Campground Opening Schedule

Behind caution tape, two park employees remove fallen trees
Crews (like this one from a previous summer) remove hazard trees from campsites, roads, and trails.

In 2019, several campgrounds throughout these parks will open late due to deep snowpack and hazard trees. Years of drought have left thousands of dead trees, which may suddenly fall into campsites or buildings. As snow melts, park crews are working diligently to clear these hazard trees. Please be aware that these new opening dates may change. Visitor and staff safety remain our top priorities. Check this page before your trip for updates.

If you have made a reservation on Recreation.gov for a campsite impacted by this delay, you will recieve a message at least two weeks in advance of your reservation date.

After hazard tree work is done, campgrounds may appear messy with cut wood. Wood that is dead and has been cut down may be used for campfires, unless fire restrictions are in place.

Foothills Campgrounds

Potwisha Campground

  • Open year-round
  • Sites are available by reservation from May 1 to September 25. At other times, sites are first-come, first-served.

Buckeye Flat Campground

  • Open March 20 - September 25 at noon
  • Sites are available by reservation from May 22 - September 24. At other times, sites are first-come, first-served.

South Fork Campground

  • Open year-round.

Lodgepole Area Campgrounds

Lodgepole Campground

  • A, B, and C Loop sites 01 - 60: Open June 07 - October 16 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.
  • D Loop sites 61 - 68: Open May 22 - December 4 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.
  • Upper Loop sites 69 - 144: Open June 12 - September 25 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.
  • Log Bridge sites 151 - 214: Open May 22 - October 16 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.

Dorst Creek Campground

  • Open July 03 - September 25 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.

Grant Grove Campgrounds

Azalea Campground

  • Azalea Campground will reopen June 28, then be open year-round for first-come, first-served camping.

Crystal Springs Campground

  • Standard tent sites open May 3 - September 25 at noon. Sites are available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Mid-size group sites (A-N) open May 3- September 4 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.
  • In spring to early summer, be prepared for cool temperatures and snowy campsites.

Sunset Campground

  • Open July 3 - September 4 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.

Cedar Grove Campgrounds

Sentinel Campground

  • Open May 10 - November 18 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.

Sheep Creek Campground

  • Open June 28 - October 16 at noon. Sites are first-come, first-served.

Canyon View Campground

  • Mid-size group sites (G1-12): Open May 17 - September 4 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.
  • Large group sites: Open May 17 - September 25 at noon. Sites are available by reservation.

Moraine Campground

  • Open May 22 - September 4 at noon. Sites are first-come, first-served.

Mineral King Campgrounds

Atwell Mill Campground

  • Open June 21 - October 30 at noon. Sites are first-come, first-served.

Cold Springs Campground

  • Open July 10 - October 30 at noon. Sites are first-come, first served.

Wolverton Stock Campgrounds

  • Open June 12 - October 18 at noon. You must complete a reservation request form, which can be found on the campground webpage.
 

More information about camping, including reservations and group camping, is available online.

Last updated: June 12, 2019

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