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
Fires and fire pans are not permitted in the winter. Self-contained barbecues 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. The fee for tent or vehicle camping is $10 per night; please self-register at the entrance station. 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: December 18, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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