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28 RV Parks near Coarsegold, California
Sites: 80 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 55 Reviews
Oct 2019 - $65.00
Stayed here three nights to visit Yosemite National Park. Probably one of the dirtiest parks I've stayed in. It pretty much gravel and dirt. The park is on many levels and winding road. Fair spacing between sites. WiFi was very poor. Used my hotspot most of the time. - lovingit
Jun 2019 - $78.00
We were accommodated by the people at Yosemite RV Resort at the last minute, because our reservation at another park turned out to be a fiasco. The women in the office were very efficient & helpful. I have read the negative reviews about the steep lane leading down to the sites, but I did not find it overly steep, or hard to navigate. They DO have MASSIVE speed bumps, so slow is good. Our site was very nice, but I have to divulge that this was a place to put our trailer for 4 nights, even though we spent the middle 2 nights at a hotel in Yosemite. Still, we were very comfortable in our site the 2 nights we were there. The bath house was spacious & clean. Their water system had a "blowout" the day we arrived, which had been fixed. I was glad we had a pressure regulator on our hose. This park is part of a chain, "RVC outdoor destinations". Based on our experience here, we would return, and we would try one of their other destinations. Coarsegold is a relatively small town, but they have a gas station, & a small food market for necessities. The much larger town of Oakhurst is nearby. - J Mike G
Apr 2019 - $57.00
We had reserved our site ahead of time for our club of 10 sites in the same location. However, when they took us to the site, it was too small, So, they moved us to a site of our choice that would accommodate us! We had come to this campground with our children over 25 years ago and what a vast improvement! They are still making improvements to the sites which is wonderful. We will be coming back that's for sure. This campground was in close proximity to Oakhurst, Chuchansi Casino and Hotel, Fresno and Yosemite National Park. Right on the gold trail in California. - letsrv2day
Sites: 274 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 48 Reviews
Sep 2019 - $21.00
Near the end of a 4,000 mile/4 month trip, we spent a couple of nights at Park of the Sierras. We've been Escapees members for several years but this was our first time at one of the Escapees co-ops. It was so wonderful that we wished we could have stayed several weeks. It was very peaceful and clean and the people were wonderful. The laundry room was really great. There were activities I would have loved to participate in, but our time was too short. What a wonderful 'refuge!' - MaryinPrescott
Sep 2019 - $22.00
Here is a beautiful park nestled in the foothills outside of Yosemite. The sites are spacious with shade and beautiful plantings everywhere. With the hills, few sites are side-by-side at the same level. Staff is friendly and helpful with guide to site. Huge clubhouse, lots of activities, even their own television channels on cable. If we were to "purchase" a lot in an Escapees park, this would be the place. - rfmscat
Jul 2019 - $22.00
We have been members for a number of years, but had never stayed in a park. Started out with one week, ended up with four. Lovely site on a corner lot. Everyone was very friendly, the cat loved the birds and squirrels running around outside, and didn't see any snakes! People were very friendly. We had to pay for our electricity, but it only ran about $38 per week, which was due to air on continually. Very hot there. Would come back but only in the spring and fall. Yosemite is about an hour's drive - take 140 up along the Merced River. Falls were full. We were very comfortable there except the heat. - WSKeifer
Oct 2019 - $35.00
Site was fairly level. Water pressure was 42lbs. No OTA and cable channels were very limited. But SAT TV worked well. WiFi was ok but slow. The transient section of the park is separate from the long term residents. Definitely follow the RV friendly directions to the office on thier website. Your GPS will bring you in on a drive with steep hills, Huge speed bumps and leaves you facing the wrong way to get to your site. Easy access to the south entrance of Yosemite (16 miles) but it's another hour plus to the valley from the south park entrance. Only one sort of pull through, rest are back ins but plenty of room to maneuver. - BBGuy
Sep 2019 - $53.00
Way to close and should not accept big rigs. Sites to short. Could not put out awning due to neighbor having to back his trailer in at such an angle, that his slide was within 8 inches of our table and the table was as close as we could get it to our slide. Lots of rental rv drivers that caused concerns when driving and parking. - Ed_
Sep 2019 - $42.00
This is a small older park which is 16 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The best feature of this park is its large cable TV channel line-up, but beyond that don't expect much. Prior reviews pretty accurate. There are 4 possible entrances to this park, 3 of which should be avoided at all cost by larger RVs. GPSs will route you on one of these 3 routes. On the route we chose the angle getting onto the side-street was so steep we scrapped the bottom of our tow bar on the pavement. One road gets you to the office facing the wrong direction so after check-in you have to turn around to get to your site. There should be signs directing RVers away from these 3 entrances. The directions on the park's website and their reservation confirmation email will guide you on the best route into the park and even though this road is torn up (cones mark the potholes), it is best to heed those directions. The mobile home and long term RVers are in a separate section away from the short term. There is only one pull-through for larger rigs but upon leaving this site the driveway heads towards a dead-end with no room to turn around so you have to actually back out about 300 feet. The back-in sites are tight and are gravel over soft dirt and will accommodate all sizes of RVs. Fire rings here pose a concern as they are only 3-4 feet max from the RVs. Utilities well placed and worked as expected. Free WIFI was limited to ½ hr per day but you had to set up an account with Tengo Internet and not worth the aggravation. Most parks provide free unlimited WIFI at reasonable speeds. Full payment required at time of reservation which is also not normal for private parks. - GrandpaDan
Jul 2017 - $50.00
The wifi was unusable at our site. No cable. Nothing here but dirt and weeds. Terrifying road entering and leaving which is brutal on the brakes. Garbage has to be taken to a dumpster by yourself with a super heavy hot lid clipped down. Only two washers. Campground is being closed permanently oct. 31 2017. Only overpriced cabins will remain. The area is so full of ground squirrel holes I rolled an ankle more than once. It's more expensive than a KOA for nothing to do. Crooked, unlevel sites. No shade! - WhiskerCamping
May 2017 - $45.00
Wanting a spot as a base camp for going to Yosemite, we selected Sierra Meadow. When we called, they were super-busy dealing with a wedding but managed to reserve us a spot. While the road leading to the campsite is twisty, it's really not bad at all. The RV sites are asphalt with grassy areas between them, all fairly level. Ours didn't have a picnic table, but we asked for one and it was delivered quickly. No firepit/grill. Hookups worked well, and there was good WiFi and good Verizon signal. Men's restrooms/showers were under repair, with spotty availability; women's was nice. The laundry room was open and nice. The management people we encountered were nice and helpful. The park was very quiet. We would likely stay at Sierra Meadows again, but not as a base camp to explore Yosemite... it's too far away. - RobtL
May 2017 - $50.00
Off the beaten path with no frills. If you want to be in the quiet, off the beaten path with basic electric, water, sewer then this is your place. You can get verizon cell coverage because a tower is directly behind us and the wifi is ok. The drive in was slow going but not hazardous. It is only a few miles off the main road but if you want an easy on/off this is not your place. Not much going on, you are on your own to check in and find a spot (places with or without trees for your sat). The roads are not big so there are tight turns in the park to get around but you can make wide, on the grass, sweeps. Very pretty grassy and natural environment. Don;t think we would come back. Not a great value to us. - FrancisandRenee
Oct 2019 - $30.00
Beautiful and quiet. Just the way we like it!! Barhrooms old but clean. Showers free with good pressure and hot water. - MSSW
Jul 2018 - $15.00
Overall a good campground for visiting Yosemite and Sequoia national parks if you wish to be away from the crowds . Very quiet and hidden with excellent water and electric, No sewer Wi-Fi or cable. Plenty of OTA channels. Gated and locked at night and patrols by national park service. Bathrooms and showers need a good cleaning. Would stay again. - Biggyrat
Aug 2017 - $15.00
Nice campground with great views of Hensley Lake. Unfortunately in 2017 the lake is very low. Located in the desert so don't be surprised to see lots of dry dead grass as you enter the campground. Great central location to drive to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Long but scenic drives. - Kansas Traveler
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Campground, is in the Sierra National Forest, on Bass Lake, We only stayed here because we couldn't get a site IN Yosemite
While we made a reservation on Recreation.gov, we checked in to find that the site we had reserved on line, was already occupied and we possibly would not fit into anyways. We were told to go in & find a site, then come back to register, this actually turned out much better for us. Sites are fully wooded with paved parking pads, there are no hookups, but there is a dump station & water fill.
Our site was sort of level, and narrow, strangely laid out as there was a drop off on one side and the road on the other side, the picnic table and fire ring were near the front of the site. Site was well separated from each other.
Bathrooms with flush toilets were clean, but there are no showers.
The campground is laid out on a side hill withing walking distance from the Lake.
Due to the driving distance to Yosemite, I doubt we would stay here again. - bukhrn
Aug 2012 - $39.00
Nice state campground off Bass Lake. Walking distance to lake from sites and nearby Forks store and restaurant. Clean site and flush toilets. No showers. Only downside is there are limited water faucets accessible and no hookups. Stayed in sites 20 and 21 and were great for 2 families and secluded. Would stay here again. Cell phone reception was pretty decent. - JLBL
Oct 2019 - $45.00
gravel spaces, 2 ADA spaces, free WIFI, several 50 amp hookups, balance 30 amps, picnic tables, several shady spaces, restrooms only available monday thru thursday, 10 am to 2pm, grey water can go on the ground, sewer hookups not in yet, rv dump station in town (3 miles +fee), another one (5 miles East @ Bass Lake rv park, free to guests.), (THIS IS NOT MEMBERS ONLY)! Monthly spaces available $500.00 plus electric. ELKS members $25.00 night, Passport America $25.00 first night then regular rate $45.00 per night. self registration on front of main lodge building with instructions and drop box, regular rate is $45.00 for non-members. - Dennis kogler
Oct 2017 - $20.00
Not really big rig friendly, but you can get a few on the lower level. This park was put in long before slides so with 4 you will need to overhang into another space. There is an upper section but it is mostly permanents and would not attempt to go up there unless I had a very small RV. The lower level starts off narrow and at the end has room for about 4 larger rigs if you take 2 spaces. Wi-Fi was not working and the water pressure is really low (25lbs), only saw 30 AMP service at the boxes. One of the local members said they were looking at improvements so made the case for re-doing the lower section to be more big rig friendly and adding a dump station (there is no dump station today). - sheltieRV
Apr 2016 - $15.00
The other reviews pretty much summed this place up. I just want to add that there is a good strong free wifi signal (I'm using to write this review) available from the Elks Club. The water tastes pretty bad, if you don't have a good filter system, bring bottled water. We called ahead of time to see if space was available and received a return call a short time later. Host said," he never saw the place completely full." Passport America price for non-members is $15.00 a night.. - john5079
Sep 2009 - $20.00
We stayed on site #39 which was fairly flat but there's only room for 2 tents, the others are located in uneven ground. The bathrooms were about 70' from our tents and one was flooded and filthy, the other was OK. Since lots of people were using those toilets (flush) sometimes there was a wait. It was an easy walk to the lake which is very beautiful but rather small. We went on Labor Day weekend and there were lots of boats all over with noisy sea-dos. Also lots of people on the trails. There's a quiet time from 10PM but it was not enforced and people partied until the wee hours of the morning. No one told them to be quiet after 10PM. The parking attendant was checking the sites every day without failing. There were limited parking spaces per site and each car must be registered. Overall it was good, but I personally like quiet campgrounds. - renaelindsay
Sep 2006 - $19.00
Beautiful heavily wooded location. Some sites have a view of Bass Lake. Adjacent to Millers Landing which offers showers, store, marina, and grill. They have sites which can accommodate a 40 footer, but it will be a tight squeeze both on the road and in the site. The friendly camp host sells firewood and each site has a fire ring. No hookups, and bring a water-thief to fill your tanks. - morganhillers
Mar 2015 - $23.00
This is a National Forest Service government campground. We camped off-season in March, and all nearby NFS campgrounds were closed, except for a small part of Lupine (a large campground). The reservation link incorrectly listed it as closed.
We had a level site in an area with large trees - very attractive. Most other sites in the loop were deep and reasonably level. Our truck-trailer total length is 39 feet and we fit with some room to spare. We have an 18' travel trailer, and larger RVs may have difficulty finding a space to park their truck or towed vehicle. Logs and very low fences prevent off-road parking. Rest rooms were clean with flush toilets. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
Bass Lake (March, 2015) was very low, with maybe a hundred feet of dry land between docks of lakeside homes and water. The host said water may be added to the lake later, but was not sure because of the drought.
First timers: Be careful to go to the South side of the lake. The North side (Road 274) has only one RV campground (per RVParkReviews), and there are few places for RVs with a large turning radius to turn around. Go to the Visitor Info kiosk in Oakhurst and get a Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide for a local map. One approach is to drive East on Road 426 from Oakhurst, veering left at the 426/223 intersection, and then veering right at the 426/222 intersection. Road 222 and adjacent roads were not displayed on our late model top-of-the-line Garmin GPS.
We spent one night at this campground, and would stay again. There were no hookups, but there was a nearby water faucet. I don't remember if we had a picnic table or fire ring as we arrived late and left early, but assume both are available. Cost was about $23. I forgot the exact amount. A tax was added, so the cost is not an even dollar. Bring change with you. - Jim22
Jun 2010 - $12.00
I was a member here for a couple years. Read all the reviews. Agree with most. Our take is Bass Lake offers a lot of activities. A lot to do: trails, fishing, take the boat out, Pines Village. If you have a car go to Oakhurst and Coarsgold, and Yosemite. The campground can be noisy and what the other member said, the staff can be really rude. They really try to sell you a membership if you are not a current member. Wish they would spend the due money on improvements. It is true sites can be hard to back into. Lots of trees and a small hike, but it's scenic. The manager can be rude and direct at times. You have to come right back at him. It is a nice campground and we would go back. Gets real crowded during the holidays, but what campground doesn't. Have to book way in advance. - tobieollie
May 2009 - $20.00
Excellent campground - spacious sites, many with a good view of the lake. - IanS
Jun 2019 - $80.00
I usually don't post overly negative reviews, but campers must be forwarned about this place. I booked four months in advance. It was a difficult process because they were initiating a new booking system. Despite having booked so far in advance, when we got there, the owner led us in his golf cart back to our "site". It was an uneven patch of dirt, the crest of which was maybe 10' X 10'. The sites in that section are so small, the woman in the next site was using ours for her picnic table & bikes. It wasn't until the owner jumped out of his cart and started moving bikes that we realized THAT was supposed to be our site! We told the owner it wouldn't do, and he directed me to another on the other side of the lane. It was so uneven that when I tried to back into it, the trailer's bumper dug into the dirt. And the owner told me to force my way back regardless, which I didn't do. At that point, thoroughly disgusted, we went back to the front office. The owner, apparently ready to be done with us, did not return. We told the women in the office we were leaving and wanted our money back. They obliged, and when we inquired about options, they suggested another park in Coarsegold, which is where we stayed (good review to follow). The Bass Lake "resort" appears to be a club with seasonal guests. It may work well for them, but transients should stay away. This was the worst site I have ever encountered, to the extent we were ready to camp on the side of the road, if necessary. As we were leaving, I spotted the owner, and told him we were not staying, and that he shouldn't even be trying to rent the patches of dirt he had shown us. He was unapologetic, and wished us good luck. - J Mike G
Oct 2017 - $14.00
Park is being worked on. Many trees removed and new vegitatian planted. The park is in good overall shape. Interior roads are paved and pretty well marked. The park is on a hill side and the interior roads are steep. If you are in the winter season: a small snowfall and you will be stuck! The park is quiet and does not have a view or easy lake access. Park wifi was junk. Verizon cell 3 bars and ok. Easy satellite set up. - BrianStacifulltimers
Jul 2017 - $15.00
Nice wooded park. There are pull-throughs if you desire easy access, back-ins amongst the trees if you are looking for a more rustic experience. All hook-ups worked well, including cable tv. Clean but small swimming pool, clubhouse, and kids game rooms. Park offers some meals (extra cost but very reasonable) during busy times. Good wifi in certain places within the park, Verizon cell service fair. Certainly not the parks fault, but they did have to cut down a number of dead trees due to the drought years which just ended. - morganhillers1