If the phrase “something for everyone” was ever 100% true, it would be used for Dinkey Creek Campground. Named for the creek it sits beside, there is, well, something for everyone! Self-proclaimed water bugs can enjoy two areas for swimming, land-dwellers can explore the trails and trees mixed throughout. Theatrical types can play around on the ampitheatre while curious learners can take an educational class offered on the weekends. If there is ever a place for a family reunion—specifically if your family is known to be picky—this is the place to book. For an off-campus exploration, within 6 miles is the famous McKinley Grove, known for those giant Redwoods everyone seems to be talking about.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
123 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers can breeze on the trails in the Bass Lake ranger district and the High Sierra ranger district. In the High Sierra, you c...Read more


Motorized boating is allowed at Shaver Lake and Redinger Lake, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-motorized boating:...Read more


Lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round; freshwater stream fishing is open from late April to mid November. The best...Read more


There’s no shortage of incredible hikes here: Nelder Grove is home to some of the finest sequoias, and best of all, there are n...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians have so much to explore in the Sierra National Forest! With five wilderness areas, trails, horse camps, and horse r...Read more


Paddlers are welcome to explore the lakes in this forest-- many of the rivers are whitewater, so if you are feeling confident a...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Those looking for some scenic driving have come to the right place. We highly recommend the incredible 100 mile Sierra Vista Sc...Read more


Pretty rad rock climbing here-- Tollhouse Rock and Courtright Reservoir both have over a hundred climbs. Check out the list on ...Read more

Snow sports

You can sled/tube in Goat Meadow, cross country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile over 234 miles of trails. China Peak Ski Area off...Read more


Bass, Huntington and Shaver Lakes are perfect for swimming, with designated swim areas. You can also swim in these creeks and c...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife includes mule deer, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, marmots, porcupines, and quail. You can also find trout, bas...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Dinkey Creek Campground.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 18th, 2015

Pay showers are available just outside of the camp at the general store.Wasps (AKA meat bees) can be aggressive when water is scarce.

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 29th, 2016

This was by far one of my favorite site. We camped at site 8. It kept us pretty secluded and away from the noise of the campground. The sites are so close together that you want something on the outside if your looking for a peaceful camping trip. I had small children so the rock slides were pretty dangerous. However there is a nice little swimming pond behind site 3 if you take the little hike back.

Hipcamper Deanna
Deanna E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 11th, 2017

This place is great .... try and stay near honeymoon pool. I cant wait to go back!

Hipcamper Kasey
Kasey J.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2017

Great backpacking around Dinkey Lakes

Hipcamper Dexter
Dexter K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

Great spot for swimming, hiking and so much to do around the area!

Hipcamper Zan
Zan S.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2017

lots of dirt

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff A.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2017

Nice place for young families but can get crowded.

Hipcamper Madison
Madison P.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2017

Love it, a lot of off-road campsites with privacy and fresh creeks.

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March 17th, 2019
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August 9th, 2017
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Hipcamper Deanna E.
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Hipcamper Dave K.
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July 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Jessie B.
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Hipcamper Dexter K.
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Hipcamper Kendra C.
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May 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Kristen Z.
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Hipcamper Curtis T.
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December 29th, 2016
Sierra National Forest
United States
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37.071° N, 119.156° W
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