Summerdale Campground

Area Status: Open

Located just 1.5 miles from Yosemite National Park, Summerdale Campground sits in a scenic wildflower-filled meadow, surrounded by fir, cottonwood and cedar trees. The campground's proximity to Yosemite, the excellent fishing at Big Creek and the cooler summer temperatures make it a very popular destination. Summerdale is located in the Highway 41 Corridor of the Bass Lake Ranger District, an area known for its giant sequoias. Big Creek, which runs by the campground, is active with the local beaver population. The campground provides a good amount of shade and each campsite has a paved parking spur, picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are available, and water is provided.


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $34.00 per night
$10.00 per night, per additional vehicle
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Reservations must be made at least three days in advance of arrival.  There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and a three night minimum on holidays. Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 24 foot
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: 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  
For more information click here.

General Information


From Fresno, take Highway 41 to Oakhurst; continue north 12 miles to campground entrance.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout in Big Creek.

Day Hiking

A few miles from the campground are opportunities to hike the 3.7-mile Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail.

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General Notes

Services and camping supplies are available in the nearby community of Fish Camp. Firewood may be purchased at host site.

OHV Trail Riding

A few miles from the campground are opportunities to ride off-road vehicles in the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area.



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 24'
Tent camping: Total sites = 29
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: Yes, piped - please boil water

Recreation Areas

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