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Sweetwater Campground is located close to Mammoth Pool Reservoir near the Ansel Adams Wilderness and is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and many other recreational activities. It is nestled among rolling oak-covered hills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the alpine landscape of the High Sierra. Campers can enjoy the beauty of the area while using amenities such as picnic tables, grills, campfire rings and vault toilets.


Sweetwater Campground remains closed due to the 2020 Creek Wildfire

Sweetwater Campground is laid out in a single loop along Chiquito Creek, 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. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.


Each campsite contains a picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Campers must bring drinking water. Supplies are available nearby at Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort.

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.

Natural Features

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

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.

Nearby Attractions

A popular pastime in the area is taking a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Mammoth Pool
Sierra National Forest
1.8mi 91%
Rock Creek (Sierra National Forest, Ca)
Sierra National Forest
5.1mi 96%
Fish Creek (Ca)
Sierra National Forest
7.2mi 90%
Sierra National Forest
10.2mi 100%
Wishon Bass Lake
Sierra National Forest
11.1mi 90%
Lower Billy Creek
Sierra National Forest
11.1mi 94%
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