California Points of Interest

Indian Basin Grove

Indian Basin Grove is a mid size grove of 448 acres with the popular Princess Campground and Indian Basin interpretive trail within its boundaries. Before the Forest Service acquired the grove in the 1930s the area was privately owned. Between 1901 and 1907 the Sanger Lumber Company removed all the mature trees including the ancient giant sequoias. Lumbermen hauled the trees by cable railways over Converse Mountain and down the backside of the mountain to the historic Converse Mill. Massive, giant sequoia stumps remain as silent reminders of the great trees that once grew here.Young giant sequoias have replaced many of the giants that fell to the saw demonstrating the species resilience. In tree ring studies, the stumps continue to help scientists piece together prehistoric and historic weather patterns, fires and droughts. The grove is easy to reach by car on State Highway 180. It is best to visit in the summer because the road can be snowy and icy in the winter. The grove is about 215 acres with sequoias mainly on the south side of Indian Basin Creek.


Points of Interest
Boole Tree
Buck Rock Lookout
Converse Basin Grove
Delilah Lookout
Indian Basin Grove
Junction View
Marble Mountain View
McGee Overlook

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Landslide 9 5,772 ft
Buck Rock 5 7,730 ft
Lily Pad 15 6,553 ft
Hume Lake 74 5,274 ft
Crystal Springs - Kings Canyon National Park 36 6,618 ft
Eshom 23 4,843 ft
Sawmill Flat 10 6,720 ft
Marmot Rock 15 8,225 ft
Azalea - Kings Canyon National Park 110 6,532 ft
Black Rock - Trimmer 10 4,218 ft
Princess 88 5,868 ft
Dorst Creek - Sequoia National Park 218 6,751 ft
Stony Creek 49 6,425 ft
Eastern Big Meadow Road 24 7,622 ft
Buck Meadow 9 6,758 ft
Tenmile 13 5,819 ft
Upper Stony Creek 18 6,521 ft
Sunset - Kings Canyon National Park 157 6,537 ft
Potwisha - Sequoia National Park 43 2,101 ft
Convict Flat 5 3,143 ft