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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

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    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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Cold Springs Campground

Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.

Cold Springs campground is located 23 miles (37 km) from Highway 198 on the Mineral King Road. The campground is located near the Mineral King Visitor Center amid aspen trees and conifers.

Region

Mineral King area of Sequoia

Elevation

7,500 ft. (2,286 m)

Open

May 30 - October 15, 2014

Reservations

No reservations; first-come, first-serve

Fee

$12/night

Number of sites

31 regular sites
9 walk-in sites (located approximately 100-200 yards walking distance from parking area, depending on site)

RV/Trailer length

Tents only

Pets

Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station

No

Water

Water is turned off mid-October

Groceries, restaurant, showers

2-½ miles (4 km) from Silver City Resort (restaurant, gifts, limited supplies and showers, no gasoline)

Accessibility

Ranger Programs

None

Phone

Yes

Restrooms

Pit toilets

Food storage

Metal food locker - 47"W x 17"D x 34"H

Nearby Attractions

Sequoia grove

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Download the Cold Springs campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

 
Cold Springs Campground map, Sequoia National Park.

Did You Know?

Speleothem, a cave formation.

Crystal Cave, a marble cavern, is a complex maze more than 3 miles long. Parts of it are open via tours. Many varieties of beautiful speleothems decorate the cave, including rarely formed "shields" and "raft cones." A number of unique species of animals live in the cave and its stream. More...