camping

    This angelic mountain paradise is located in a hidden cedar forest off the main highway, with lush meadows & great scenery. Local bar is a favorite motorcycle destination. Hiking, mountain biking, and camping nearby. Cabin rentals available.

    nearby towns:
    California Hot Springs
    local links:

    Sequoia Pottery & Supply
    Balch Park Pack Station
    Wildfire 2021: Windy Fire
    Wildfire 2020: Castle Fire

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