South Fork Campground


Area Status: Open
South Fork Campground South Fork Campground Sign South Fork Campground Restroom

 

South Fork Campground is on a low elevation site near the confluence of the South Fork Tuolumne River and the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River (area is unavailable) approximately one mile from Lumsden Campground and Lumsden Bridge Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area.

Each site has a picnic table, bear box, and a campfire pit with a grill. A vault toilet is available in the campground. Untreated water available from river, if running. Treating water before drinking is recommended.

South Fork Campground Restroom South Fork Campground Site South Fork Campground Sign

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)
Reservations: No reservations: fist come - first served.
Fees: The Campground will be operated under a concession, and fees will be collected starting in April of 2022.  $23 per site. 
Restrictions: Not recommended for trailers or RVs. Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is 6. 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 along Highway 120 with gas and groceries:
  • Groveland
  • Big Oak Flat
  • Buck Meadows
  • Yosemite Lakes
The nearest hospital is in Sonora.
Water: Untreated water available from river, if running. Treating water before drinking is recommended.
Restroom: Vault toilets are available in the campground. No RV dump station available.
Operated By: Groveland Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Groveland travel approximately 7.5 miles east to Ferretti Road. Turn left (north) onto Ferretti Road. Travel 1 mile and turn right (east) onto Lumsden Road/Forest Route 1N10 off of Ferretti Road. Travel approximately 5.5 miles to the campground which is located on the right (south) side of the road.

RVs and trailers are not recommended on Lumsden Road/Forest Route 1N10.

Lumsden Road from Lumsden Bridge to Forest Route 1N10 is closed December 15 to April 15 according to the Motorized Travel Management Plan.

Lumsden Road is subject to closure during inclement weather.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Tent camping is permitted. RVs and trailers are not recommended on Lumsden Road (Forest Route 1N10).

River and Stream Fishing

Available along the Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River (area is unavailable) located next to campground.

Day Hiking

Nearby hiking trails include Tuolumne River Canyon Trail and the Andresen Mine Trail.

Boating - Non-Motorized

The Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River (area is unavailable) is a popular river rafting destingation. Permits required to float river May 1 to October 15.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.839706

  Longitude : 
-120.045765

  Elevation : 
1,500