Belknap Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Located 19 miles east of Springville, California, take State Highway 190 to the community of Camp Nelson. Turn onto Nelson Drive and follow the signs through town.

Elevation is 4,800 feet.Open from May 15th to October 15th depending on weather conditions.   The campground has 15 single family units. Trailers are not permitted.  Vault toilets, potable water, tables, and BBQ stoves are provided.  Nearby hiking trails pass through giant sequoia groves. Belknap Creek runs through the campground and the Middle Fork of the Tule River is within walking distance. Fishing is available year around in the Tule River Drainage with a valid CA Fishing License. Consult CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife for specific regulations. Supplies are available at Camp Nelson and Pierpoint Springs located within 2 miles of the campground. Fees may be higher on holiday weekends.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Open Season: May 15 - Nov. 15
Usage: Heavy
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.

General Information

Directions: From Springville, CA, proceed east on State highway 190 approximately 15 miles to Nelson Drive. Proceed east on Nelson Drive, approximately one mile, to Belknap Campground.

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