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Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

DINKEY CREEK, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Dinkey Creek is spread out along the banks of its namesake creek in a thick forest of Ponderosa pines and cedars. The facility's high country setting with trees, streams and open space, make it a scenic destination for all types of visitors.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Recreation:

Dinkey Creek has 2 swimming areas: The Slicks and Honeymoon Pool, both of which contain pools carved out of granite. Anglers can fish Dinkey Creek for brown and rainbow trout.

Hikers can walk the Dinkey Creek Trail. Mountain bikers also have trail access in this area.

Facilities:

There is a group site that can accommodate up to 50 people. The rest are a mix of standard or tent-only single sites.

An on-site amphitheater offers educational programs on summer weekends. There is a picnic site located on large sandy flat above the creek at the north end of the campground.

All sites have paved spurs, picnic tables and fire grills; accessible sites are available. Drinking water and both vault and flush toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

McKinley Grove is 6 miles away. Famous for its giant Redwoods, the area offers leisurely hikes and picnicking opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Bait Shop
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Six person limit per site including children.
  • Please register at the campground office; if closed, register the following morning
  • Maximum vehicle length is 35 feet
  • Bears frequent the area; please store food in bear-proof containers
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.07306, -119.15389
    37°4'23"N, 119°9'14"W

    From Clovis, California, travel east on Highway 168 to Shaver Lake. Turn southeast onto Dinkey Creek Road and travel 13 miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    DINKEY CREEK
    SIERRA
      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)841-2705
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