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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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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.


Mineral King area of Sequoia


7,500 ft. (2,286 m)


May 30 - October 27, 2014
Note!: From October 15-27 no water available in campground. Dry camping only.


No reservations; first-come, first-serve



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


Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station



Potable water available: May 30 until October 15, 2014.
No water: October 15-27, 2014.

Groceries, restaurant, showers

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


Ranger Programs





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?

California flag with a grizzly bear on it.

Although California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, no grizzlies live in California anymore. The last known grizzly in the state was shot in 1922 just outside what is now Kings Canyon National Park. The remaining bears are all black bears -- no matter what color they are.