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Sequoia Lake
town  surf. area  elev.  veg  contact
Grant Grove  77 acre  5300  pines YMCA
209-226-2267
209-335-2886

 fish:

trout
 
sail ®
canoe
®
kayak
NO
PUBLIC
DAY
USE
camp - run as a private camp by the YMCA. Check out Hume Lake as another option.
Private YMCA Family Camp


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Due to the ongoing wildfires, numerous forests, parks and campgrounds are closed to the public. Campfires may not be allowed, even inside of developed campgrounds.

Most National Parks, California State Parks, County Parks and BLM lands are still open for recreation. Certain parks and forests have re-opened. Some National Forests are partially OPEN: Plumas NF, Sierra NF, SixRivers NF. Several remain CLOSED, due to forest fires: Eldorado National Forest (Caldor Fire); Sequoia National Forest (Windy Fire); Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park (KNP Complex Fire); Lassen National Forest (Dixie Fire)



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