Wishon Point Campground

Bass Lake


Bass Lake


Wishon Point Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Wishon Point Campground

Bass Lake Attractions

Only a short distance south of Yosemite, Bass Lake is a popular camping and recreation area. Campers at Whishon Point Campground are close to the lake and to day-use areas along its shore.


Key Wishon Point 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.


Wishon Point Campground

Wishon Point Campground is located on the southwest shore of Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Visitors to Bass Lake enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, and hiking. Facilities at the lake include marinas, launch ramps, resorts, and many nice lakeside picnic areas.

Wishon Point Campground's 46 campsites are set in a forest of oak, pine, and cedar with dense undergrowth in some parts which provides good privacy. Eight of the campsites are designated for tents only; the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A few of the campsites have lake views. There are some double campsites available. A few parking spurs may be bumpy. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Wishon Point Campground Basics
Wishon Point Campground Location: Off Highway 222 on the west shore of Bass Lake
Elevation: 3,440 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 57 miles
Merced - 75 miles
Campground Open: Late April through early September
Number of Sites: 46
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 Wishon Point 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 for standard sites. For tent-only sites, 4 days up to 6 months in advance.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #21, 28
Favorite Campsites: #2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 28, 33, 36, 38, 39, 40, 44
Fees: $31.53 per night ($33.33 during holidays)
Reservations: Wishon Point Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Wishon Point 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 Wishon Point Campground: At Bass Lake stop in at Miller's Landing where you will find a marina and boat rentals. Enjoy a day on the water boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Get into the woods hiking or mountain biking. Try one of these nearby trails: Willow Creek (2.7 miles), Goat Mountain (2.6 miles), Spring Cove (2.6 miles) and Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail (1 mile). Around the lake find Angel Falls and Devils Slide Falls Trail. Don't miss the Bass Lake Fishing Derby in early May

Wishon Point Campground, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Wishon Point 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.

Wishon Point Campground map, Bass Lake,  CA

map of campgrounds at Bass Lake, including Wishon Point Campground, CA

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