Clark Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Clark Fork Campground is situated along the banks of the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River, five miles from the junction of Clark Fork Road and Highway 108. It is about 25 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station. There are two loops in the campground –“A” loop and “B” loop. Both loops have paved roads and parking pads. “A” loop has 28 sites with a table and a stove at each site. Three of the sites are double sites. The restrooms are vault toilets. Piped water is available at hydrants serving several sites. “A” loop is the first to open and close during the camping season. “B” loop has 60 sites – six of them are double sites. There are flush toilets in “B” loop. Three sites nea the first restroom are fully accessible. There is a fee for parking extra cars in the campground.

An RV dump station is located on the entrance road to Clark Fork Campground. Campers staying at Clark Fort or Sand Flat Campgrounds may use the dump station without charge. Other users are charged a modest fee. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District- Tentatively opening April 24
Operational Hours: Typically, Clark Fork Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Clark Fork Campground. 
Fees American Land & Leisure operates Clark ForkCampground and charges the following fees: “A” Loop
  • $19.00 for a single-family site
  • $38 for a double site
“B” Loop
  • $20.00 for a single-family site
  • $40.00 for a double site
American Land & Leisure operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionaires finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
Open Season: 4/24/15 - 9/13/15
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. 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 with gas and/or groceries:
  • Highway 108:
    • Sonora
    • Twain Harte
    • Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
    • Pinecrest
    • Strawberry
Water: Potable water is available at faucets throughout campground. Filling of RVs is prohibited.
Restroom: Several vault toilets are located throughout the campground. RV dump station available.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure

General Information

Directions: 25 miles east of Pinecrest on Clark Fork Road, near Clark Fork Horse Campground and Iceberg Meadow Trailhead.

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Forested areas along the Clark Fork River within the Clark Fork Recreation Area. Food, gas and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort. Dump station located at entrance to campground.
Reservation Infofirst-come, first-served
No. of Sites88

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