• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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Cold Springs Campground

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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?

Cave formation.

The small gravity-defying cave formations found in Sequoia and Kings Canyon caves are known as helictites. They form due to the capillary action of acidic solutions and are composed of the minerals calcite and aragonite.