Spring Cove Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located adjacent to Bass Lake in a grove of oak, pine and cedar, Spring Cove Campground is well suited for tents or small RVs. Tree provide good shade and each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. Drinking water and accessible flush toilets are provided. The facility's short parking spurs are paved and dirt-surfaced. Due to tight turns and configurations, this camp is not suitable for large travel trailers or RVs. California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs throughout the summer at several locations in the Bass Lake area. A schedule of programs is posted at the Bass Lake CLM Office and at campgrounds.

Spring Cove Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Bass Lake is a very popular area that's known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here. The lake offers many recreational activities and is a popular summer destination.


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.
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 sites
$56.00 (62.16)*  Double sites.
$7 fee for each additional vehicle. During holidays fees increase $2 per site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Reservations can be made up to three days before arrival. There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and 3 night minimum stay on holidays.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: Concessionaire: California Land Mangement (CLM) www.clm-services.com 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  
For more information click here.

General Information


Take Hwy 41 north to Oakhurst. From Hwy 41, take Bass Lake turn-off (Road 222). Head southeast about 3.5 miles to the Bass Lake Campground registration office for check-in (keep to right).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

The 2.6-mile Spring Cove Trail can be accessed within the camp. Other hiking trails in the area include Willow Creek (2.7 miles), Goat Mountain (2.6 miles) and the Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail (1 mile).

Visitor Programs

A variety of educational programs are offered on weekends during the summer.



Interpretive Site:
Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 30'
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: Total sites = 63
Fee charged for some activities:
Toilets: Flush, handicapped accessible
Drinking water:

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.


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