Bretz Mill Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located in a setting of pines and oak, Bretz Mill Campground is located alongside Big Creek. Some sites are located on the creek. The location of the campground makes an great get-a-way for picnicking, cooling off during hot days and overnight campging, especially when higher elevation campgrounds are under snow.  The area also serves as a popular OHV base camp. Access to facility is paved.

Campground is maintained by Mountain Toppers 4 WD club.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations; First-come, first-serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No fee
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length = 24'
Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-5355    Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm 
For more information click here.

General Information


From Fresno travel east on Hwy 168 through Prather to 4 way stop (there will be a park and ride on right side of road). Turn left toward Shaver Lake, travel 8.8 miles, turn right on Tollhouse road, travel .7 mile turn left on Peterson Road, travel 10.7 miles to road 10S02 (Peterson road turns into 10S02), travel 4 miles then left into the campground.

General Notes:

Nearest services located in Prather or Shaver Lake, approximately 40-45 minutes away.  Cell phone service not available in campground area.

Drinking water not provided. No garbage service - Please pack out what you pack in.

 Please store food properly and do not feed the animals. Bring mosquito repellant.


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Picnic tables
Toilets Vault
Tent camping Total sites = 10
Camping trailer Maximum vehicle length = 24'
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