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part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 06 2015   Season Dates


Forks campground is located on a hillside overlooking Bass Lake. The camp is forested with cedar, ponderosa pine and oak trees and offers a few sites with limited lake views, while others are adjacent to the creek.

Natural Features:

Forks 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.

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.


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

Goat Mountain Trail (2.6 miles) can be accessed directly from this camp. Other foot trails in the area include Willow Creek (2.7 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.


Each unit has a picnic table, pedestal grill, stone fire ring and paved parking spur. Forks Campground provides flush toilets (including ones that meet accessibility standards) and drinking water.

The parking spurs here are not large enough to fit boat trailers.

Nearby Attractions:

Forks Campground is located approximately 24 miles from the entrance of Yosemite National Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Firewood for sale
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • All campers must check in at the registration office
  • No more than 2 pets per site
  • Maximum vehicle size is 40 feet
  • This campground has a security guard on patrol and an on-site host
  • 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 to learn more about the 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.
    • 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):
    37.31306, -119.57
    37°18'47"N, 119°34'12"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 Bass Lake Campground office. After registering, continue on for approximately 1.25 miles to the Forks Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    ROAD 222
    BASS LAKE  CA  93604

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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