Big Sandy Campground is a best-kept secret, perfect for campers who are looking for a bit of solitude in gorgeous Sierra National Forest. Directly adjacent to Big Creek, this campground is host to a variety of activity options.

This campground is a great location to stay if you wish to do a day trip into Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park. The campground operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each camp site comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The campground provides bathrooms, but bring extra potable water for drinking and cooking. The fee for a single site is $26, and the additional vehicle fee is $7/night. Dogs are allowed for $2/night. Big Sandy Campground is generally open from May - November. 

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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Elevation Gain 5855 Feet
Activities Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Dog Friendly
Picnic Area


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