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Free Camping Trips Exploring the Wildest Parts of the Sierra Nevada

CalWild has scheduled three family camping trips to explore threatened wild places on our public lands in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Forest Service recently released for public review and comment draft plans for more than 4 million acres of public lands in the eastern and southern Sierra Nevada. These plans determine which rivers and wild areas are eligible for Wild & Scenic and Wilderness protection. Now is the time to explore some of the areas that are threatened by dam building, road construction, logging, mining, and energy development, so that you can help make informed comments to the Forest Service in support of wild lands protection.

All trips are limited to 20 participants and are free of charge. Participants are responsible for their transportation, camping and hiking gear, and food. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Steve Evans at or call (916) 708-3155. Here is the camping trip schedule for June-August 2016:

  • June 24-26: Eastern Sierra and Glass Mountain – Inyo National Forest

Family camping along the spectacular eastern Sierra Escarpment. We’ll visit a potential addition to the Ansel Adams Wilderness and the newly proposed Glass Mountain Wilderness, and hike in Dexter Canyon, a proposed Wild & Scenic River. RSVP here.

  • July 15-17: Kern Plateau – Sequoia National Forest

Family camping in Horse Meadow Campground on the beautiful Kern Plateau, northeast of Kernville. We’ll explore potential additions to the Domeland Wilderness and hike along Salmon Creek, a potential Wild & Scenic River. RSVP here.

  • August 19-21: Dinkey Creek – Sierra National Forest

Family camping at the popular Dinkey Creek Campground. We’ll explore Dinkey Creek, a potential Wild & Scenic River, and the Bear Mountain-Marble Point potential Wilderness. RSVP here.