Southwest Walk-In Campground

Campsite at Southwest Walk-in Campground

NPS Photo

 
Map of southwest area showing visitor center, southwest campground, parking area, and snow-covered park highway

Temporary Winter Campground Relocation

The Southwest Walk-in Campground and area is temporarily closed. Snow removal equipment operating in the adjacent parking area throws snow into the campground, which can cause injury or damage to equipment.

A temporary campground area is located at the south end of the parking area between the water treatment building and entrance station (see map at right).

Camping in vehicles is permitted in the overnight parking area (with camping) fee.
 

The Southwest 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 trail begins from the north side of the campground. Additional areas nearby include the Brokeoff Mountain trailhead, Ridge Lakes trailhead and Sulphur Works hydrothermal area.

Region

Southwest

Elevation

6700 feet

Season

Open year round, snow camping in winter

Reservations

First-come, first-served only

Fee

$16 / $10 (dry camping)

Number of sites

21

Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only

Accessibility

N/A

Restrooms

Flush toilets available mid-May until mid-October (Flush toilets available year-round in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule)

Water

Potable water available mid-May until mid-October (Water available year-round in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule)

Food storage

Metal food locker (more about food storage)

Dump station

No

Amenities

Cafe, gift shop (see operating hours)

Pets

Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

Phone

Emergency phone

Recreation

Hiking, backpacking

Notes

  • Reservation cards may be posted by the park for park sponsored groups.
  • The walk-in is located adjacent to the parking area, and campsites are accessed via a short walk on a paved path.
  • RVs may park overnight in the campground parking lot. Fee applies.

    Download the Southwest Campground handout with map (pdf, 144KB).
 
Southwest campground map
Southwest Walk-in Campground Map

Last updated: February 20, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480

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