Sweetwater Campground is located on a mixed conifer forested site adjacent to Highway 120. Each site has a picnic table and a campfire pit with a grill. Vault toilets and potable water is available in the campground.
CAUTION - BURNED AREA Please use caution while in the Rim Fire Burned Area.
Potential hazards include loose and falling rocks, flash floods, and debris flows.
Trees may have been weakened from fire damage and ongoing drought and may fall at any time.
Stay on designated roads and trails and within opened areas.
Be alert for falling objects and do not linger around large trees.
Avoid the area during high winds or heavy rain.
At a Glance
Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Open. NO WATER AVAILABLE. Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Typically, Lost Claim Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
No reservations: first come - first served.
American Land & Leisure operates Lost Claim Campground and charges the following fees:
$22.00 for a single-family site
American Land & Leisure operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionairs finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is 6. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Campfire permits are not required in developed campgrounds. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Communities along Highway 120 with gas and groceries:
Big Oak Flat
Additionally, Crane Flat Station in Yosemite National Park has gas and a convenience store. The nearest hospital is in Sonora.
Potable water is available at faucets throughout campground. Filling of RVs is prohibited.
Vault toilets are available in the campground. No RV dump station available.
American Land and Leisure
Directions: 15 miles east of Groveland on Highway 120.
Maximum RV/trailer length is 32 feet. No RV hookups available. Sweetwater Campground has drinking water, but filling of RVs is not allowed. The nearest fill up locations are in Groveland. Sweetwater Campground does not have a dump station.
Tent and RV camping is permitted. The maximum number of people allowed in a single campsite is six.