Sweetwater Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
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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.

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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

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Closed until April 28, 2017. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Operational Hours: Typically, Lost Claim Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
Reservations: No reservations: first come - first served.
Fees 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.
Open Season: - Oct 11, 2016
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Communities along Highway 120 with gas and groceries:
  • Groveland
  • Big Oak Flat
  • Buck Meadows
  • Yosemite Lakes
Additionally, Crane Flat Station in Yosemite National Park has gas and a convenience store. The nearest hospital is in Sonora.
Water: Potable water is available at faucets throughout campground. Filling of RVs is prohibited.
Restroom: Vault toilets are available in the campground. No RV dump station available.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure

General Information

Directions: 15 miles east of Groveland on Highway 120.

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RV Camping

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.

Campground Camping

Tent and RV camping is permitted. The maximum number of people allowed in a single campsite is six.

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