Lemon Cove, CA is a census designated place in Tulare County which is located between Woodlake and Three Rivers. It was originally called Lime Kiln because of the abundance of lime deposits. James William Center Pogue arrived in California in 1857. The Pogues transferred to Dry Creek after the 1868 flood and planted oranges and lemons in the area that had a non-tropical weather. The family later moved and transplanted their citrus trees to the area that is now called Lemon Cove. BBOnline recommends the many attractions of Lemon Cove, including the Lemon Cove Sequoia Campground.
Lemon Cove Sequoia Campground
32075 Sierra Drive (Hwy 198)
PO Box 44269
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
The biggest attractions near the Lemon Cove Sequoia Campground are the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Sequoia National Forest. You can see giant sequoia trees that and experience the calm and serenity of a quiet family outing. The campground has tent sites available with shade trees and grass. There are electric sites with 50-amperes rating and propane tanks for sale. There is also a laundry room, dump station and mini mart. You can take hot showers in the shower rooms and to keep you cool on hot summer days, the campground has a pool. For those who are looking for more comfort, you can stay in a Lemon Cove Inn for the rest of your trip.
Kids can enjoy the playground in the campground while the grownups can amuse themselves with billiards, the recreation room, play outdoor games like volleyball or just simply bird watch. Take time out to try the campgrounds and also to tour the nearby towns of Three Rivers and Visalia, or go fishing and boating on Lake Kaweah.
Horse Creek (Lake Kaweah) Campground
PO Box 44270
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
This campground is on the shore of the lake, which is why the campground is closed during the summer months; there is often seasonal flooding from mid-April to mid-July. The 80 campsites are well space out and each tent site has a canopy or tree shade. There is a playground, a boat launch, a dump station and fire pits. There are two restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. You can go hiking, fishing, boating, water skiing and picnicking within the area. When you are staying at a Lemon Cove Bed and Breakfast, it might also be a great idea to try out a night at the Horse Creek Campground.
Giant Sequoia National Monument
1839 S. Newcomb St.
Porterville, CA 93257
Another attraction near the Lemon Cove area is the Giant Sequoia National Monument. This area is now a total of 353,000 acres with 33 sequoia groves. There are six groves of the world's biggest trees that are open for exploration. The largest is about 35 feet across and almost 300 feet tall. The Indian Basin Grove has a campground in it, the Princess Campground, with three major loops.