Dinkey Creek Campground

Sierra National Forest


Dinkey Creek


Dinkey Creek Campground, Sierra National Forest, CA

Dinkey Creek Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

White Dinkey Creek Campground is 12 miles from Shaver Lake, many campers head over to the lake for the day. Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes, all of which provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake.


Key Dinkey Creek Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Obtain firewood locally.
  2. Confine campfires to the provided fire rings.
  3. Please observe quiet time from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Dinkey Creek Campground

Dinkey Creek Campground is located along the banks of its namesake creek about 12 miles east of Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Visitors to the area are often interested in fishing, mountain biking, and hiking as well as enjoying the beauty of the forest. Dinkey Creek has 2 swimming areas - The Slicks and Honeymoon Pool, both of which contain pools carved out of granite. During the summer, interpretive programs are presented at the campground's amphitheater.

Dinkey Creek Campground has 122 campsites. Fifty-two of the sites are designated as tent-only sites; the other 70 sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A large number of campsites are designed for people with disabilities and should be bypassed by those without disabilities, unless there are no other campsites available. Dinkey Creek Campground also has a Group Campsite.

There is a minimum 2-night stay on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Dinkey Creek Campground Basics
Dinkey Creek Campground Location: On Dinkey Creek Rd. 12 miles east of Highway 168 at Shaver Lake
Elevation: 5,700 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 63 miles
Campground Open: May through October
Number of Sites: 122
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

Reservations at Dinkey Creek Campground
Reservations recommended May through September
Booking Window: Reservations can be made for today and up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #2, 17, 31-33, 35,39, 43, 49, 61, 70, 77, 79, 86, 88, 91,92, 94, 95, 100, 113, 118, 125, 127
Favorite Campsites: All of J and K loops, especially #123 and #126
#13, 26, 29, 44, 75, 76, 97
Campground Map: Dinkey Creek Campground Map
Fees: $31.50 per night
Reservations: Dinkey Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Dinkey Creek Campground Amenities
Amenities at every Campsite: Picnic table, grill, campfire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Showers: Nearby at Inn
Dump Station: No
Facilities near Dinkey Creek Campground: The Dinkey Creek Inn and Store is located nearby and offers a pay phone, small grocery store and fishing supplies. The Dinky Creek Inn Cafe sells breakfast items and sandwiches. Operating hours vary during the off-season. Accessible pay showers are also available on site while the Inn is open. The Dinkey Creek Ranger Station is located nearby and is open 7 days a week from May through September.
Nearby attractions: Enjoy swimming holes in Dinky Creek. Try fishing, mountain biking, or hiking. Visit McKinley Grove of Giant Sequoias is 6 miles away.

Dinkey Creek Group Campsite

Dinkey Creek Campground has one group campsite which can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. The campsite is equipped with picnic tables and fire grills. A mature conifer forest provides excellent shade. Reservations can be made for today and for up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Fee: $201.50 per night
Reservations: Dinkey Creek Group Campsite Reservations

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