Destination guide

National parks and city life near Badger

Nestled near the ruggedly beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Badger, California is close to glistening lakes, soaring granite cliffs, and meandering trails which weave through acres of conifer forests, meadows filled with wildflowers, and ancient groves of towering sequoia trees. Cozy Badger vacation rentals are close to the wild nature of several national parks, as well as bustling cities with vibrant nightlife, fine restaurants, and family entertainment. Small and rustic, Badger is a true wilderness getaway with clear nights for star-gazing, and long, hot summer days for wading in clear streams or hitting the trails for mountain bike treks and glimpses of wildlife.

Things to do

Experience a fairy tale-like castle in Badger

Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park are treasure troves of inspiring outdoor adventures from fly fishing and hiking, to star gazing and horseback riding. The Crystal Cave is an amazing place to tour, a marble cave with cave-adapted wildlife, stalactites, and stalagmites. For a true escape from the ordinary, a day trip to Hearst Castle is a lavish glimpse into a bygone lifestyle of exquisite pools, terraced gardens, and 165 opulent rooms in the castle itself.


Waterfalls and sledding in Badger

In the hills near Badger, spectacular waterfalls tumble over sheer cliffs and majestic sequoias tower above the forest floor, beckoning relaxed walkers and serious hikers to partake of the splendors of the Sierra Nevada mountains through the warm weather months. In winter, there are opportunities to learn how to snowshoe, cross-country ski, or jump on a sled for a thrilling ride down a snow-covered hill. For adventures further afield, the rocky shoreline of the West Coast is only 3 hours away. There you'll find steaming bowls of clam chowder, picturesque coastal villages, and a real castle atop an enchanted hill.


Enjoy the sun in Badger

With over 260 days of sunshine per year, Badger is a hotspot for summer and winter adventures in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Summer temperatures are often up in the 90s, so that's a great time of year to go swimming or take to the rivers and lakes for canoeing and kayaking. Summer mornings are the best time for hiking before it gets too hot. Winters are in the mid-30s, with an average snowfall of 91 inches. As the snow builds, Badger vacation rentals are warm and cozy places to retreat to after a day out cross-country skiing or sledding.

Natural features

Badger is close to nature and close to the sea

Badger is tucked away in the heart of Central California, close to Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and the Sequoia National Forest. Bordered by vast forests and soaring mountains on the east, Badger is only an hour away from Fresno and 2 hours north of Bakersfield. Fortunate hikers in the parks may glimpse black bears, deer, and yellow-bellied marmots, while those spending time on the lakes or rivers will have ample opportunity to see American bullfrogs and rainbow trout.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Badger

The nearest airport is in Visalia, CA (VIS-Visalia Municipal), located 32.3 mi (52 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Badger, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 101 vacation rentals near Badger. From 60 Houses to 2 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Badger for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Badger?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Badger. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hume Lake: 30 vacation rentals
  • General Sherman Tree: 131 vacation rentals
  • Lake Kaweah: 137 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cave: 135 vacation rentals
  • Moro Rock: 131 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Badger listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Badger?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 60 Houses in Badger. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Badger include:

  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available
  • Cottages: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Badger?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Badger. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.