Sulphur Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Colorful tents and camping gear under large towering conifers

The Sulphur Springs Campground is the starting point for the Elk Creek Trail. This trail is a main route into the breathtaking beauty of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. One of the main attractions of Sulphur Springs Campground is a warm springs located along Elk Creek. The temperature of the springs is approximately 75 degrees and can accommodate five or six people at one time! All 6 campsites are walk-in, approximately 50 yards from the parking area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open for the 2021 season.
Fees No fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: All campsites are walk-in, 50 yards from parking. Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 12 miles
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Happy Camp south on Forest Road 16N05 (locally known as Elk Creek Rd) approx 12 miles to the campground. Portions of the road are improved gravel. Brown Forest Service signs direct the way.


Parking for all campsites is across the creek via a foot bridge.  All sites are walk-in (approx 50-100 yards). 


When parking overnight or for extended periods at trailheads always secure all food, packaging and ice chests in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not park in front of gates or partially obstruct a fire road.


All campsites are walk-in (approx 50-100 yards) across a footbridge.

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