Camp at Bretz Mill Campground

3286 ft gain

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Bretz Mill Campground is located on scenic Big Creek in Sierra National Forest, with access to Shaver Lake.

Bretz Mill Campground is truly one of a kind - no fee, open year round, first come, first serve. This is a wonderful campground is an oasis for those seeking to picnic, cool off during hot summer days, or explore snowy trails. This is also a great place to spend the night when many campgrounds at higher elevations are hidden under feet of snow in the winter. 

The maximum group size is 6 people per site. Each site is equipped with grills and fire rings. There are bathrooms at the campground. 

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ūü•áTop Contributor

4 months ago

No fees CLEAR WATER

The water is pretty and clear and NO FEES. Shaver Lake is the best place to go on a budget if you want to avoid fees and just CAMP.

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