North Grove Campground

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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  • North Grove Campground surrounds a lower montane meadow.- North Grove Campground
  • North Grove Campground.- North Grove Campground
  • Meadow campsite in the North Grove Campground.- North Grove Campground
  • Giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the North Grove.- North Grove Campground
  • The nearby North Grove Trail.- North Grove Campground
  • Pacific dogwoods (Cornus nuttallii) come into bloom in spring around North Grove Campground.- North Grove Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Camping near giants trees.
Cons: 
Crowds on summer weekends.
Region:
Yosemite + Central Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$35.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
74
Group sites: 
2
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of two campgrounds in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, North Grove Campground offers camping within close proximity to some of the oldest trees on earth, the giant sequoias of the North Grove. Laid out in a loop orientation surrounding a lower montane meadow, the campground has some sites that can accommodate RVs and trailers (no hookups) and others for cars and tents.

About half of the campground's sites lie on the meadow’s fringe, with the other half set back slightly in the shade of the conifer forest. The campground is fully open May through September, with reduced sites available October through November and March through April. The campground is fully closed December through February.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park offers a variety or recreation opportunities, including hiking trails and fishing on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River. The main draw, of course, is wandering through the groves of the ancient sequoias of the North and South Groves; the campground is a stone’s throw from the North Grove Trail.

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