Clark Fork

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 campfire ring at each site. Three of the sites are double sites. The restrooms are vault toilets. Water is available at hydrants serving several sites.  A-loop is the first to open and last to close during the camping season.  B-Loop has 60 sites, six are double sites. There are flush toilets in B-Loop. Three sites near the first restroom are fully accessible. There is no fee for parking extra cars in the campground.

An RV dump station is located near the entrance road to Clark Fork Campground; the fee for the dump station is $6.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) - This campground is partially OPEN. Loop-A is open with no services, no fees, please pack out trash. Loop-B is closed for the season. Will close December 15, 2016 or when the first snow falls.
Operational Hours: Clark Fork Campground is open May through September, weather permitting.
Reservations: First come, first serve.
Fees Clark Fork Campground have the following fees: A-Loop
  • $20.00 for a single-family site
  • $38 for a double site
  • $20.00 for a single-family site
  • $40.00 for a double site
Dodge Rigde Corporation is the concessionaire and 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. The Interagency Access Pass and Interagency Senior Pass are honored for single-family sites only.  Passes are not accepted for double sites.
Open Season: May 2016 - December 15, 2016
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. A single campsite has a six person limit. 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.
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.
Passes: The Interagency Access Pass and Interagency Senior Pass are honored for single-family sites only.  Passes are not accepted for double sites.
Operated By: Dodge Ridge

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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RV Camping

Campground Camping

Forested areas along the Clark Fork River within the Clark Fork Recreation Area. Food and other services available nearby at Dardanelles Resort. RV dump station located at entrance to campground.

Reservation Infofirst-come, first-served
No. of Sites88


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