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Cold Springs Campground

Capacity: 240 People
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days between June 14 and September 14, 30 Days per year
Number of Sites: 40 Campsites
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 205 Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks
Recommended Season: Summer
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Usage: Heavy in Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle windy, dirt road

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General Description

Cold Springs Campground lies in the East Fork Kaweah River Valley along Mineral King Road. This site opens in late May and closes each season on October 31. It provides access to mountainous terrain that includes the Great Western Divide, Mineral King Valley and Sequoia National Forest.

The campground consists of 40 individual sites at an elevation of 7,500 feet. No trailers or RVs are permitted in this camping area due to the winding and rough nature of Mineral King Road. Each campsite includes a picnic table and fire pit with grill. Amenities located in the campground include pit toilets and drinking water. Other amenities located nearby include: ranger programs, a pay phone and a riding stable.

Directions from Three Rivers: Travel north on Highway 198 2.5 miles to Mineral King Road. Turn right on Mineral King Road (not recommended for RVs and Trailers) and drive approximately 23 miles to Cold Spring Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through October (NOTE: Opening date varies each year depending on conditions.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
campsite, single unit Call for Current Fee Per Night

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Cold Spring Campground - Paradise Ridge Trail, Atwell-Hockett Trail
ICON Camping Cold Springs Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cold Spring Campground - East Fork Kaweah River
ICON Hiking & Walking Cold Spring Campground - Cold Spring Nature Trail
ICON Bird Identification Cold Spring Campground
ICON Firewood Gathering Cold Spring Campground - only downed and dead wood, best to bring wood to campground from outside National Park
ICON Mushroom Identification Cold Spring Campground
ICON Plant Identification Cold Spring Campground
ICON Wildflower Identification Cold Spring Campground
ICON Mountain Biking Cold Spring Campground - Mineral King Road
ICON Scenic Driving Cold Spring Campground - Mineral King Road, not recommended for RVs and trailers
ICON Attending Talks & Programs Cold Spring Campground - Mineral King Ranger Station
ICON Viewing Scenery Cold Spring Campground

Related Activities
Cold Springs Nature Trail - The exhibits along this easy one-mile trail illustrate the natural history of the Mineral King Valley.

Mineral King Road - This road leads 25 miles eastward from Highway 198 at Hammond. It provides access to a plethora of recreation opportunities.

Tar Gap Trail - This trail is very steep for the first mile then levels for the remainder of the trip to Hockett Meadows.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, 47050 Generals Highway , Three Rivers, CA, 93271-9651, Phone: 559-565-3341, Fax: 559-565-3730, TTY: 559-565-3196


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