FAQs about Kennedy Meadows
Meadows is a small island of private land surrounded by national
never had major commercial recreational development; hence no
advertising and little knowledge of the place among southern
roads access Kennedy Meadows: From
About 6,200 feet.
Golden Trout, German and Brown trout populate the South Fork,
Pacific Crest Trail runs through Kennedy Meadows.
Hundreds of miles of hiking and horse trails spiderweb the
OHV enthusiasts use hundreds of miles of dedicated trails
(bikes not allowed on hiking and horse trails).
The most popular are the
38 spaces, water, in
73 spaces, near OHV trails. Water,
meadow-side camping sites.
other campgrounds and dispersed fire-safe sites near Kennedy Meadows.
pine, juniper, sage, rabbit brush, Mormon tea and wildflowers,
including lupine and Indian paintbrush, cover most of the landscape in
and around Kennedy Meadows.
After a wet winter, the pinions produce some of the largest
pine nuts in the world.
few miles above Kennedy Meadows, the pinion give way to giant
Ponderosa Pine, fir and spruce.
Meadows General Store: Offers camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, food,
“Chuck Wagon BBQ” in summer, propane, campfire wood, pay phone.
Mail hold for Pacific Crest Trail hikers. Meet residents,
tourists and Pacific Crest Trail Hikers on “The Porch,” open
, and later on weekends. Special
events include annual chili cook-off, fish derby, Dutch oven potluck.
Restaurant, steaks, beer and wine, ice cream, special events.
Restaurant, some supplies.
Fire Department: Fire station, fire truck and
Kennedy Meadows Community Volunteer First Aid Team (KMCVFAT):
first aid assistance to the community and visitors. The team is
trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), has an
automated external defibrillator (
Phone Company: Local phone service.
Aids in community projects.
Propane and fuel deliveries.
Solar and small wind generators.
Solar panels, inverters, batteries and supplies.
(Kennedy Meadows Property Owners Association) publishes quarterly
newsletter, acts as voice of Kennedy Meadows with local government.
Established Emergency Call Boxes in and around Kennedy Meadows,
water tanks for auxiliary fire use, and brush removal.
Annual Memorial Day Road Clean-Up and BBQ.