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Chimney Creek Campground

Chimney Creek Campground contains 32 sites, and is nestled in a wooded setting at 5,700 feet in elevation. There is plenty of room to spread out, even on holiday weekends. During the summer, days can be warm and dry. Access is from the graded dirt Canebrake Road which is part of the Chimney Peak Back Country Byway.

The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the Chimney Peak Back Country Byway just south of the campground. A well with potable water is available in the campground; it should be running from April through September.  Please bring your own drinking water with you when the well is off and take out all your trash. Black bears frequent the area so do not leave food out when you are not in camp or overnight. Horses and pets are welcome. There are no reservations or fees but donations are accepted.

                                                                                                                       View of road in Chimney Creek Campground


 The BLM sign at the entrance to the Chimney Creek Campground.
 Chimney Creek Campground camp site

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Water System Winterized
The water system is turned off in the winter to protect equipment and pipes from freezing conditions.  Water is usually turned on in May.  Contact BLM for its current status.

New Potable
In 2009 a new water system was installed at the back of the campground.  This water is tested for potability:  notices of changed in water quality will be posted on site and here.


Contact Information

Outdoor Recreation Planner
Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 391 6000