Cold Springs Campground is located 23 miles (37 km) from Highway 198 on the Mineral King Road. The campground is located near the Mineral King Visitor Center amid aspen and evergreen trees. Situated along the east fork of the Kaweah River, this remote campground is open to tent camping during the summer season. The campground is located one hour from the town of Three Rivers, one and a half hours from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park, and two and a half hours to Giant Forest Museum.Campsite Information
This campground has 40 campsites available for tents only on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations available). The campsite fee is $12 per night. There are 31 regular sites and 9 walk-in sites (located approximately 100-200 yards walking distance from parking area, depending on site). In 2017, the campground was scheduled to open on May 24, but a delay is now a strong possibility. An avalanche in the area left debris along the road to the campground that must be cleared to allow access. It will be open until noon on October 25.Amenities or Services
Cold Springs Campground has:
- A pay telephone
- Vault toilets
- Potable water until October 10, 2017 (no water beginning October 11)
- Trailheads nearby and a giant sequoia grove at Atwell Mill about 5 miles (8 km) away
A restaurant, small gift store, limited supplies, and showers are available at the Silver City Resort (on private land) 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the campground. More extensive services can be found in the town of Three Rivers, 27 miles (44 km) west of Cold Springs Campground.Other Information
You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H) that is resistant to bears when properly latched. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.
A map of the campground is shown below. Download the Cold Springs Campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)