Laid out in a single loop along Chiquito Creek, Sweetwater Campground is shaded by pine, oak and cedar trees. Most sites overlook the creek or a brook that also runs by the campground. The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Each campsite contains a picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Campers must bring drinking water. Parking spurs are dirt and paved, but tight turns and trees at the edge of interior roads make this camp most ideal for pop-up tent trailers, slide-ins and tent campers.
Sweetwater Campground is located close to Mammoth Pool Reservoir near the Ansel Adams Wilderness. This area is known for its jagged peaks, including 13,157-foot Mt. Ritter, and numerous lakes and streams. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed by Forest Order F.O.#:05-15-00-22-25|
|Reservations:||Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||$23.62 ($26.22)* per night, single site
$43.24 ($48.00) per night, double site
$7.00 per night, per additional vehicle *(taxes included)
|Restrictions:||Reservations must be made at least three days in advance of arrival. There is a two night minumum stay on weekends and a three minimum night stay during holidays. Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 20 foot
Maximum group size = 6 per site
|Operated By:||Concessionaire - California Land Management|
|Information Center:||Bass Lake Ranger District
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-2218 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
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From Fresno, take Highway 41 north, turn northeast on Forest Road 200 and pass through North Fork. Take the Minarets Road east, follow it 37 miles, turn right on Mammoth Pool Road and follow it 2.3 miles to Sweetwater Campground.
There are services (store, gasoline, phone) available at Wagner's Resort near Mammoth Pool Reservoir. Boat parking is not available in the individual campsites. However, boats may be kept at the launch area or at Wagner's campground (private campground nearby).
This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant.
Firewood is available at campground for purchase.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
A popular pastime in the area is to take a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.
|Camping trailer:||Maximum vehicle length = 20'|
|Tent camping:||Total sites = 7|
|Fee charged for some activities:|
Alerts & Warnings
- Miami Mountain Lookout
- Sierra NFSafety Advisory: Road and Recreation Facilities Closure Extended
- Bass Lake Ranger District plans to initiate winter/spring prescribed burning
- High Sierra Ranger District plans fall/winter/spring prescribed fire projects
- High Sierra Ranger District will be changing hours of operation
- Recreation Fee Program Accomplishment Highlights 2021
- Public Meeting Creek Fire Ecological Restoration Project Video
- Seasonal Visitors Center Closure