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badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby TCHN DAD » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:39 am

Hi,

Does anyone have any experience with campsite availability at Badger Flat campground near the Twin lakes Trail heads during the week? I am not interested in the group campground that is accessible through reserve america. I am considering staying there before setting off on a two night backpacking trip.

Our trip is scheduled to start on Monday of next week, 7/29, leaving from Los Angeles. We will arrive on Monday afternoon, stay through Thursday, and leave on Friday morning. Tuesday and Wednesday nights are a backpacking trip into Twin Lakes.

Thanks

Rod



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Re: badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:34 am

Hi Rod,

The Sierra NF site usage as "light" which means during the week you should not have
any problems getting a site.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... Campground
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:29 pm

a fire has closed all trails in that area. you will want to call the nf office in prather and see about conditions of other trails.

we are heading to courtright instead. my group is a backpacking class, all newbs, so we will be heading to cliff or hobler.
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Re: badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Was hoping the lightening was not going to start up any fires in this dangerously
dry year. :(
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 429099.pdf
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Re: badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby korkwood » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:57 pm

I have camped at Badger Flat many times, it's not used much, never a problem finding spot.
There is another trail head called Rattlesnake close to Sample Meadow campground, I like camping there much more than at Badger Flat. But Badger Flat has great forest road after crossing creek over new bridge. 4wd is needed to get more than a mile up this road leading to abandoned farm and great secluded camping.
Twin lakes is great trail.
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Re: badger flat campground availability during week?

Postby TCHN DAD » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:47 am

korkwood wrote:I have camped at Badger Flat many times, it's not used much, never a problem finding spot.
There is another trail head called Rattlesnake close to Sample Meadow campground, I like camping there much more than at Badger Flat. But Badger Flat has great forest road after crossing creek over new bridge. 4wd is needed to get more than a mile up this road leading to abandoned farm and great secluded camping.
Twin lakes is great trail.


Hi,

Just to clarify, it seems like from your post, that the road to Badger flat is a good road, but after Badger Flat, you need 4wd to go farther up to an abandon farm. Is that correct?

I need to be able to get into Badger Flat CG to set up base with my pop up tent trailer. I dont' have 4wd.

I am assuming that you can get to Badger Flat before Kaiser Pass road narrows. Is that correct?

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