Quaking Aspen Campground rests in a high mountain valley in the Sequoia National Forest, 27 miles east of Springville and 41 miles from Porterville. It provides a great escape from the summer heat, and the site is among towering aspens and pines along a lush meadow. We will be close to hiking trails, Giant Redwood groves, and the famous Trail of 100 Giants. Also, close by is Dome Rock and the Needles Lookout. Elevation is 7,000 feet.
We will be at the Group Site B at Quaking Aspen Campground in the Sequoia National Forest, which holds a maximum of 25 campers. The site has improved vaulted toilets, fire ring, tables and potable water. Parking space is very limited, and carpooling is highly recommended. There is overflow parking available.
Activities – We are also a short drive from Peppermint Creek Falls and the California Hot Springs Resort.
Arrive any time after 2 PM and set up your tent. Meet and greet snacks around 5-6 PM and dinner is on your own with campfire at sundown.
Group hike or explore, GO tea 4PM, group campfire
Group hike or explore, potluck dinner, group campfire
Breakfast on your own and relax until check out time at 12 noon.
How to Get There/Transportation
From Porterville take route 190 east toward Springville. The campground is about 28 miles past Springville and not far once you reach Camp Nelson. The road has many curves and switchbacks. Please use Google maps or Mapquest for specific directions from your address.
Carpooling is highly recommended. Please plan on making your own carpooling arrangements. The trip leader will provide possible carpooling suggestions. Due to parking restrictions, we cannot accommodate large RV’s on this trip.
This site is for tent camping. All regular camping equipment is needed, including a tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, stove and fuel, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery, folding chair, and a cooler with food. Very limited parking is available for trailers or small RV’s. The weather is variable, so be prepared for cool nights.
Prices: Prices are based upon you being a GO paid member. If not currently a GO member, you will have the option of joining at an additional $25 per person for a one (1) year club membership prior to registration. Each person going must complete a separate registration. You can click here to join.
What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, shorts for kayaking, potluck item for Saturday night, TWO bundles of firewood (please no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned)
Don't forget your towel, swim suit and water shoes.
We recommend you read our suggested 10 essential items to bring - click here.
GO GREEN! Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc. There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.Important reminder everyone: Fill up on gas in Porterville or Springville. There’s sometimes gas at Camp Nelson but it’s not reliable
Cancellation for a full refund must be received by August 13.
Special COVID Related Requirements:
These may be updated/amended by the time of the event
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.
Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.