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156 Reviews of 34 Bass Lake Campgrounds

Savannah M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2022


This is a very back in the woods setting. We didn’t stay here because when we got out of the car for a bathroom trip, a coyote was 20 feet from the car. Needless to say I almost peed myself 🤣. We went to a different site. This one is super secluded and no one else was there at all when we were…

Month of VisitFebruary
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Pleasant Simple Campground

This is a free dispersed type camping area with vault toilets that is near a small creek. No water is available other than the creek.

The best access is through the small town of Big Creek which has a small store/ deli. Be aware that the road out of Big Creek is extremely steep and narrow but…

Month of VisitNovember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Survived Creek Fire but Damaged

A lot of trees survived in the creek but the surrounding area was decimated. There are hazard trees and other damage that will have to be repaired. I don't expect it to open in 2022.

Month of VisitSeptember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Isolated Campground with Lots to Explore

There are a lot of backroads to explore in the area. The campground was on the edge of the 2020 Creek Fire. It was closed in 2021 and hazard trees were removed. I would expect it to open in 2022 but recommend calling the Bass Lake Ranger Station.

Month of VisitNovember
Amy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Perfect for car camping

The site is right outside Yosemite National park. It is perfect for car camping as it is a large parking lot. There is a dumpster and it’s fantastic for viewing the stars.

Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Amazing off grid Location, Quiet, RV access

After accidentally driving to this location following the directions of another reviewer for the “Yosemite Boondocks” campground across 41 (which we never found) we were very happy with this location.

First, to tell you how to properly get here and find all the spots, drive to the end of the road…

Site2nd big loop
Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Couldn’t find, Hannah gives wrong location

Note: drove to “end of Mt Raymond Rd / Goat Meadow Ttailhead” following Hannah’s review as the directions. That is not the directions to this campground. It’s the directions to the Meadow campground across the 41. So, unfortunately never found this location. Leaving proper review of Meadow…

Month of VisitDecember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Quiet Yosemite jewel

Booked Loop B site 36 - on-line said it wouldn't take a trailer larger than 12'.  1st - it isn't a 'back-in site.  You pull in along the roadside bounded by boulders for your site.  I pulled in with my 19' trailer, towed by a large SUV without a problem.

We were here six nights and never had more…

SiteLoop B Site 36
Month of VisitNovember
HThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Great Location

Located at the end of Mt Raymond Road at the Goat Meadow Trailhead & Snow Play. Plenty of spaces available, including a parking lot. I hate to admit it's suitable for big rigs because these generators are driving me nuts. I had to ask someone at 10pm to please turn it off because it was so…

Month of VisitNovember
iliana S.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2021

North Pines #515

Our campsite was the best! We were right next to the Merced River and surrounded by granite cliffs! To our right was Yosemite Falls and behind was Half Dome. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Half Dome behind the trees
  • a beautiful Yosemite sunset
  • hanging in my ENO
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Sitecampsite #515
Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2021

Great weekend getaway spot

Let me start off by saying there was a fairly big issue with 2 of the 3 spots we reserved. The paved lots were so far from level that we didn't have enough leveling blocks. I am confident that these unlevel spots , G80 and G81, are the exception and not the norm.

With that bit out of the way,…

  • Even with this stack of blocks, we were down about 4 inches in the front.
  • Beautiful surroundings!
SiteG79, G80, G81
Month of VisitOctober
Olivia K.
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Upper Pines Oasis

Great campground, nestled beneath the giant granite cliffs. For people with mobility issues, this site is a good walk away from the inner valley trails, fine for anyone else who is up for walking distances, because that is why you came to Yosemite!

FYI: No soap or hand drying items in bathrooms…

Month of VisitOctober
Alyssa V.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2021

Quiet site , lots to see

Great drive in site as well as renting it and having an RV or trailer . The showers are across the way at upper pines as well as dump station and water station for RV . There bathrooms and area to wash dishes . Bear boxes are pretty big for each site .

Month of VisitOctober
Brenda The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2021

Yellow Jacket Season

Good spots, found one to fit our trailer. People kept parking at the entrance of the dirt path.

Month of VisitOctober

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