Snow Play

Winter Fun

Winter is a great time to escape to the Sierra and enjoy playing in the snow! Having difficulty finding a safe, less-crowded spot to be able to enjoy the snow with your family? We can point you in the right direction for spots to sled, to go ice skating, skiing or snowboarding, an established tubing area, backcountry access, or just sitting by a stream enjoying the beauty of winter. Use us as a base camp or use the links below to get connected to other area businesses and resources.


Come for the day to enjoy the snow right here at Chinquapin! Park at camp, use the restrooms, and head out to play. Rent equipment, pick up a map, or book a guided expedition with trained staff. Our Basecamp is available for one-household use at a time to purchase a hot or cold drink, plan your route, or purchase some Camp Chinquapin swag.

Area Winter Attractions

Enjoy a day at camp

First step if you plan to hang out at camp for the day, fill out a request form.   To see Food Options for purchase or to add a camp activity onto your time, click the buttons below.

Day Use

Use the grounds here at camp to play in the snow, have lunch, build a snowman, sit by the river, or explore the surrounding area. 


Are you looking for a self-led adventure but don’t know where to go? Let us help point you in the right direction and steer you away from the crowds of people. Fill up your water bottle, grab a snack, and head out. 


Under the current restrictions we have to limit the number of people here for the day at camp. You will be able to pick a 3-hour time slot when filling out the request form.


Day use – $4 per person – Max $20 per family

Basecamp – No cost to check in, get info, buy a snack etc.