Lost Claim Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
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Lost Claim Campground is a rustic campground located on a mixed conifer forested site adjacent to Highway 120. Each site has a picnic table and a campfire pit with a grill.  Vaulted toilets, potable water at pump.

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Please use caution while in the
Rim Fire Burned Area.
Potential hazards include loose and falling rocks, flash floods, and debris flows.
Trees may have been weakened from fire damage and ongoing drought and may fall at any time.
Stay on designated roads and trails and within opened areas.
Be alert for falling objects and do not linger around large trees.
Avoid the area during high winds or heavy rain.
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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) - Lost Claim Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Operational Hours: Lost Claim Campground is closed. No dispersed or walk-in camping allowed while campground is closed. No water service and restrooms are locked.
Reservations: For reservations, call National Recreation Reservation Services: 1-877-444-6777; TDD: 1-877-833-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Fees American Land & Leisure operates Lost Claim Campground and charges the following fees:
  • $21.00 for a single-family site
American Land & Leisure operates this campground under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionairs finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
Open Season: May - September
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
Additionally, Crane Flat Station in Yosemite National Park has gas and groceries. The nearest hospital is in Sonora.
Water: Potable water is available at a hand pump. Filling of RVs is prohibited
Restroom: Vault toilets are available in the campground. No RV dump station available.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure

General Information


12 miles east of Groveland on Highway 120.


Most sites as well as the restrooms and hand pump for water are not wheelchair accessible.

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Lost Claim Campground Site
Typical Site
Lost Claim Campground Restroom
Typical Restroom

Hand Pump

Hand Pump for Water


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