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RECREATION POINT, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Recreation Point is nestled in a partially shaded cove overlooking the northern end of Bass Lake. It offers tent-only, overnight sites and picnic area for groups. The maximum group sizes range from 30-50 people per campsite and 50-100 people per picnic site.

The camp consists of four sites on one loop: Knoll, Lagoon, Scout and Acorn. The group picnic areas, Cove, Oak Point and South Park, are on a separate loop.

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.

Recreation Point 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. Recreation Point has a designated swim area.

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

Facilities:

Each campsite has a water faucet, picnic tables and a large pedestal grill. The group picnic areas offer picnic tables and pedestal grills. The restrooms have flush toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Yosemite National Park can be reached in under an hour, making it an ideal day trip from Bass Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Waterfront Sites
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Camping Supplies
  • Fuel Available
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • No RV parking allowed; autos only
  • A parking fee for all vehicles will be collected at campground.
  • 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.
    • 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):
    37.32861, -119.57778
    37°19'43"N, 119°34'40"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.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    RECREATION POINT

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)642-3212
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