Southwest Campground

The Southwest Walk-in Campground is CLOSED for the 2024 season due to hazardous conditions from the Dixie Fire. It is normally open year-round.

Camping in self-contained vehicles is OPEN and permitted in the adjacent parking area year-round with a camping fee.

  • No tent camping is permitted anywhere near the southwest area including the parking area or Southwest Walk-in Campground in 2024.
  • Visitors interested in tent camping in this region must follow backcountry camping regulations.
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

  • No tent camping is permitted anywhere near the southwest area including the parking area, Southwest Walk-in Campground, or oversnow camping area south of the lot in 2024.
  • Visitors interested in tent camping must follow backcountry camping regulations.

Self-contained camping is still allowed in the SW parking area, fees apply, no tents. Fires and fire pans including portable gas fire pits are prohibited in the winter.

  • Water is not available in the campground; water and restrooms are available inside the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule.
  • The winter/spring camping fee is $10 per night for each self-contained vehicle. 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.
  • Overnight vehicles must park between islands to allow for snow plowing operations.
  • Fires and fire pans are not permitted in the winter. Self-contained barbecues and gas stoves are allowed in the paved parking area.
  • See the Southwest Area winter map below for more details.
Southwest Area Winter Map including overnight parking locations. Note the Oversnow Tent Camping area shown on map is not open.
A blue shade structure and orange tent at the base of a jagged mountain peak.

Summer/Fall Camping

Notice: 2024 Season Closed Due to Dixie Fire
The summer walk-in campsites will remain closed in 2024 due to impacts from the 2021 Dixie Fire. There is no estimate for when the campsites will be available, however the Southwest Campground is a high-priority for post-fire rehabilitation.

Approximately June through October
Walk-in tent campsites are 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 of the 21 sites. The Mill Creek Falls Trail begins from the north side of the campground, below the amphitheater.
Use caution when recreating through burned areas. Standing dead trees can fall without warning. Learn more about burned area safety.

Basic Information

Accessibility Information
Southwest campground map
Southwest Walk-in Campground Map

Last updated: January 20, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


530 595-4480

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