Chilkoot Campground

Bass Lake

Bass Lake

Chilkoot Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Chilkoot Campground

Bass Lake Attractions

Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest south of Yosemite has long been a popular recreation area.

Chilkoot Campground

Chilkoot Campground is 4½ miles northeast of Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The rustic campground often has campsites when the campgrounds along the shores of Bass Lake are full. Nearby Bass Lake offers great boating, fishing, waterskiing and other outdoor activities. Marinas and resorts at the lake provide an abundance of services.

Chilkoot Campground has 14 campsites. Three campsites are tents-only. The others can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Eleven of the sites may be reserved under non-specific reservations, which means a specific campsite will be assigned upon arrival. Some sites are on steep slopes and are not suitable for tents. There is no potable water at the campground. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Campers find shade under a canopy of Ponderosa pine, cedar, and fir.

Campground Basics
Location: 4½ miles northeast of Bass Lake on Road 274 (Beasore Rd.)
Elevation: 4,700 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 54 miles
Merced - 72 miles
Campground Open: Mid-May through September
Number of Sites: 14
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, $7 fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended
Bass Lake Ranger District: (559) 877-2218

Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: No
Fees: $24 per night ($2 more on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Chilkoot Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Chilkoot Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Nearby attractions: Bass Lake - boating, waterskiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Opening dates for campgrounds may vary as they are often dependent on weather conditions.

Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

map of campgrounds at Bass Lake, CA

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