Lupine Campground

Bass Lake


Bass Lake


Lupine Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Lupine Campground

Bass Lake Attractions

Bass Lake rests in the Sierra National Forest south of Yosemite. The lake is a popular camping and recreation area. Visitors who stay at Lupine Campground a set back from the lake a short distance.


Key Lupine Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite.
  2. Fires must be confined to the provided fire ring.
  3. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in invasive pests.

Lupine Campground

Lupine Campground is adjacent to Cedar Bluffs Campground on the west shore of Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. With more than a thousand surface acres and 14 miles of shoreline, Bass Lake has long been a popular mountain recreation destination. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, and hiking. Several nice day-use areas are along the shore near Lupine Campground.

Lupine Campground has 50 pleasant campsites spread through a mature Ponderosa pine forest and around small meadows. Twelve sites are designated for tents-only, the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Most of the parking spurs at Lupine are large enough to accommodate boat trailers.

Lupine Campground Basics
Lupine Campground Location: Off Highway 222 on the west shore of Bass Lake
Elevation: 3,460 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 55 miles
Merced - 73 miles
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 50
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 at Lupine Campground
Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from the current day up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: none designated, but there are accessible facilities
Favorite Campsites: #68, 70, 78, 80, 82, 84, 85, 100, 103, 106
Fees: $31.53 per night ($33.33 during holidays)
Reservations: Lupine Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Lupine Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, pedestal grill, stone fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: Nearby
Attractions near Lupine Campground: Spend your days at Bass Lake with its marinas, boat rentals, boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Strike out into the forest for hiking and mountain biking. Visit nearby interpretive sites. Relax for the day at Lakeside Picnic Area or Wishon Cove. Discover Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail, Angel Falls and Devils Slide Falls Trail. Join in the fun of the Bass Lake Fishing Derby in early May.

Lupine Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Lupine Campground

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

Lupine Campground map, Bass Lake,  CA

map of campgrounds at Bass Lake, including Lupine Campground, CA

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