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Miramonte Conservation Camp


Miramonte Camp CC#5 

Built in 1949, Miramonte Conservation Camp is located just outside Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of approximately 3,000 feet. It is secluded in the oak studded foothills 55 miles east of Fresno.  The primary mission of the camp is to provide trained incarcerated fire crews to assist the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) with suppression of wild land fires, emergency flood control, and Search and Rescue. Miramonte Conservation Camp has proudly represented the camp program by responding to emergency incidents from the borders of Oregon to Mexico and the Pacific Ocean to Nevada/Arizona. 

Miramonte Conservation Camp has a maximum capacity of 80 inmates, which provide four trained firefighting hand-crews. When not responding to emergency incidents, the inmates work on conservation projects.  Since the camp’s construction, it has left a positive mark within the surrounding communities. This includes inmate-built rock walls, stairs and water culverts, and the memories of seeing inmates and the “red buses” working in the community


Miramonte Camp

49039 Orchard Dr.

Miramonte, CA  93641


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