Free camping is permitted at the picnic areas of Tablas and Fuente del Pino from November to May (not during summer and early autumn due to the risk of forest fires). You need to apply for permission in writing from the environment department in Granada: Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Calle Marqués 1, 958 026 000.
There is a municipal campsite in Castril village. Camping El Cortijillo is 12km north of Castril, within the park, at the source of the Castril river.
There are four areas where free camping (acampada libre) is permitted in the park: Llano de los Perejiles, Puente de la Cabrilla, Pasada de Algeciras and Fuente del Valle, where there is also a picnic area.