Belknap Campground


Area Status: Open

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 April 15 - October 31 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. 

Rocky Mountain Recreation (RMR)
All developed campground areas on the Forest operate under a concessionaire permit with RMR. For additional information, please visit https://rockymountainrec.com, or call their home office at (661) 702-1420, or their Lake Isabella office at 760-376-1269.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Scheduled to open April 15. For more information call 559-483-0408
Operational Hours: April 15 - October 31
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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71587&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fees: Campsite fees range from $32/night for single unit.
Open Season: April 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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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 15 single site(s)
Reservation Info 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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71587&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites of 15

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.141559

  Longitude : 
-118.74702

  Elevation : 
4200