Recreation Point Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Recreation Point is nestled in a partially shaded cove overlooking the northern end of Bass Lake. It offers tent-only, overnight sites and picnic area for groups. The maximum group sizes range from 30-50 people per campsite and 50-100 people per picnic site. The camp consists of four sites on one loop: Knoll, Lagoon, Scout and Acorn. The group picnic areas, Cove, Oak Point and South Park, are on a separate loop. Each campsite has a water faucet, picnic tables and a large pedestal grill. The group picnic areas offer picnic tables and pedestal grills. The restrooms have flush toilets. No trailers or RV’s are permitted in the campground.

Popular activities include swimming, motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and fishing for bass, trout, bluegill and catfish. Recreation Point has a designated swim area.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day Use 6am-10pm
Reservations: Yes – Contact National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777 or Reservations can be made up to 3 days before arrival.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Knoll Site-$150.00 ($166.50)* per night
Lagoon Site-$150.00 ($166.50)*  per night
Scout Site-$225.00 ($249.75)* per night
Acorn Site-$250.00 ($277.50)* per night
All vehicles pay $7.00 parking fee.   *(taxes included)
Open Season: Open Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Water: Yes, Piped
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire: California Land Management (CLM)
Information Center: Concessionaire: California Land Mangement (CLM) District Office: 559-642-3819 Bass Lake Office: 559-642-3212. Closest Ranger: Station Bass Lake Ranger District
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-2218 Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711   
Open: Monday-Friday 
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm  
For more information click here.

General Information


From Fresno, take Highway 41 north through Oakhurst. Turn right on Forest Road 222 toward Bass Lake. Keep right for 3.5 miles to the campground registration office.


South Park picnic site is generally flat

General Notes:

A seismic retrofit project for the Crane Valley Dam at Bass Lake is underway to improve the dam’s ability to safely withstand seismic events. Until the retrofit construction is completed in 2012, Bass Lake’s water level is lowered ten feet from normal summer operations. Summertime recreation remains open during project construction. For more information visit PG&E website at



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Toilets Flush
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Total sites = 4 group sites
Fire Danger Level: Low
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