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Bass Lake Camping - Sierra Recreation

Sierra Recreation Office and Camp Store at Bass Lake
Sierra Recreation Office and Camp Store at Bass Lake
Bass Lake Camping and Day-use Map
Bass Lake from Recreation Point
Recreation Point Group Camp Site at Bass Lake - Sierra Recreation
The Falls - Day Use Area - Sierra Recreation at Bass Lake
Acorn Group Campsite at Recreation Point - Bass Lake - Sierra Recreation
Address: 39900 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604
Phone: (559) 642-3212
Website: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/gatew...

Wanting to camping at Bass Lake? Unlike most other areas in the Sierra National Forest, camping around Bass Lake is only allowed in designated/managed campgrounds. But the good news is that there are five of those situated conveniently around the lake itself, providing multiple sites with varied accommodations for year-round camping opportunities (note - availability and accommodations vary by campground and are subject to change).  Those campgrounds are: 

  • Forks - 31 sites - open (approximately) Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Lupine & Cedar Bluff - 113 sites in these two adjacent campgrounds - normally open Year Round
  • Spring Cove - 63 sites - open (approximately) April to Labor Day
  • Wishon Point - 47 sites - open (approximately) Memorial Day to Labor Day

If you are looking for tent-only group camping - you can find it at the Recreation Point Group Campsite and Picnic area.

All these campgrounds are managed by Sierra Recreation (a subgroup of Vista Recreation) as a concessionaire for the USFS Sierra National Forest. Reservation of campgrounds either on-line via www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777 for reservations.  The listings for the campsites provide a wealth of information including detailed site descriptions, identification of facilities, etc... For clarifications of you are in need of any information beyond this, we recommend you contact the Sierra Recreation Office directly. That number is (559) 642-3212.

In addition to the campgrounds, there are several day use/picnic areas, also managed by Sierra Recreation, at Bass Lake. These include:

Recreation Point Picnic Area, Denver Church, Little Denver Church, Pine Slope, The Falls, Lakeside, Pine Point, Willow Cove and Rocky Point. Note - there is a fee of $10 per day for parking at the day-use areas.

Click HERE to download a copy of the Camping & Day-use at Bass Lake map.

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