Soup Springs Campground


A campsite under the trees at Soup Springs Campground

Soup Springs Campground offers hikers and horsemen access to the central portion of the South Warner Wilderness. This campground is designed as a family camp but corrals for horses are available near the equestrian trailhead away from the campsites.  Horses are not permitted in the campground.

The two trailheads meet up a short distance from the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 04/19/2019: Snow still blocking access. No services, pack-in pack-out.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees $12.00 per night
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually early June to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days. Horses are not permitted in the campground. The horse corrals are near the trailhead. Camping at the corrals is not permitted. Please use the developed campsites.
Closest Towns: Likely 12 miles, Alturas 30 miles.
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted for discounts on camping.  See the bulletin board at the entrance for details and prices.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District - 530-279-6116

General Information


From Alturas go south on US Hwy 395 approximately 18 miles to Likely, CA. Turn east on County Road 64/Jess Valley Rd and go 3.2 miles to Blue Lake Road and West Warner Road. Turn left (northeast) on West Warner Road for 5 miles to Forest Road 40N24. Turn right on 40N24 and go 4.5 miles to the campground.


There is parking for horse trailers near the corrals.

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6,800 feet