Backcountry Haven

Date Received:9/2014

Region =

Submitted By = David Donnenfield
Phone = 415-640-3012

E-Mail =

Park/Location = Sierra National Forest
Campground = Private
Location = 34323 Bear Clover Circle, North Fork, CA

Type = Private
Potable Water Available = yes
Horse Water Available = yes
Telephone = yes
Restroom = yes
Showers = yes
Firepits = yes
Picnic tables = yes
Bear Proof Containers = n/a
Dogs in Camp = no
Dogs on Trails = no
Camp Host = yes
Corrals = yes
High ties = no
Store = 1 mile
Trailer Access = 1 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Trailer Parking = 1 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Trails Level = 2 - 9 (1/easy - 10/difficult)
Rider Level = 2 - 9 (1/beginner - 10/very experianced)

Dogs allowed in camp = no
Dogs allowed on trails = no

Fee = yes, please refer to reservation website @

Reservations Required = yes
Reserve Through =
Contact Name = David Donnenfield
Contact Phone = 415-640-3012
Contact email =



Living Room

More Info:

This is a guest house for horse and rider in the foothills of the Central Sierras near the town of North Fork, CA (near Yosemite and approximately 35 miles north/east of Fresno).

It is the perfect jumping off point to over 40 trails of varying difficulty that are described in detail in two guidebooks, "Central Sierra Nevada Horse Trails" available at

At nearly, 3,000 foot elevation, the property is ideal for acclimatizing to higher elevations. It boasts six corrals and a barn, and is secluded without being isolated. The place will comfortably accommodate 12 people and 10 horses if sharing corrals.

Set among pine and oak woodland, our authentic log home has five bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen with ample counter space, large living room with wood-burning stove, and a covered veranda for outdoor living. Use the large BBQ to cook up your favorite dishes and enjoy them at the outdoor tables.

Four bedrooms have a queen bed and one has a king-size bed. The large bedroom also has a log-framed bunk bed. Two bathrooms and a separate vanity sink area provide plenty of personal space. There is an upstairs reading/game table area. Downstairs you will find a large flat screen and surround sound system with BluRay and Apple TV. There is internet and cell phone coverage.

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