Clark Fork Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
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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) Campground is open. Be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and drinking water, as some services may not yet be available, and social distancing will be important. Trash removal is limited - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave! Contact Dodge Ridge for more information 209.965.3474
Operational Hours: Clark Fork Campground is open. Be self-reliant by bringing your own soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and drinking water, as some services may not yet be available, and social distancing will be important. Trash removal is limited - pack and take all your trash and waste with you when you leave!
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Clark Fork Campground. Cash Only
Fees Clark Fork Campground have the following fees:  CASH Only A-Loop
  • $23 for a single-family site
  • $46 for a double site
B-Loop
  • $23 for a single-family site
  • $46 for a double site
The Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Passes are honored and provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees in the campground.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope or Pass must be shown to Host. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping. Passes are not accepted for group or double sites.  Dodge Ridge 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. 
Permit Info: If you wish to use a stove, grill, or have a campfire it is recommended, but not required, that you get a campfire permit.  This FREE Permit can be obtained at preventwildfiresca.org or at any ranger station. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it.
Open Season: May - October
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. 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. Max Length for RV/Trailers 32ft
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 Senior and Interagency Access Passes are honored and provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees in the campground.  Pass number must be written on fee envelope or Pass must be shown to Host. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping. Passes are not accepted for group or 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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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.

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

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.395413

  Longitude : 
-119.799422

  Elevation : 
6,155 feet

 



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