Tule Campground

Success Lake


Success Lake


Tule Campground, Success Lake, CA

Tule Campground at Success Lake

Success Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Success Lake enjoy all kinds of boating as well as hiking, cycling, and picnicking. Campers at Tule Campground are close to the marina and launch ramps.

  • Enjoy a day on the lake boating, watrerskiing, and fishing.
  • Kayakers like exploring the many inlets around the lake.
  • Visit the Kincade Cove Wildlife Management Area on the northwest side of the lake.
  • Downstrean from the dam find Bartlett Park with picnic tables, group picnic shelters, playgrounds, and a softball field.
  • In nearby Porterville take your pick of the Skate Park at Veterans Park,the Porterville Museum, and the historic Zalud House.
  • In nearby Springville tour the Giant Sequoia Mercantile at the Springville Visitors Center
  • Drive up the highway and take Bear Creek Road into the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest for magnificent groves of Giant Sequoias. Find excellent camping around the forest there: Nothern Sequoia National Forest Campgrounds.


Key Tule Campground Regulations

  1. Campground gates are closed from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  2. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  3. Dogs must be leashed and attended. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  4. Campfires are allowed in appropriate fire-rings and other containment depending on wind and weather conditions and may change anytime.

Tule Campground

Tule Campground is in the Tule Recreation Area along the shores of Success Lake near Porterville in Tulare County. The recreation area is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and operated jointly with Tulare County Parks. With 2,450 surface acres, Success Lake is popular for boating, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. A marina provides boating supplies, fuel, and boat rentals. Temperatures at the lake can be over 100 degrees in the summer.

Tule Campground offers 103 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. The campground rests on the northeastern shore of the lake among widely scattered trees. Twenty-nine campsites have electric hook-ups (30 and 50 amp). Tule campground is open year-round. Saturday campfire programs are provided in the summer.

Tule Campground Basics
Tule Campground Location: 8 miles east of Porterville via Hwy.
Elevation: 659 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Fresno - 83 miles
Bakersfield - 58 miles
Number of Sites: 103
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: Maximum 2 vehicles per campsite, and only one can be an RV or trailer
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (559) 783-9200
Park Office: (559) 784-0215

Reservations at Tule Campground
Reservations available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 4 days up to 6 months ahead of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: any length
Wheelchair accessible sites: #54 and 56 (both with electric hook-ups)
Fees: Standard sites - $20 per night
Electric hook-up sites - $30 per night
Reservations: Tule Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, 1:00 PM
Campground gate is closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Tule Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; some sites with electric hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Tule Campground: Enjoy boating, waterskiing, sailing, and fishing on Success Lake. Visit the marina for pontoon boat and kayak rentals. Children can fish in the fishing ponds. Hike the nature trail below the dam. Attend the campfire programs on Saturday nights during the summer. Children enjoy the playgrounds.


General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Tule Campground Map, Success Lake, CA

Tule Campground, Success Lake, CA

Tule Campground at Success Lake

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