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Cold Springs Campground (ca)

7 Reviews

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About This Campground

National Park Service

Overview

The Mineral King area features the highest elevation campground in the parks. At 7,500 feet (2280 m), it is only open during the summer months. A narrow, winding, largely unpaved road leads to the area and its two campgrounds. **RVs and trailers are not recommended on Mineral King Road…

Fee Info

  • ENTRANCE FEES APPLY: 1-7 Day Pass- $35 per vehicle (private, non-commercial). $20 per person (on foot, bicycle, or bus). $30 per motorcycle (not per person). 12 month pass available at Ash Mountain & Big Stump Entrance Stations. Check www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/fees.htm for details. *…
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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 20 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Cold Springs Campground (ca)

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Rachel N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Gorgeous stay

The entire grounds are beautiful, but if you can stay by the river, you should! Recommend getting a site not directly by the bathrooms because they are vault toilets and the smell tends to drift. No showers or running water, but silver city resort is right down the road and has showers, food, and…

  • Site 30 (closest to vault toilets)
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Matt B.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2019

Beautiful camp ground

I’ve been up into the mineral king valley several times but only once stayed at this campground. It is truest beautiful. It is quite a drive as other reviews have said and extremely windy. Once you turn off SR-198 in Three Rivers it will take an hour to get to the campground, it’s only 23 miles.…

Jill F.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2018

Been camping here for 20 years

Cold Springs campground is a must for camping in Mineral King. Remote, but not too remote and great for kids. Closed in winter due to snow. Usually open late May through October.

Getting to this campground takes a little patience. It is about 45 min drive from SR-198 on Mineral King Rd (partially…

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Location

Cold Springs Campground (ca) is located in California

Directions

Cold Springs campground is located 23 miles (37 km) from Highway 198 on the Mineral King Road. **The road is narrow, winding and steep, deeply rutted in sections, and mostly unpaved. It is not advised for longer vehicles, including trailers and other recreational vehicles.** **RVs and trailers are not permitted in campgrounds.**

Coordinates

36.45138901 N
118.61213236 W

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About This Campground

Overview

The Mineral King area features the highest elevation campground in the parks. At 7,500 feet (2280 m), it is only open during the summer months. A narrow, winding, largely unpaved road leads to the area and its two campgrounds. RVs and trailers are not recommended on Mineral King Road and are not permitted in campgrounds. Mineral King is not connected to the rest of Sequoia National Park by roads.

Recreation

Trails to alpine lakes and mountain passes begin nearby.

Facilities

Nestled among amid aspen trees and conifers, the campground is located near the Mineral King Ranger Station

Natural Features

Hikes into the backcountry out of Mineral King will give visitors an ever deeper understanding of the beauty and uniqueness of Sequoia National Park. Hike to alpine lakes and over mountain passes, or climb a peak.

Nearby Attractions

There are limited services at Silver City Resort, 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the campground.

Charges & Cancellations

Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Additional fees will apply for late cancellations

All cancellations made between midnight on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival are considered late cancellations and will incur a $10.00 cancellation fee and will also forfeit the first night’s use fee. Cancellations for a single night’s reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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