Forks Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located on a hillside overlooking Bass Lake, Forks Campground has huge Ponderosa Pines that create a majestic setting for a fantastic camping experience. The camp lies at an elevation of 3,400 feet and offers a few sites with limited lake views, while others are adjacent to the creek. Each unit has a picnic table, pedestal grill, stone fire ring and paved parking spur. Forks Campground provides flush toilets (including ones that meet accessibility standards) and drinking water. The parking spurs here are not large enough to fit boat trailers.

Bass Lake is a very popular area known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here. The lake is within walking distance where you can enjoy the beach, fishing, water sking and swimming. The Forks is located 24 miles from the entrance of Yosemite and in the Sierra National Forest. National Park.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited first come first served sites available.
Reservations: Campsite reservations are by specific site and can be made 240 days in advance and up to one day before arrival.  Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $30.00 ($33.30)* Single Site
$56.00 ($62.16)* Double Site
$7 fee for additional vehicles During holidays fees increase $2 per site
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Two night minimum on weekends.  Three night minimum on holidays.
Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Managment (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  
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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 Bass Lake campground office. After registering continue approximately 1 1/4 miles to the Forks Campground.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site Scheduled programs are posted at the Bass Lake office
Toilets Flush
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Total # of sites = 31
Camping trailer Max. trailer length varies by site
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