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. 

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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Elevation Gain 3286 Feet
Activities Stand Up Paddle, Cycling, Snowboarding, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Running, Skiing, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area


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