Soup Springs Campground


Area Status: Closed

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.

NO DRINKING WATER as of 06/27/2022

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for large scale hazard tree abatement. Stay tuned for information on the 2024 season.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
 
Fees: $15/single campsite per day with a maximum of 2 vehicles.
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.
Water: Yes
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

Directions:

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.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

A small campground with 8 family sites and the added bonus of horse corrals nearby.

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
Sleeping Shelter None

RV Camping

Small RV's and trailers can negotiate the roads to Soup Springs but there are no hook-ups and no dump station.

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Accessible sites None

Backpacking

Whether on a short day hike or experiencing the South Warner Wilderness for a few days, hiking starts at the trailhead located near the entrance to the campground.

Horse Camping

Horse corrals for this facility are located within walking distance from the camping area. There is no camping permitted at the corrals.
 

General Info:

Seasonal Information
Parking

There is parking for horse trailers near the corrals.


Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
Water Availability Drinking water and stock water.
Sleeping Shelter None
Fees: No fee for horses.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.30916667

  Longitude : 
-120.2772222

  Elevation : 
6,800 feet