The property is located in the lower foothills of eastern Fresno County; You can google attractions and things to do.... But you will see that there is more than enough to do when parking at this site. There are (4) major casinos all within a 30-minute drive; a major lake (pine Flat) located 20 minutes from parking; Sequoia National Forrest is located 35 minutes away; The Kings River and Fly Fishing across the street; Hiking and vista views at the top of the mountain. You will be parking at the base of Tivy Mountain, located at approx... 600 foot above sea level. It's very very hot in mid-summer months June July August and September.... VERY HOT... We had 51 days in triple digits this last year. There is an active organic farming operation ongoing during your stay; so no chemicals and you will only hear occasional sounds of farming during your stay, but you are removed from the farming activity by a small hillside.
1. No waste or freshwater dumping at the campsite.
2. All animals kept confined, or on leach (we reserve the right to impose upon the guest that the animals may have to stay inside the coach or trailer? If you have barkers or animals that control you instead of you controlling them you are not welcome. Keep POO with YOU !
3. This is a "high fire prone area" and we have very strict rules about managing anything that can spark a fire, including smoking, vaping, lighters, campfires, and Bar B Ques. We have firewood available if you have a ring and a saw, ax, or any other way prep it for burning unless your willing to walk about the property around the wood pile area and pick up loose wood. If you want to burn we charge a $ 5.00 cleaning charge per night that you stay or burn.... So that means we clean up and remove the ash for $ 5.00 bucks/ Fair/
4. Absolutely NO BURNING during posted months/ Posting and notices in this area by Cal Fire.
5. Your coach, RV or Trailer must be insured.
6. Any "extended stay" beyond 5 days must be worked out with the management for a fee.
7. Any and all visitors must check in with management and call ahead at least 24 hours to check availability.
8. Nothing found on the property can be removed from the property without checking with management first.
9. Respect the boundaries of the "BOONDOCKERS AREA" your space is as wide as your slide outs plus awing and your tow vehicle.
10. Only Parking with self-contained RV's is allowed; no pitching tents and inviting guest's to stay in the tents.
11. Management reserves the right to refuse services to anyone for any reason, and to remove anyone for any reason so behave baby.
OK, this is where it gets tricky..... The parking location is centered in the soft ash like the consistency of ancient sediment that's been accumulated here for over 100 million years. This soil is very very silky in the summer months when things are dry; Requires a 3mph or less speed (creeper speeds) when entering or leaving whether it's an RV or a Pull Trailer or tow vehicle. Some winter days are not assessable, so always call ahead. This parking area is located behind locked gates that have 2x 12' gates or a roughly 24' entrance; it can be a drive-through location or a back in park and pull out..... The gates are opposite each other; and there is ample space for 10 40' RV's at a time, all self-contained, NO DUMPING OF WASTEWATER, GRAY WASTE, OR BLUE WATER, OR FRESH WATER AT THE PARKING SITE. I will have a freshwater access point to located about 1000 feet from the camping area. There is a $ 20.00 charge for all the water you can pump into your RV or Storage Unit. It's from a Fresh Water Well....
Keep your tow attached to the unit if you want or detach and park next to your unit; Just respect the safety, security, and space of the other campers, please.
"We do a lot of last minute trips in the summer, but feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you."
Wonder Valley Resort, Pine Flat Lake, The Kings River, Avocado Lake, Sequoia National Park etc....
Best life’s sunset... on the top of the hill with view of all lemon trees... Wow!
Keith and Tania are so kind, helpful, generous... and friendly... for sure if we lived nearer we would like become their friends and visit them often ❤️ And give a hand with the farm 😉
Thanks a lot for all. You are welcome home when you want!
It was a pleasure to stay at lemonman's. He was very accommodating and helpful. We stayed 3 nights there and enjoyed our time. We spend most of our days at avocado lake wich is a 2 minutes drive from his property. It was very very hot during the days so it was nice for us and the kids to swim in the lake. Kings canyon and sequoia park are also a 45 minutes drive away by the 180. Lemonman allowed us to go in the mountains he has in his property to look at the beautiful sunset. He even brought a snake so the kids could touch one! They loved it. We really felt welcome staying there.
Our host Keith was very friendly. He even took us on a tour around is property. Nice time!
We stayed at the very end of May and it was already hot! We are from Canada so we are not that use to heat!
from keith’s lemon grove we took a couple of day trips to sequoia (45 ish minutes to kings canyon entrance) and yosemite (about two hours) during our stay and were so grateful to have a peaceful, safe place to rest our tired heads at night as well as a safe place to keep our rig while we were gone during the day.
keith and tanya were very welcoming and so helpful! we loved learning a little about lemon farming and the beautiful views of the valley from the property.
we also enjoyed evening family walks around a little lake at a park just a short drive down the road from keith’s place.
all in all, wonderful people, great place to park. we’re happy to have happened upon them!
side note: as for things to do in the area it’s fairly limited but for something unique look up ‘cat haven’, a conservatory for wild cats. we passed signs for it on our way back from sequoia and decided to check it out. we took their last tour of the day and found it very interesting and educational. the cats look to be very well taken care of. the facilities are very tidy and our guide was very knowledgable.
they take in rescues and cats that have retired. we felt like it was a neat experience so check that out if it sounds interesting!
Great spot!! Met us upon arrival, gave us options for where to park our rig. He had another Boondocker there for the night and had plenty of space for both of us. We met our “neighbours” and had a great chat. He offer us some fresh lemons off his farm and gave us some local knowledge for visiting sequoia national park. Would love to return.
Wow! What a fun place to spend a couple of nights. We arrived at Keith and Tanya’s 140 acre organic citrus farm right after the first harvest. These two are great hosts and invited us to pick some of the remaining fruit; we enjoyed LOTS of fresh squeezed Lemonaid. And the sunsets - awesome. It was so nice to come back to this quiet farm after the traffic/crowds at Sequioa National Park. Great stay!
The lemon man is the best and if you have a small rig you will get the most beautiful view of the surrounding valley. We enjoyed our stay a lot and we would recommend anyone to go here! We even got amazing lemons and limes and homemade stuff from them :) In google maps it’s N Piedra road and less far then google maps will sent you. Absolutely worth the little search though!