Herring Creek

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Herring Creek Campground situated in a mixed conifer forest near Herring Creek. It is located on Forest Road 4N12; turn right onto Herring Creek Road (4N12) off of Highway 108, about 3 miles from the Summit Ranger Station. The campground is approximately 9 miles from the Summit Ranger Station. There are 7 sites; each site has a table and a fire ring. The main road and parking pads are dirt-surfaced. Potable water is not available. Toilets are vault-style. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is OPEN. This campground is first come, first served.Will close December 15, 2016 or when the first snow falls.
Operational Hours: Typically, Herring Creek Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Herring Creek Campground. 
Fees The Forest Service operates Herring Creek Campground and suggests a donation to cover the cost of maintaining the campground.
Open Season: June 29, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Campfire permits are not required in developed campgrounds. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Closest Towns: Communities with gas and/or groceries:
  • Highway 108:
    • Sonora
    • Twain Harte
    • Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
    • Pinecrest
    • Strawberry
Water: Potable water is not available. Untreated water available from stream (if flowing). Treat water.
Restroom: Several vault toilets are located throughout the campground. No RV dump station available.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 7 miles from Highway 108 on Herring Creek Road.

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High elevation forested area.
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