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Sierra National Forest Fall Camping

Sierra National Forest Fall Camping

When looking for a mountain range to explore, the Sierra Nevada has got to be on the top of everyone’s list. Growing up in northern California, the Sierra’s were well within driving distance. My family spent many summer weekends hunting and fishing in those beautiful mountains. The many National Forrest districts located in the Sierra’s offer a wide variety of recreational activities. Camping is one of those activities that is loved by most outdoor adventurists. The Sierra National Forest which is located on the western side of the Sierra’s, is today’s focal point. Specifically, we are going to highlight Sierra National Forest Fall Camping.


As we said, camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Sierra National Forest. The National Forrest campgrounds are very well maintained and offer various amenities – depending on your choice of location. Due to the seemingly always dry California summers, fire permits are always required on the Sierra National Forest, permits can obtained in any of the USDA offices.

Dirt Flat Campground

A very nice campground situated on the north side of the Merced River, is the Dirt Flat Campground. This small campground features tent sites right on the river. The campsites at Dirt Flat offer picnic tables, grills and fire rings. This site does not drinking water so be sure to carry-in plenty. Sierra National Forest Fall Camping.

Sierra National Forest Fall Camping

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Remember, this is Bear Country. Always use food storage containers and don’t be one of those who wish later that they didn’t try to feed the bears. Rattlesnakes and poison oak are also known to be more prevalent than we would all prefer.

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Railroad Flat Campground

This Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground is also located along the Merced River.  Oak and pine trees provide lots of shade at this campground.  Every site has a table and grill. 3 walk-in sites and 6 RV sites are available at Railroad Flats..

Sierra National Forest Fall Camping



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