Dinkey Creek Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located adjacent to Dinkey Creek, the campground is spread out along the banks of its namesake creek in a thick forest of Ponderosa pines and cedars. The facility's high country setting with trees, streams and open space, make it a scenic destination for all types of visitors. The group site can accommodate up to 50 people and have picnic tables and fire grills. Drinking water and both vault and flush toilets are provided. There is a Campground host on site and a picnic area located on large sandy flat above the creek at the north end of the campground.

An on-site amphitheater offers educational programs on summer weekends. Throughout the summer, California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs on weekends at the amphitheatre. Presentations by knowledgeable local experts cover topics on the history, constellations, wildflowers, forestry and others. The scheduled programs are posted at the campground, and the Host can provide additional information.  

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $200.00 per night
Open Season: May - October
Restrictions: Max. Vehicle Length: 35'
Max. Length of Stay: 14 days
Max. Group Size: 50 Dinkey Creek Group Campground is within Loop A. Reservations can be made up to 1 day prior to arrival. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
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


Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis towards Shaver Lake. Just before you reach Shaver Lake turn right on the Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 11.7 miles east to the intersection of the Dinkey Creek Road and the McKinley Grove Road. Continue north on the Dinkey Creek Road for 0.3 miles to the Campground.



General Notes:

Dinkey Creek Inn and Store is on-site, which offers a pay phone, small grocery, fishing supplies and a lunch counter selling breakfast items and sandwiches. Accessible pay showers are also available here. Nearby is the Dinkey Creek Ranger Station which is open 7 days a week from May through September. Other services are located in Shaver Lake, approximately 30 minute drive from campground. Cell phone service not available in area.

This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant. 

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Toilets Vault
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Maximum vehicle length = 35'
Camping trailer
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