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Summerdale Campground

5 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Summerdale Campground is located just 1.5 miles from Yosemite National Park, and sits in a scenic wildflower-filled meadow, surrounded by fir, cottonwood and cedar trees. The campground's proximity to Yosemite, the excellent fishing at Big Creek and the cooler summer temperatures make it a very…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Summerdale Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2019

Great spot feels secluded

I’m usually not a fan of maintained campgrounds, but with the wife and pup i knew things would go better with a few amenities. The location is good, about an hour to the Valley, the grounds though are great with lots of green and trees that separate the sites.

K
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2019

Yosemite without the crowds

Summerdale is a little gem right outside Yosemite. The sites are well spaced and private, unlike what you will find in the park. My family and I have visited Summerdale about 10 times so far, and it is one of our faves. 

Fishing: Can be GREAT! But at times, has been really bad. We've often caught…

Site12, 17, 13, 16
Month of VisitAugust
J
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2018

Great spot outside S. Yosemite

Neat spot just outside Yosemite NP. The campground host was very nice and the cold stream nearby was perfect to cool down after hiking in the park.

A park tour bus stop was a mile south of the campground and can take you all through the park or drop you off and pick you up on the way back at the…

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Location

Summerdale Campground is located in California

Directions

Take Highway 41 north from Fresno, just past the town of Fish Camp. The campground is on the left side of the highway, 1.5 miles before the entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Coordinates

37.47064743 N
119.642733 W

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About This Campground

Summerdale Campground is located just 1.5 miles from Yosemite National Park, and sits in a scenic wildflower-filled meadow, surrounded by fir, cottonwood and cedar trees. The campground's proximity to Yosemite, the excellent fishing at Big Creek and the cooler summer temperatures make it a very popular destination.

Recreation

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout in Big Creek. A few miles from the campground are opportunities to ride off-road vehicles in the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area or hike the 3.7-mile Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail.

Facilities

Each campsite has a paved parking spur, picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are available, and water is provided. Camping supplies are available in the nearby community of Fish Camp.

Natural Features

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Summerdale is located in the Highway 41 Corridor of the Bass Lake Ranger District, an area known for its giant sequoias. Big Creek, which runs by the campground, is active with the local beaver population.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors enjoy making day trips into Yosemite National Park, or taking a ride on the logging train at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Nelder Grove is also in the vicinity, offering the opportunity to walk among giant sequoias.

ADA Access: N

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