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SPRING COVE, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 07 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Spring Cove Campground is located across the street from Bass Lake in a grove of oak, pine and cedar, and is well suited for tents or small RVs. The sites are shaded and clustered close together. Bass Lake offers many recreational activities and is a popular summer destination.

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.

Spring Cove Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Bass Lake is a very popular area that's 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.

The 2.6-mile Spring Cove Trail can be accessed within the camp. Other hiking trails in the area include Willow Creek (2.7 miles), Goat Mountain (2.6 miles) and the 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 and campfire ring. Drinking water and accessible flush toilets are provided. The facility's short parking spurs are paved and dirt-surfaced. Due to tight turns and configurations, this camp is not suitable for large travel trailers or RVs.

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
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Trash Collection
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet
  • A security guard and camp host are on-site
  • No more than 2 pets per site
  • 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.
    • 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):
    37.30056, -119.54139
    37°18'2"N, 119°32'29"W

    Spring Cove is located about 20 miles south of Yosemite National Park. From Highway 41, take Bass Lake turn-off (Road 222). Head southeast about 3.5 miles to the Bass Lake Campground registration office for check-in (keep to right). The campground is southeast another 4 miles.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SPRING COVE

    BASS LAKE  CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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