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WISHON BASS LAKE, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WISHON BASS LAKE
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wishon Campground is located across the street from Bass Lake. The camp is shady, due to dense stands of manzanita, oak, cedar and pine, and thick undergrowth provides ample privacy. Some sites at Wishon offer lake views.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Wishon Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Bass Lake is a very popular area known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here.

Recreation:

Bass Lake offers a beach and boat ramp. Popular activities include swimming, motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and fishing for bass, trout, bluegill and catfish.

Nearby hiking trails include Willow Creek (2.7 miles), Goat Mountain (2.6 miles), Spring Cove (2.6 miles) and Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail (1 mile). A variety of educational programs are offered on weekends during the summer.

Facilities:

Each campsite has a picnic table, stone fire pit and a pedestal grill. Drinking water and flush toilets are provided. Parking spurs are dirt but may be bumpy and difficult to access because of the interior roads.

Services are available at the adjacent Miller's Landing Resort, including a general store, pay showers, laundry facilities and a restaurant.

Nearby Attractions:

Wishon Campground is located approximately 24 miles from Yosemite National Park's South Entrance.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Paved Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Dump Station
Know Before You Go
  • This facility has narrow, bumpy roads. Motorhomes over 24-feet or trailers over 20-feet are not advised.
  • All campers must check in at the registration office prior to setting up camp
  • A host and security guard are on-site
  • Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here for more information about Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Sierra National Forest Headquarters, (559) 297-0706.
  • No more than two pets per site
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.29722, -119.53389
    37°17'50"N, 119°32'2"W

    From Fresno, California, take Highway 41 north through Oakhurst. Turn right on Forest Road 222 toward Bass Lake. Keep right for 3.5 miles to the campground registration office. Keep left, and continue to Wishon Bass Lake Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    WISHON BASS LAKE
    399000 RD 222
    BASS LAKE  CA  93604

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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