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33 RV Parks near North Fork, California
Sites: 80 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 52 Reviews
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
Sep 2018 - $79.00
This is one of the worst parks we have stayed in for the last 5 years, never mind the crazy price! You enter the registration via a steep winding paved road. We are 43' plus tow. The approach road had very tight turns which @ 43' we had front wheels mounting the R curb at the same time the rear wheels and tow were up on the opposite L curb. We paid $79!!! For one of the top 3 Executive pull thru sites #17. After you pull forward from registration Steep slope down into site, big scary trees either side, left side inches away prevented putting slide out and uneven! The RV helper said the site wouldn't work!!! She also said we had to back out because the exit going forward was too tight, and the exit road had collapsed on a tight turn out! We hit the tree on R side exiting. Nightmare! Wife in tears. Only 3 sites for 40' plus. We backed into a 40' site extending out. The whole RV park is an ugly dust bowl! Looks like a Mars landscape! Ugly to look at! Not a blade of grass anywhere, double ugly! We returned from the park after dark. Whole park, entrance and approach in total darkness, scary! Not a single light in the whole park! Cable is so bad it's unwatchable, and they know it. We called the office multiple times between 9 and 10.30 and got answer machine? Went to office and always 2-3 reps??? Internet is unusable. AT&T one bar, but LTE, very slow but usable. The positive reviews are for the cabins, yurts and permanent tents. If you are over 40' avoid at all costs, or risk damage to your unit. As a non refundable pre pay we couldn't wait to leave. avoid, avoid, avoid. - JeffK
Jun 2018 - $68.00
Good location (20 miles) from Yosemite if you don't want to stay in the park with no services. Price is high for what you get. Pool is outstanding and we enjoyed clean showers and outdoor movies. The site we had was really not big enough for our big rig and the interior roads are not very maneuverable for big rigs. The laundry has no change machine or information as to length of cycles. There are no places to sit while doing laundry except on a bench in the sun. Quarters for laundry only available up a steep hill at the office. The variable pricing policy (two types of rates- one with all funds forfeited if cancel) is unusual for an RV park. - Betsy from Ohio
Sep 2010 - $18.00
Out of the dozens and dozens of places we've camped, this one stands out as the best and the worst. Let's start with the best: 1. Totally off the beaten path. 2. Easy to find a spot. 3. Glorious natural beauty. Swimming in the icy cold, clear water of the pools is a delicious treat on a hot day. Great views. Lovely lake to paddle and fish in. 4. Many huge sites; great for groups (of which I was a part). 5. Affordable--$18 beats th3 $35-50 of CA state parks. Now, the worst/weird parts. 1. Never met the camp host. Never got checked in. We did see the young man making rounds once, but he never met with any of our group (we had 4 sites). 2. Pit toilets were a disgrace, according to the tent campers we were with. No supplies, nothing cleaned. 3. Bears were about every night, but there was not one warning sign nor any bear lockers for food. Be forewarned. Dumpsters were raided, coolers tipped over, bear scat everywhere. 4. Dogs ran loose and lots and lots of noise on this holiday weekend because of the huge group sites and lack of active "hosting." We did see one sheriff car drive through once in 3 days. 5. Only a few of the sites are RV appropriate. Most are terribly narrow and very short. We have a 24-foot Class C, so we fit in lengthwise. We could get the slide out, but not the awning. And with 3 blocks under the front tires, we were still 3.5 degrees off level in one of the best sites. But, all in all, if you're self-contained and can get one of the good sites and if you don't mind hiking steep trails down to the water, this place was a real backwoods adventure. - JCLC
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
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