Sawmill Flat Campground

Area Status: Open

In a setting of pine, cedar, manzanita, and Bear Clover, Sawmill Flat Campground is a popular hunters' camp.  The campground has vault toilets and each site has a table and fire ring. Access is paved, dirt, and gravel. Water and garbage service not provided.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pack in, Pack out
Reservations: No reservations; First come, first served
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fees
Open Season: June - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay = 14 days
Maximum group size = 6 per site

No Shooting. No green sticker vehicles.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Sierra National Forest
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 to Shaver Lake. Go east on Dinkey Creek Road 12.5 miles, turn right on McKinley Grove Road (road 11S40). Travel aproximately 12.5 miles to road 11S12. Turn right, travel 3.1 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Nearest services are in Dinkey Creek at the McKinely Gove Road intersection, approximately 15.5 miles from campground. The Dinkey Creek Inn and Store 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.

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

This is a “Pack it in, pack it out” facility. Please take your garbage with you when you leave.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping



Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Total sites = 15
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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