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Old 06-13-2021, 08:53 PM   #1
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My wife and I spent 6/7 through 6/12 at Upper Stony Creek in site 16. The campground varied between 50% and 100% full. M/T/W nights were cold, mid 30s, so a lot of people in tents left early or never showed up. The camp host, Manual, I think, was great, and said they have been getting a lot of cancellations. The site itself was really nice but not that level, the flattest spot I could find was 4.5 inches low on one side. Made the step out the door a big one. Other than that, I couldn't have been happier. Centrally locate to both NPs, 5 minutes from Stony Creek Lodge with a store and gas, 30 minutes to Hume Lake, and 10 minutes to Grant Grove Village. The only real negative on the trip was there are no showers in the forest or NPs. Nearest showers are private RV parks outside the NPs.
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Thanks for the trip report! Aren't the Sequoias amazing?

It's a sad fact that ten percent of all of the giant trees were killed in the last few back-country wildfires. The fire damage is not visible unless you hike into the boonies, but it is a tragedy.

Fun fact for next trip -- when there is enough water in Stony Creek, there are swimming holes available out in the middle of nowhere! Wear sandals or tennis shoes -- the stream-side rocks are both hot and slick.
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Yes they are. We really like the area and keep going back. We went up stream from upper stony campground a little ways to a few fishing holes/swimming holes. Not more than a mile. We were going to go up farther but the trail seemed to disappear and we were basically bushwhacking. Are the holes you are talking about upstream or downstream? And where is the start of the trail?
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Fell in love with Stoney Creek when we camped there in 1967. We kids (I was 11) had fun damming up a nice swimming hole. Funny how the water isn't nearly as cold when you're a kid. Been back many times.
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Fell in love with Stoney Creek when we camped there in 1967. We kids (I was 11) had fun damming up a nice swimming hole. Funny how the water isn't nearly as cold when you're a kid. Been back many times.
I was thinking yesterday I am ready to go back now. Maybe I can figure out how to go back at the end of summer.
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If you hike down to the creek west of Stony Creek Lodge, there is a natural water slide maybe a half mile downstream. This is me and DW exactly 30 years ago:


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We hiked and fished, mostly fished, down to where Stony Creek and Woodward Creek meet. We were going to go further but were running out of daylight. We also hiked upstream, above Upper Stony Creek campground and saw some slides.
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