Southwest Walk-In Campground

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A man peeks out of a white and yellow tent on snow with two backpacks and ski gear nearby.

Winter/Spring Snow Season Camping

Approximately November to May

  • During the winter, there is no water available. The camping fee is for a campsite when the water is off ($10 per night). The fee is $10 per night for vehicle camping iand $10 per night for up to three tents per group. Please self-register and pay for camping at the entrance station. The camping fee is in addition to the park entrance fee and must be paid separately.
  • Fires and fire pans are not permitted in the winter. Self-contained barbecues and gas stoves are allowed in the paved parking area.
  • When snow is on the ground, the location of the Southwest Campground changes to an oversnow area south of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area. Tents are permitted only in the oversnow tent camping area, not in the parking area. Overnight vehicles must park between islands to allow for snow plowing operations. See the Southwest Area winter map below for more details.
Map of Southwest Area including visitor center, parking area, campground, and highway
Southwest Area Winter Map including the winter, snow season campground and overnight parking locations.
A blue shade structure and orange tent at the base of a jagged mountain peak.

Summer/Fall Camping

The Southwest Walk-in Campground is located on the east side of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area. A short walk along a paved walkway provides easy access to each site. The Mill Creek Falls Trail begins from the north side of the campground, below the amphitheater.

Southwest campground map
Southwest Walk-in Campground Map

Last updated: April 20, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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