Spring Cove Campground

Bass Lake


Bass Lake


Spring Cove Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Spring Cove Campground

Bass Lake Attractions

Bass Lake is a short distance south of Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest. The lake is a popular camping and recreation area. Visitors to Spring Cove Campground sre close to the lake and to day-use areas along its shore.


Key Spring Cove Campground Regulations

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

Spring Cove Campground

Spring Cove Campground is on the west shore of Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Several nice day-use areas are located along the shore not far from Spring Cove. Bass Lake has long been a popular mountain recreation destination. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, and hiking. Facilities include marinas, launch ramps, resorts, and many lakeside picnic areas.

Spring Cove Campground has 61 campsites in a mixed forest which provides ample shade. Because of narrow roads, short parking spurs, and sharp turns, the campground is best suited for tents or small RVs. Large RVs and trailers are not recommended. Some campsites are rather close together, while others offer nice privacy. The campground stretches up the hillside with some campsites located well away from the lake. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Spring Cove Campground Basics
Spring Cove Campground Location: Off Highway 222 on the west shore of Bass Lake
Elevation: 3,440 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 56 miles
Merced - 74 miles
Campground Open: Early May through early September
Number of Sites: 61
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, $7 fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended, 2 maximum
Bass Lake Ranger District: (559) 877-2218

Reservations at Spring Cove Campground
Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 1 day up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #4, 7
Favorite Campsites: #11, 25, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 54, 59, 60
Fees: $31.53 per night ($33.33 during holidays)
Reservations: Spring Cove Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Spring Cove 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 Spring Cove Campground: Enjoy relaxing days at Bass Lake with its marinas, boat rentals, boating, waterskiing, and fishing. For adventure, head out into the forest for hiking and mountain biking. Visit nearby interpretive sites. Spend the day at Lakeside Picnic Area or Wishon Cove. Discover Devils Slide Falls Trail, Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail, and Angel Falls. Come in May for the Bass Lake Fishing Derby.

Spring Cove Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Spring Cove 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

Spring Cove Campground map, Bass Lake,  CA

map of campgrounds at Bass Lake,including Spring Cove Campground, CA

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