Dinkey Creek Campground

  

Located adjacent to Dinkey Creek, the campground 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. There is a group site that can accommodate up to 50 people. The rest are a mix of standard or tent-only single sites. All sites have paved spurs, picnic tables and fire grills; accessible sites are available. Drinking water is now available at the campground for the summer of 2014. Both vault and flush toilets are provided. There is a Campground host on site and a picnic area located on large sandy flat above the creek at the north end of the campground.

An on-site amphitheater offers educational programs on summer weekends. Throughout the summer, California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs on weekends at the amphitheatre. Presentations by knowledgeable local experts cover topics on the history, constellations, wildflowers, forestry and others. The scheduled programs are posted at the campground, and the Host can provide additional information.  

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day Use 6am-10pm
Reservations: Contact National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or http://www.recreation.gov.  Reservations can be made up to one day prior to arrival. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $28.00 Single sites per night $7 fee for each additional vehicle. During holidays fees increase $2 per site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum group size= 6 per site
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault/Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651

(559) 855-5355 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
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General Information

Directions:

Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis towards Prather. Continue through Prather to Shaver Lake. Just before you reach Shaver Lake turn right on the Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 11.7 miles east to the Intersection of the Dinkey Creek Road and the McKinley Grove Road. Continue north on the Dinkey Creek Road for 0.3 of a mile to the Campground.


Accessibility:

All restrooms, 27 campsites, amphitheatre, and all sites have accessible tables and fire grills.


General Notes:

The Dinkey Creek Inn and Store is located nearby and offers a pay phone, small grocery store and fishing supplies. The Dinky Creek Inn Café sells breakfast items and sandwiches. Operating hours vary during the off-season; visitors are advised to call the Inn for specific hours of operation.  Accessible pay showers are also available on site while the Inn is open.

  

The Dinkey Creek Ranger Station is located nearby and is open 7 days a week from May through September. Other services are located in Shaver Lake, approximately a 30 minute drive from the campground. Cell phone service is not available in this area.

Dinky Lakes Inn: (559) 841-3435

This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant. 


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Amenities

Camping trailer Maximum vehicle length = 35'
Toilets Vault/Flush
Accessible
Picnic tables Yes
Parking
Tent camping Total sites = 128
Interpretive Site Presentations on weekends throughout the summer
Drinking water No
Fire Danger Level: Very High
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    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many accessible opportunities to persons with disabilities so that all will be able to share in the common day-to-day experiences that non-disabled take for granted.

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.07080868
  Longitude : 
-119.1556179
  Elevation : 
5700