Coldwater Campground

  • Set at 9,000 feet in a forest of lodgepole pine above Lake Mary, between the tumbling waters of Coldwater and Mammoth creeks, this popular campground offers convenient access to the John Muir Wilderness (via Duck Pass), the Emerald Lake/Sky Meadows and Heart Lake trails, and a quarter-mile self-guided walking tour of the historic Mammoth Consolidated Mine site. Facilities include flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, campfire rings and bear-proof food storage. Open June through September, conditions permitting. Fee required for camping. Reservations for Coldwater Campground can be made online at recreation.gov.

  • Set at 9,000 feet in a forest of lodgepole pine above Lake Mary, between the tumbling waters of Coldwater and Mammoth creeks, this popular campground offers convenient access to the John Muir Wilderness (via Duck Pass), the Emerald Lake/Sky Meadows and Heart Lake trails, and a quarter-mile self-guided walking tour of the historic Mammoth Consolidated Mine site. Facilities include flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, campfire rings and bear-proof food storage. Open June through September, conditions permitting. Fee required for camping. Reservations for Coldwater Campground can be made online at recreation.gov.

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Trail Length (mi) Surface Activities and Services
Coldwater-George Trail 2.9 Sand Equestrian Hiking
Duck Pass Trail 5.5 Mixed Equestrian Hiking
Heart Lake Trail 1.1 Soil Fall Color Viewing Hiking
Mammoth Pack Station Trail 1.7 Soil Equestrian Hiking

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Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Self Guided Tour at Mammoth Consolidated Mine 0.4 Soil Less than 4 hours
Wildflower Viewing at Coldwater Creek 0.9 Soil Less than 4 hours
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