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Attention: Due to recent fires the main road to the campground are closed. Back road to accsess campground will remain open travel Highway 41 to 222 then to 274 to Beasore Road, to Grizzly Road, to Minarets Road. This will expire on 9/15/14
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

SWEETWATER, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SWEETWATER
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sweetwater Campground is laid out in a single loop along Chiquito Creek, shaded by pine, oak and cedar trees. Most sites overlook the creek or a brook that also runs by the campground.

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.

Sweetwater Campground is located close to Mammoth Pool Reservoir near the Ansel Adams Wilderness. This area is known for its jagged peaks, including 13,157-foot Mt. Ritter, and numerous lakes and streams.

Recreation:

The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.

Facilities:

Each campsite contains a picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Campers must bring drinking water. Supplies are available nearby at Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort.

Parking spurs are dirt and paved, but tight turns and trees at the edge of interior roads make this camp most ideal for pop-up tent trailers, slide-ins and tent campers.

Nearby Attractions:

A popular pastime in the area is taking a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum RV length is 20 feet
  • Drinking water is not provided at this campground
  • This is bear country; please store food properly in provided food storage lockers
  • Mammoth Pool is closed to boating and fishing May 1st to June 16th for deer migration
  • 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 for more information about 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 Sierra National Forest Headquarters, (559) 297-0706.
  • No more than two pets per site
    • 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):
    37.365, -119.35222
    37°21'54"N, 119°21'8"W

    From Fresno, California, take Highway 41 north. Turn northeast on Forest Road 200 and pass through North Fork. Take Minarets Road east and follow it 37 miles. Turn right on Mammoth Pool Road and follow it 2 miles to Sweetwater Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SWEETWATER

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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